BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: best before 20 Dec 2012, poured @ home into a UK pint sleeve on 15 Nov 2012. The beer was obtained from my local B&M Bargains Store.
Nice deep, dark ruby red colour with a full uneven covering of tan foam on top.
Brown sugar type malty molasses in the nose and taste: this is a malts first and foremost brew. Prunes, plums and mixed nuts vie for your attention in the flavours as the malts and hops go to work with each other.
The body is moving towards rich and thick: the beer reminded me of those old winter warmers because it has that sort of Christmassy fireside taste and palate.
Cheap to buy: well worth the cost and I’ll be getting some more in for December.
Mr_Pink_152 (1433) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from morrisons. Deep chestnut brown colour tan head. Aroma is stewed fruit, plums and a touch of caramel. Taste is mainly sweet. A you h watery in the palate. Which was a surprise.
gowdy (796) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Quite a heavy consistency. Citrus overtones in the aroma. Toast.
berkshirejohn (4905) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons, Bracknell. A attractive deep reddish chestnut colour with a thick creamy beige head; the aroma has some raisins and demerara sugar, and also some damp earth; the mouthfeel is creamy with a complex blend of flavours - some bittersweet chocolate, some purple fruit, coffee and raw cane sugar, all balanced by a pleasant bitterness; and rounded off by a dry, warming, nutty finish. Rather good.
mr_h (3326) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle at home, from Morrisons, Ayr - opaque dark brown, foamy beige head, fruity, caramel aroma, sporadic lacing, harsh toffee flavour with a bitter finish, oily, good carbonation
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle courtesy of mr_h. Very derk red, big foamy head. Sweet treacle aroma. Toffee malt flavour. A bit watery and weak for a 6% beer.
dynamiteninja (1642) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium frothy tan head. Chestnut body. Malt, hops, spice, oak, that wonderful traditional beer aroma, fruit, soap, chocolate syrup, alcohol, tobacco, apricot. Bittersweet and tangy. Dry finish. Good.
christhoel (270) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I didnt like this but at the time of tasting it i had the worst sore throat ever so maybe that played a part in the treacle beer not being appreciated
hohops (434) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is very dark brown, light brown edges, off-white head which disappears quickly. Aroma- caramel, a bit of chocolate, dark malts, raisin. Taste- dark fruit undertones, chocolate, caramel, roast malt, some carbonation to clear things up. Nice brew.
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle quality save. Ruby decent beige head. Aroma is fruity dark malts rare same some choc nice bitter finish. Ok body. Decent stuff.
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, malty aroma, taste is medium bitterness with some roast malt, with a dry finish.