mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark red brown appearance. Fruity aroma with some blackcurrant which comes through in the flavour too. It’s fruity with some light coffee tones. Quite sweet.
s_hartshorne (1009) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle b and m. Dark ruby colour tan head. Aroma is cocoa and dark malts brown sugar. Taste is bitter sweet coffee chocolate and malts. Prickly carbonation good body. First beer of this style right up my street v nice at 70p a bottle i will be going for more tmoz.
RichTheVillan (2415) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark reddy brown pour with tan head, fruit aroma, taste has dark fruits a hint of roasted malts, very sweet some minerals, quite sticky, not for me.
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cheapo 330 ml bottle from B&M. ABV on the bottle stated 5.5% Poured into a Hoegarden tasting glass. malt loaf and wet garden aroma. Dark ruby with a generous beige head. Fruit cake and black treacle flavours, old prune and fig with something earthy and vegetal offering a bit of complexity. Also a slightly smoky quality. Full bodied, slick and chewy, with a long finish. I opened a second bottle after the first, and it kept my interest to the end.
allmyvinyl (2791) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at home. Malty fella for sure. Dark brown pour, red tints. Malt aroma, dark malt taste. Not quite treacle, but near as dammit.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Pours a very deep amber color, with a slightly off white head. Sweet and malty aromas with hints of caramel and wheat. Taste is of deep roasted malt with a tiny hop presence. Very slight amount of chocolate coffee. Creamy and smooth, with good carbonation.
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle Old notes-Pours dark ruby with a small head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and toffee. Taste of the same with some more sweetness. This medium bodied brew is not bad as I was expecting worse.
SarkyNorthener (1680) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rhythm and Booze, Wakefield. Black beer with red hues and a small head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, chocolate and a metallic whiff. Taste is dark sticky malts, sweet caramel and a touch of alcohol, but needed more. Medium to full bodied and sticky. OK beer, a little sweet for me though.
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, 69p, Rhythm N’ Booze, Cleethorpes. Very dark ruby appearing black (in this light) under a fine beige collar. Nose of sticky malt loaf, Xmas pud, yeast extract, hazelnuts in dark chocolate, dried fruits. Feels stronger than its strength with a syrupy mouthfeel, discreet carbonation and richness of chocolate, malt loaf, black cherry, shrivelled grape skin and molasses. Hints of burnt wood for dessert. Bit cloying but well-constructed and not without attempts at complexity.
rauchbier (3590) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton upon Humber. Deep red almost black, thin but lasting off white head and gentle condition. Sweet burnt toffee and caramel dominant in the nose, sweet in the mouth initially with caramel and malt before developing a slight roast barley note, hints of liquorice and a spirity note, finish is sweet caramel and a slightly bitter roasted malt note.