gam (3022) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized head tan colour mild carbonation cola coloured pour aroma caramel chocolate mild liccorice flavour fruity citrus a bitter taste from the hops ibu good strength caramel chocolate maltiness oily taste has some good touches likeable ale aftertastes fruity rich maltiness oily tastes lasting bitter good fizz
Marsiblursi (2980) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours deep dark red. Light roasted, dry-ish aroma with with some fruits and bitter cocoa. Dark malt flavour with some raisins. Light sour with a dry finish. Medium body.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2009. A black colored beer, with a thick small beige head. The aroma of roasted malts with chocolate, bittersweet. The taste is malty with chocolate and some dark fruits, like raisins. The aftertaste is dry bitter with some chocolate and notes of sweet.
Embrouille (2788) - SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 50cl. Malty buttery aroma which is reminiscent of earthy hops. Caramel throughout. Medium to full bodied. Decent.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Brown with a thin off-white head, plums, dark malts and coffee in the aroma, medium bodied with soft carbonation, rich flavor with a long aftertaste.
mile (2662) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma with some caramel and some roasted malt, vinous fruitiness with dark fruits, light chocolate and licorice. Malty body is medium, sweetish with fruitiness - dark fruits, some caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolate. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish with some fruitiness - dark fruits, light roasted malt. Strong ale with vinous fruitiness and some roastiness - could be dried, though.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Fleeting taste of chocolate with first mouthfull which rapidly disappears to leave liquorice flavours which develop into a complex burnt, treacly taste. Very viscous and satisfying but begins to cloy towards the end. Well worth a try but a whole bottle is a bit much.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2009, 4th August 09 & also at the Bricklayers Putney, 5th Oct 09. Ruby dark brown with some white head. Strong initial flavour of blackcurrant cordial and then a rich caramel & honeycomb taste. Full, slightly oily palate that coats the mouth. Better to have a half than a full pint.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle, dark brown with a filmy tan head. Strong vinuous aroma, dominating some fruit and malt in the background. Some vinuous qualities in the mouth as well, the malt is definitely chocolate, with some tarty fruit in there as well. This is very good.
hawthorne00 (2215) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a coat of beige head that disappears. Aroma of singed toffee, nuts, stewed fruits, a meadow. Taste has stewed fruit, toffee, chocolate, some floral/ herbal note. Rather flat and thin - bottle says brewery conditioned, not bottle conditioned - and not quite mouthfilling. Nice spiced chocolate finish. Suspect that bottling has ruined this.