Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice malty aorma, some roastyness. Brownish colored beer, small off-white head. Good malty flavor, roast and some good smokyness.
Lunkie (1404) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet malt hop aroma. Dark brown chocolate colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt chocolate flavour. Thin palate.
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From A Bottle.Almost black with no head,aroma is of sweet fruit,taste is malty with red wine and a sweet dry finish.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. I found this beer far too sweet to start with but as I reached the end of the pint I found myself really enjoying it as multi layered flavours came through. Very good strong dark ale.
gegwilson (1164) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the hog’s back brewery shop in Tongham. Pours deep mahogany with a small tan head. Flavours are sweet with fruit cake, sherry and something a little woody. Maybe just a slight vegetable note, but otherwise very good.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with minimal head. Sweet, raisins, bitter dark chocolate. Very low carbonation.
OllieBBommel (1088) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: beige foam, shrinking fast. Colour: clear dark brown. Aroma: hops, roasted malt. Taste: hops, bitter-sweet. Palate: dry, medium bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Real Beer Shop in Chichester. I detect a hint of plum, chocolate, coffee, some roastedness and it seems like a good balance of flavors. The carbonation factor seems low but this is a very tasty beer that I enjoyed each sip of. I wish we had these beers in the US!
AdiBeer (1076) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: toasted malts, caramel malts, roasted flavours. Appearance: dark brown, small creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, roasted, toasted flavours again. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with smallish off white head. Aromas of dark stone fruits, treacle and roasted grain, Flavours are quite sweet with some grain bitterness on the finish. medium to thin mouthfeel.