KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thick tan head. Burnt, bittersweet aroma. Very well roasted malt flavor, just a bit sweet, with dried dark fruits, cream, chocolate, coffee. Dry, roasted, slightly hoppy finish. A rather interesting beer, and a nice change from all the bitters I had tonight. Nice, rich beer.
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (bought in Manc). Prune juice brown with a thin tan head. Much better than I expected. Roasty/smokey notes with some caramel and not too overpoweringly sweet. Quite refined for Holts.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a good black, nice head but quick to go, roasted malts and coffee, surprisingly good
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer with no head, smokey roasted aroma , sweet malty taste.
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
well this is right up my street. dark & moody. wonderful flavour of burned coffee.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent drink this, and 1.95 in my local pub. I think we have a new drink for my on match days. Slight caramel and chocolate in there but quite subtle. Pretty much black and pretty much tasty. Good work.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with red lights, creamy beige head. Aroma roasted malt, liquorice, dark coffee. Flavours of smoky malt, liquorice toffee, dried fruit, woody notes. Sticky-sweet, rich mouthfeel, smooth and lingering finish of dried fruits and more liquorice. Excellent strong ale.
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with red tints and a beige foam. Aromas are milk and dark chocolate with raisins. Lightly roasted with herbal notes. Flavours are rich and malty with dark chocolate and its bitterness. Fruity with dark berries. Dark syrup with some smokiness. Alcohol on the finish. The sparkle lets it down a touch but overall this is very decent.
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a light head. The aroma is spiced and quite vinous. The flavour has a very deeply bitter finish and a spiced and vinous body. Overall a pretty good beer.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 22/11/2001
Dark coloured strong in alcohol and rich on the palate. Fruity porter like properties. Hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 14/03/2002
Dark coloured rich on the palate and slightly sweet. Fruity warming finish.