imdownthepub (12162) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, pasteurised, 2001 version. Dark amber with bubbly beige head. Nice fruity aromatics with some damson. Thick sugary malt bofy, pudding qualities with a little spice. Faint bitterness and hops on the finish, a little sweet on the tongue. Prefer the cask.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (obviously). Pours dark brown. Nose/taste is heavy chocolate and black malt, nuts and light cereal grain. Lots of malt. Medium body.
Lubiere (11919) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark clear brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, dark fruits, roasted coffee beans, burned caramel, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with dark fruits, light molasses, light coffee, quite nice, given this is more than 3 years old. Tasted with GRM, Probstk, and Mike H., Oct. 8 2010.
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Robson for bringing this. For me this beer has the perfect color. Fantastic dark brown with a deep dark red glow coming through. Large lacy beige head. Smell malts, nuts, raisin and caramel. Taste is just English bitter. Carbo and body ok. Nice beer.
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little faint aroma, cereral, roasted stuff.
clear amber/brown, white head.
flavor is roasted grains, slight sawdust, kinda grainy, but nice. also very slightly smoked notes.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish with red sides. Aroma of fruits, plums, raisins, caramel, alcohol. Quite dry mouthfeel with powerful roasty taste, some cranberries and a quite definite bitterness.
bierkoning (11672) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. raisinny, almost vinous aroma with licorice and some earthy hops. Malty, just a bit salty, vinous and nutty flavor with licorice and some earthy hops, lingering on in the aftertaste. Tasty ale, satisfyingly balanced.
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Dark beige head. Aroma of malts, light hops and spices. Fruity and hoppy flavour. Quite pleasant and refreshing. Is light bitter and fruity in the end . Nice one.
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled - dark brown colour, almost no foam but a nice lacing, prune and wood in the nose, a bit nutty, sweet and full-bodied, the finish is malty, long with a touch of chocolate
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: December 03, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, sweet dark fruits, light spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness keeps it pretty dry, light essence of dark fruits, hint of spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4