johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, heady nose. Pours very dark amber with a firm cream head. Flavour is complex with dark notes being balanced by some vinous, sherry-like sweetness. Finish is pleasingly astringent on the back of the tongue, with a lingering citrus and honey malt. Very nice indeed.
doubelknv3 (1068) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, coffee, roast, and fruit aroma. Dark brown with tan frothy head. Chocolate, nuts, fruit, and balancing hop flavours. Full bodied, balanced, with lasting mild bitterness.
aleksander9 (1056) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice dark brown with small off-white head. Small aroma of sweet caramel, floral hops, metal and roasted malt. Nice vinous mouth feel with small carbonation. Aftertaste is molasses, roasted malt, sweet caramel and floral hops. Overall: nice. Miss better aroma.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my sister for christmas. Pours a dark brown with mahogany flashes down the side of the glass. Smallish dense light tan coloured head. Fine lacing leaves as except the thinest film. Aromas of sweet light caramel, cinnamon and ginger and some light stone fruits. Very christmas like. Flavours are sweet thanks to all the malt with only feint hop bitterness to finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with slightly resiny after taste.
ralphdot (1014) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
5.5% deep ruby red colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, complex fruity taste, nice winter beer.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel/toffee note, bread, grassy/hay and nutty.
Taste: Low sourness, low/medium sweetness and medium bitterness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, abrupt fairly dry bitter/sweet finish of dried fruit, chocolate malt and a hint of pepper.
Comments: Very good and glass lace.
TorbenH (999) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, nuts, bread, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Fukito (991) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark ruby copper color with some orange hues and a small off white head. Aroma is faint burnt caramel and some fruit . Flavor is crystal malts with some spicy notes. A tad too sweet
Martin243 (970) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle served cellar cool in a 1/2 pint chalice for topping up. Dark ruby with an offwhite head.Nutty aroma, smooth slick mouth feel, fruity flavour with a definite blackcurrant predominance. Lovely sipping beer.
Cantabrian (964) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tummy bug brown, with no mentionable head. I had it too cold, so there isn’t much I can say about the aroma. Flavour is woody, with plenty of alcohol, actually quite interesting, with a hoppy bitterness that lingers for a long time in the mouth. Medium bodied, it has plenty of carbonation. Must be consumed at a proper temperature, much higher than straight from the fridge.