FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Pours with a big head, deep red. Rich fleshy ripe fruits, and slightly sherry-like, aroma. Smooth and sweet body, pleasant carbonation. A little sticky. Toffee and rich malts in the taste, almost like a barleywine. Finish is sweet and biscuity, and with a very sticky dark hoppy bitterness.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate rocky off-white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Complex toffee nutty aroma. Medium body. Medium blanced dark fruit flavor with a solid bitter sweet finish of average duration. Better than my expectations.
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle poured a clear dark brown with red highlights and a small quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, roasted malt, brown sugar and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of plum, brown sugar, roastiness and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet plum and milk chocolate. Flavor is raisin, chocolate, coffee and oak. Bitter roasted coffee aftertaste. Despite the alcohol, the body’s actually a bit thin.
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, pasteurised from Morrisons, Banbury. Chestnut brown with slight white head. Some roasty, nutty notes on a sweet malt background. there is a touch of liquorice and hints of alcohol, but a bit underwhelming. Reasonable.
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. I find it a little boring.
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper with a lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with a hint of dried fruits. Rich malty flavour with lots of caramel and just enough hoppy bitterness to balance the sweetness.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare light tan head. Flavor of caramel, tobacco, and sausage. Flavor of raisin, and sweet chocolate with an indescribable finish.
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from their webshop. It pots deep brown/nr black with a sturdy light tan head. The nose is jammy dark fruits, berry, earth, wood, old leather armchair, toast and smoking jacket. The taste is smooth, roasty, rich dark fruits, bitter, wood, light vinous, leather, some spice, earth and warming alcohol with a dry finish. Fulsome body and fine carbonation. Nice depth of flavour to it. A rather nice beverage.
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd LCRBM. Slight grapes aroma. Malty, somewhat roasted flavor with grapes, raisin and a hint of cinnamon.