Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml.Dark brown,small head.Malt bread flavours,some coffee.A smooth easy going ale.Hot ears at the ready.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown head, fast disappearing, on a deep brown body. Aroma is mostly sweet malty with some spices and caramel notes. Malty flavor as well with hop and nut notes. Fruity and peppery finish. Nice!
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Beers of Europe shop near Kings Lynn, not bottle conditioned.
Very deep buby brown colour.
A great malty / beery smell.
Flavours of chocolate, & malty coffeeness.
A great dark beer
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2007 Bottle, Vintage 2004. Dark red-brown color with a small head. Sweet caramel malty aroma and taste, light roasted. Medium body and a sweet dry finish. 6-4-6-3-13. Re-Rate: CASK at Charlies. 5-3-6-3-13. Brown colour with a small beige head. Caramel malty, nutty, butter aroma and taste. Medium body with a light butter finish.
rauchbier (3552) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Fabeers in York. 2003 vintage. Deep chestnut, thin white head and moderate condition. Subdued aromas of sweet malt, roast barley and faint smoke with some caramel or butterscotch lurking in the background. Sweet and roasted in the mouth with some butteriness and a gentle hop note but it becomes a little oversweet almost cloying towards the end, reminding me of some of the Batemans beers. Finish is bettuery with hints of hop bitterness but again a little on the sweet side.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. 2003 Vintage. Auburn to brown in colour, with good condition. Bitter sweet with a sneaky alcohol lurking in the corners. Long on the palate. Has some spice but not whole nine yards of Christmas (cloves, spices, herbs, rubbish), for that I was pleased. Not sure what the Vintage is all about, this beer didn't seem like it would benefit from excessive aging.
leaparsons (7666) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red in colour. Flavours comprise of chocolate, liquorice and brandy infused Xmas pud. Bitter at the back of the throat and a long finish. I had the 2002 vintage and it was good enough for any time of the year.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2001 Vintage. Dark brown/amber color, quickly dissipating head of cola-like carbonation. Metallic aroma, leading to a bitter flavor with more complex flavors of malt, and caramel. Slightly syrupy consistency, not as much carbonation.