mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, thin head. Chocolate malt aroma. More malt and chocolate in the flavour. Creamy finish with some hop bitterness.
20107589 (244) - randers, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasted malt, and nutty aromas aromas. appear very dark brown with a frothy white head. great bitter taste. super palate for an english ale!!
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Light aroma with a lot of chocolate, ryebread and some malty sweetness. Sweet flavor of chocolate, nuts and lightly roasted malt. Finishing with a touch of bitterness and coffee. Low carbonation.
M_Sack (218) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown/ruby. Frothy head that dissipates quickly to a thin white covering. Mid level lacing. Muted, but enjoyable aromas of chocolate malt. Nice malt flavour up front with a long smooth mouthfeel filled with chocolate and a touch of coffee. A complex hop bitterness tempers any sweetness in the mid palate, begging you to take the next sip. Perfect carbonation allowing a delicious mouthfeel. I love this style. Subtle and so typically understated English, but still full of wonderful flavour.
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cL bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with minimal head. Smells of roasted malt and some dark fruit. Tastes of roasted nut, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of dark fruit. Although the alcohol content is somewhat low, the flavor is potent and full-bodied. Very smooth -- neither thick nor thin and with nice level of carbonation. Finish is smooth and bittersweet. A refined and well-balanced beer. I think a higher gravity, however, could give it a few more layers of complexity.
gegwilson (202) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from B&M Stockton. Very dark body with a cream head. Good rich flavours of caramel, raisin and a touch of licorice before a nice bitter stuff. Good tastey stuff, but easy drinking too.
StevieT (201) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with quite a mixed bag of flavours and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Could drink a couple
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml. Pours a deep mahogoney with a decent off white head. A nutty aroma of caramel malt. And dark fruit. Nice medium body. Sweet candied fruit, caramel malt, and a nice english nuttiness. A nice holiday ale.
MustangMarkF (187) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml Bottle. I new i wasn’t going to be a fan of this when I bought it - however my tastes are towards the lager lighter range of craft beers. Dont let my low review put you off it just wasnt my thing. Aroma was slightly spicey and slightly chocolatey (but much less than would expect from similar brewers) Appearance was a dark red brown. Taste was just purely MEHHH It was quite malty but it was also very watery. Overall - if you’re looking for a winters pint - get almost any other englsih brewed seasonal ale and you’ll have an improvement on this.
slakemythirst (183) - - JAN 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lätt brödiga, nötiga maltiga toner. Stadig kropp och en fin beska. Slutsats: Är troligen klockren till en söndagsstek..men si och så som solist..