sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium to dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate. some coffee. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, quite bitter but a bit watery on the throughput.
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Colour is near black. Short head atop. Aroma has smoky, plummy, blackberry fruity character. Taste is those same elements. Nice fruitiness throughout. A little old-world in its execution. Would make a nice fireside sipper.
ForlornHope (286) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s supermarket. Pours a deep brown colour, lovely red hints and a slight tan head. Interesting aroma: slightly earthy, malty and sweet lactic, buttery hints. Slightly sweet to taste with a firm bitterness to follow. Superbly balanced, peppery hop, firmly malty and slightly metallic (iodine?) with a good dry finish. Complex, rich and rewarding.
MarcinG (210) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ciemno brazowe w barwie z srednia palona piana. W zapachu czuc alkohol (7.3 procenta) i owoce z czekolada. Smak wszystko wynagradza. Osobiscie sadze ze przypomina Amber Kozlaka ale to moja opina. Zatem: Slodowy posmak z owocami czekolada rodzynkami troche chlebowy- wszystko dobrane bardzo harmonijnie. Dla mnie jedno z lepszych...i nie zapomnijmy o slowach Bergmana na kapslu
jamestulloch (2698) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark brown body with a medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of tea, earth, wood and raisin. Flavour of filter coffee, milk chocolate and plum. Medium body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. Subtle and luxurious - tastes lighter than 7.3% ABV.
dutchbeerpages (2012) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful beer, lightly roasted, chocolate, beautiful head. Palate is creamy and lovely. Really nice beer.
gift from uckelman
jamesie1857 (1780) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe - Near black body with a beige top. Entertainingly complex nose picks out coffee, chocolate, liquorice, with dark berries and some floral notes and a good deal of smokiness. Flavours are led by liquorice, sweet raisins and cola with roast coffee and spices. Nice syrupy body made it a well rounded and balanced Christmas Pudding of a beer! Nice.
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, drunk at home. Black, smoky and impenetrable. Wisps of khaki head. Woodsmoke, plum pudding, caramel. Sweet smoky taste with a surprising saltiness. Salted caramel, taffy, biltong, and stone fruit aftertaste. Full palate, slightly over-carbonated but I can live with that. This is truly exemplary and the best beer you are likely to find in a supermarket.
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Nearly black in color with a fading tan head leaving a ring. Big roasty chocolate molasses toffee aroma. The flavor is great, dry and restrained with hidden chocolate sweetness. Ashy as if you were sucking on your old grampy’s pipe (don’t read too much into that). Bitter on the finish. Medium full body with soft carbonation. An elegant, unique, and enjoyable brewski on the whole.
Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 (500ml) this dark ale is like a metaphorical blowjob from a beautiful dark woman . she loves u ,but we will never marry . beautiful silky liasion.