motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, nice work by mowbeer lugging this back for pivni rozmanitost in Prague. Reddish brown with a thin, frothy head; aroma of rusty tea and stewed red berries; some molasses and rye and a long, lightly bitter finish. Good example of a winter warmer
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep brown colour. Aroma is quite medicinal, with light roasty notes, caramel, earthy malt. Palate is sweet and then bitter, with alcohol notcied. Roasted malt, caramel. Slightly metallic.
Theydon_Bois (5457) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Waitrose Sunningdale, 31/08/13.
Dark mahogony brown with slightly reddish hues and a good sized light tan head.
Nose is bready malts, dark fruit tones, light cocoa, dates, sticky toffee pudding.
Taste comprises cake mix, bready malts, treacle toffee, dates, muscavado sugars.
Medium bodied with a little bite, fine carbonation, sweet fruity tang in the finish.
A most decent old ale, I’d happily return to a bottle of this as a winter warmer ... IF ONLY I COULD DRINK A BEER I’VE ALREADY HAD BEFORE WHICH I CAN’T BRING MYSELF TO DO ANYMORE ... AAAAAAAArrrrrrrrghhhhhhhh
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has the distinctive Hogs Back bitter hops taste, but well matched here with a stout like roasted barley flavour. There is a port like fruitiness in the background which adds depth and complexity to a very satisfying dark ale. In style this falls somewhere between a stout and an old ale. A good example of a British strong dark ale.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet aroma with licorice and all kinds of dark dried fruits. Very dark brown, light brown head, good lace. Very sweet, licorice, laurel, light bitter, herbs, quite complex. Medium to light body, lightly warming. Flavourful, low drinkability due to the herbs, quite complex.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small light brown head. Roasted malts, fruits, some sourness and coffee aroma. Berries, some yoghurty sourness meeting coffee and burnt malts flavours. Relatively thin texture. Original, though I am not 100% convinced that the sour fruits marry that well with the roasted malts in this beer.
daniele (4501) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
scura poca schiuma non molto persistente giusta poco gasssata decisamente maltata tostata buon corpo
deanso (4152) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle sampled with friends.
thin off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Nicebrew.
RichardGretton (4119) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Almost black beer with a gentle head. The aroma is milky and chocolatey and the flavour is quite vinous, dry, bitter and slighlty roasted. Overall a nice beer.
mjs (4014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cask at Bricklayer Arms, London) This beer was dominated by berries. It wasn’t really unpleasant thing but it made me wonder whether something had gone wrong either in brewing or during conditioning. In any case: alcohol was quite hidden and sweetness was bit too much present. Bitterness was quite low and could have been stronger so that it would have cut the sweetness.