ERB92 (471) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruits, caramel and nuts in the aroma. Dark brown with a red tint. off white head, Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation, Overall a enjoyable ale.
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.
Jade (417) - 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.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, 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.
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
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fire brick red with a fizzy short lasting head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel, coffee, and salted chestnuts. Flavors of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, and spices. Maybe a hint of sweet pipe tobacco. As the bottle warms more complexities show. I like this one!
DeliriumT (368) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep black with wispy head which disappears quickly. The aroma is burnt grains with hints of coffee and chocolate. The taste is fresh chocolate and nuts with a subtle bitterness.
Shark_Pants (349) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of molasses, nuts. Taste is hazelnuts, roasted red meat, treacle, with a good bitter finish. Nice & thick on the palate. Really enjoying this.
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vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 nil bottle from bed Lilydale deep brown in colour malty aroma strong malty taste good ale
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from utobeer. Pours a dark chocolate with tan head rich dark fruit flavours are followed by a malty slightly smokey nose. Fruityness is then cleaned away by a surprising bitter finish great stuff!