sjghr (3) - Devon, - OCT 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brilliant beer. I love the cross-over feel of it - part traditional strong, part porter. Lots of flavour, rich and quite malty. Lovely creamy head.
edsspoon (51) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spiciness, coffee and roasted malt with a hint of alcohol and orange. Taste of lots of roasted malt and bitterness with coffee and chocolate. Tastes a lot of alcohol. I actually found the alcohol a bit overpowering, not something I would like to drink a lot of.
davidtjm (113) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a medium head. Chocolate, toffee and malt aroma. Taste is coffee and chocolate, but not too strong, and bitter on the finish. Very nice
Philym (593) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: liquorice, caramel/toffee, fruity, roast and chocolate malts.
Taste: Low/ medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering caramel, liquorice finish.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Very Dark Brown with reddish tinge. Very Malty; roasty malts (almost burnt), chocolate and coffee, caramel and toffee. Hints of fruit (berries). Hoppy; some hop or malt bitterness. Quite burnt bitter malty throughout. Decent.
Pizd (420) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask): Ruby amber colour, off white head. Aroma of berries, malt, wood, smoke. Flavour is nice and malty with fruity sweetness leading into a caramel and nutty finish. Smokey/charred notes present throughout. Very nice.
Scopey (5297) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at White Horse. It pours deep ruby with a small beige. The nose is berry, jammy, toast, juicy, caramel and Vimto. The taste is wood, tangy, red berry, toast, roasty, juicy fruit, jam and dark fruit with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A big improvement on the bottled version. Tasty.
worldfusionrad (13) - - OCT 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 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. :)
jjsint (427) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque chocolate brown. Light aroma of forest fruit malt. Not overly great taste, full but simple. Sweet with a token bitterness. Decent but by no means outstanding strong bitter.
minutemat (740) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at The Shrewsbury Hotel, Shrewsbury. Dark brown colour, liquorice, leather but still quite a fresh taste with pleasing bitterness. Ok.
SarkyNorthener (1311) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark brown beer with residual head and touches of lacing. Aroma of cocoa. Taste is chocolate, licorice and dark berries. A very good beer.