BarossaLuke (529) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour. Raisins and light molasses aroma. Rich medium to full palate with lovely malt character, dried fruits choc and toffee.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I adore this bottle and it’s label. Beautiful. When poured, the beer is dark red, almost black. Creamy head. Aroma of berries and chocolate. Some spices in thre flavor including cinnamon.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with mocha white head. Malty, sweet aroma. Dry. Caramel. Slight smoke and low bitterness.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint+0.9. A pretty dark amber pour, limited white head arises. Very nice malty aroma, some caramel and rainin. Maltiness is not quite a prominent, there are some piney hops and spice that balance out the sweet malt. A little peaty, roast nut with some very limited red fruits. A little thin, but exteamly drinkable. Somewhat smokey or roast finish that lingers a bit. Not bad and quite sessionable if available in that capacity.
greenmanalishi (445) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark ruby. Light, roasted malt aroma. Flavours are nutty, some raisin, caramel malt. Good sweet-bitter balance.
smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/light brown color; seemingly clear. Awesome head that recedes in a rocky fashion. Light ring lace left on the glass.
A surprising sour smell. Largely chocolate aroma.
Tastes like a rich brown ale. There are elements of black patent, chocolate and dark crystal malts. Good hop finish that blends well with the light coffee flavors.
This is a very good Christmas beer. It has elements of a porter and a brown ale. Well balanced and flavorful.
BoltonDK (418) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Nice fresh aroma notes of coffe, chocolate.
Reddish brown clear color small white head.
Medium body sweet taste notes of coffee and coco.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee and caramel aroma. Clear dark brown, beige head. Definite English Ale, with smoky bacon touches. 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
Jado (385) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Needs a bit of agitation to produce a head, but it looks good - dark brown with red highlights. Detected some caramel and nuts on the nose. The taste is definitely driven by malty notes, with caramel, dried fruit and some nuttiness coming through. The spice is quite muted compared to say Brewdog?s There is No Santa, but is still evident. The body is a little thin and the palate a bit short, but pretty good overall.