gegwilson (1269) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from B&M. Deep ruby body with a cream head. Quite fruity at first with some coffee and chocolate malt flavour comingin aftrwards. Not a strong flavoured beer, but what there is is fairly decent. Not bad.
wimpyjoe (4152) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark rouge, no head. Sweet with a sticky texture. Has a touch of roasted malt but more dominant with its sugars.
MalcolmTucker (748) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Super sweet and malty. Caramel, hazelnut, milk choc overlaid with tons of toffee sweetness.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Bottled 21/01/14. A blackish brown coloured beer with a white head. More like a Schwarzbier than anything else for me. Dusty chocolate and sweet caramel. Tasty enough I guess if a little too sweet. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.3
mike_77 (3220) - 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 (1495) - 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 (3135) - 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 (785) - 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 (3610) - 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 (2099) - 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.