Garrat (1254) - 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 (1250) - 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.
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.
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!
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.
OllieBBommel (932) - 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.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - rich dark chesnut colour, and a crema type head that films quick but does linger. Rich broody darkness, lots of dark raisin, some lactic sweet/sourness with touches of caramel, burnt toffee and woody components. If not for the fatness & drinkability, it would be getting close to barley wine characters like other suggest
olliejobbins (697) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours almost black with caramel coloured head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and figs. Barely any carbonation. Tastes slightly of coffee and chocolate. Bitter and sweet.
omikr0n (640) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head that disappeared very quickly. Aroma is smoke, spices, bananas. Flavor is very malty, with bananas and a bit roasty.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Cask aty Croydon Beer Festival. Nose is of dark rich molasses and coffee. Soft syrupy mouthfeel, some alcohol, raisins, sweet finish.