Armando2112 (1) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing beer. One of the best in the world. Lovely taste and smell. Awesome to drink.
iCraig (32) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely dark beer, and very bright.
Tasted of bonfire toffee, very pleasent and very moreish.
Its a pity its not bottle conditioned.
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the big fellaw. Drunk in the pub. Often go over to the Lakes and have a few of these while we're there. Smacking ale. And an ale it is. Old fashioned and nothing wrong with taht.
RobBestwick (595) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, dark appearance, fruity nose, no head, blackcurrant tones
imawayforapint (17) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown body, off white head thin and dissipates fairly fast. Roast grain, toast, bit of coffee and chocolate. Good mouthfull...none of your fizzy rubbish. A hefty pint, meal in a glass type of beer. bloody good stuff.
Grzesiek79 (3294) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
licorice, earthy, nuts, bread, cough drop, butterscotch, bubblegum, red, sparkling, white foam, rocky head, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, creamy, flat, long finish, bitter,
JonMoore (1886) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.Poured a reddish brown colour, with moderate, shorish lived head. Malty, coffee aroma, sweet, malty and coffee taste, with bitter aftertaste, Creamy, slightly carbonated mouthfeel. Very good indeed.
wheresthepath (1593) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 [500ml bottle from Asda, High Wycombe, 26/12/2008] Very dark for a bitter; tastes rich, warming and satisfying with caramel, toffee, coffee, & malt all coming through in equal quantities. It’s very smooth and easy to drink; this is my favourite beer yet, and it’ll be a tough act to beat!
[Re-rate 24/8/2008] This was originally one of my earliest ratings on this website, and remains my highest rating for a bottled beer. I thought I’d best check it out again to see if I’d over-rated it. so... I get a huge maltiness to start off with, leading into stewed fruit, cream, port, chocolate, caramel & coffee. Perfect balance of bitter and sweet, without any cloying stickiness on the palatte. It still tastes fantastic, and it still gets a top rating. Who needs bottle-conditioned beers?!
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown-red body, medium head, low carbonated. Little creamy. Malty, strong coffee aroma. Chocolate, caramel, fruit, spices. Quite sweet (brown sugar). Has some carbonated sweet, light bitter, finish. Very very good.
worldfusionrad (16) - - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I rate beers I think significantly better than average, simple as that. I am not into showing off through word games. :) Significantly better in cask.