DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from Arden Wines. Good-looking ruby pour without explosions; forms a dense, uneven beige head and keeps it. Mellow, subtly roasted aroma like plain chocolate digestive biscuits with a locust bean/carob back note. That taste with a likeable soft lactic chocolate character; underpinning roast and black tea bitterness; grilled pepper and subtle dankness adding a layer of complexity. Really good like a blend of a schwarzbier/black lager with a dank English mild or stout. Might have to rethink one or two of my prejudices about French beer....
ruigo (622) - PORTUGAL - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a 75cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a brown colour with a nice head. Aroma is hoppy and caramel. Flavour is bitter turning to a dry end. Good!
thornecb (3972) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown into a tulip. Off-white head with little retention recedes to mottle surface leaving spot lacing. Dark pit fruit and caramel aromas. Dry with sweet caramel, nuts and bread upfront turning to mild mocha in the lasting finish.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Aroma is smooth and malty with a hint of chocolate. Med body or better. Mild carb. Flavor is malt, very light chocolate, wood, light noble hop. It comes together very well in a slightly musty way. Gets very woodily astringent. Excellent ale.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours dark brown with 1-finger frothy tan head. Nose is corn flakey malt, earthy and nutty notes. Tastes earthy, dry, with some tartness and a grainy malty flavor with some finishing walnut hints.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Pours a chestnut brown with a prop head. Nose is nuts and chocolate though the yeast note is slightly overpowering. More fruit n nut bar buy yeast still too heavy of a note. Palate medium bodied and textured with a drying finish. Overall, quite good bit yeast too dominant.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Muddy medium-brown with a thick bubbly off-white head that fades with some lacing. Oddly salty roast aroma, liquorice, leather, hint of sulphur perhaps, deifnite "English" spiciness too. Earthy coffee roast, very dry with just a touch of liquorice fruitiness. Thin-bodied. Meh.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are roast coffee with blackberry and liquorice. Hints of burnt toast with leather and some smokiness. Flavours are rich, gritty coffee with berries and an earthy, dry palate. Dark chocolate with a pithy bitterness. Peppery on the palate. Decent.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Big malty aroma with caramel and some dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour with dried fruit and herbal hops, and a touch of chocolate
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. DØE Tasting, French beer. Pours a clear and dark copper beer with a beige/offwhite head. The aroma is malt and caramel. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweet with some bitterness. Overall a good beer with a little better balance in the flavor.