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.
angelkostvo (834) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black but transperant like darker cola, no head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, roasted malt, plums jam. Taste is light , light bitter quite good balance. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Interesting and nice.
omikr0n (793) - 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.
MissPxx (756) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly chocolatey aroma with caramel undertones. Dark dark brown, nearly black. Spicy under taste about it.
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bozoNZ (731) - 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
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.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned from Open All Hours, Keswick. Dark Ruby. Aroma of roast barley with plums, prunes, caramel, smoke. Good mouthfeel and finish has some unexpected hop.
sharkydodson (529) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
intensive caramel and fruity aroma... full body... the taste of caramel malt, dark fruits toast with shades of spices... aftertaste is dry with some sweetness...
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Croydon BF ’07. Aroma is dark fruit, berries, coffee and roast malts. Taste is fruity, raisins, caramel, dark malts. Finish is sweet. Pretty nice.