FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, healthy head. Sweet, slightly burnt taste. Soft palate, some vanilla, a little woody. Roasty finish, also sweet. Very drinkable, but too sweet for me to really enjoy, and not hugely exciting.
CH-303 (1645) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown. Little head.
Aroma: Coffee and fruit. Caramel-like toffee.
Taste: Coffee, malt. Toffee. Fruit. Sweet.
Info: 500ml bottle, 22/6-2006, 128/300, 69/500
greenmanalishi (496) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 if only. i wanted to like this, really, but it ain’t up to much. caramel sweetness and lots of fizz, think dragon stout...dont think coffee, roast, cocoa or whatever else you might have expected, instead think a slightly alcoholic version of coke.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - FEB 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark muddy brown colour with little carbonation. Sweet, liquorice, faint spicey aroma. Sweet and toffee like. No hop dryness or bitterness at all. decent considering the low alcohol.
Fukito (909) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Craig´s, november 07. Dark, rich ruby color with a medium beige head. Slightly oxidized aroma with some toasted malt notes. Soft, mineral flavor with some nutty notes. Mild. Light palate, with some malts on the back, but tasty for such a light beer. Nice, sessionable mild.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft ,smooth caramelly aroma,maybe touches of toffee, a firm but gentle malt sweetness,balanced by the faintest of hops. I’m stunned how enjoyable this was, given its 2.8% ABV . There is nothing is the U.S. even close to this. It so much tasted like an enjoyable ale.Got through a trade with a wonderful, good English doctor I met at Oktoberfest this year
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
275ml bottle at the Brewery Tap, Wimbledon Village, 11th Sept 2007. Pours a dakr reddish brown. Biscuity malt aroma. Flavoursome and pretty sweet. Very smooth mouthfeel, slightly cloying. Decent, but not spectacular.
mabel (7437) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[652-20070922] 275mL. Rich toffee caramel malt aroma has a hint of dark chocolate and an underlying sweetness bordering on sickly. Dark brown body with red highlights and a small quick foamy tan head. Rich stouty beef stock gravy flavour has a little smokiness as if barbecued and something like chocolate. Medium body, thinner than anticipated. Lovely flavour but smells out of kilter with it.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (500ml). From Waitrose. Clear (meaning not cloudy or hazy) deep ruby-brown pour, quite bubbly, a smallish creamy/rocky light tan head. It’s dry, roasty, like roast chestnuts and a little tart persimmon or some such fruit - dried flower-like hops. The taste - it’s sort of cola syrup-like, again dry, faintly reminiscent of Brazilnut shell, but the sweetness builds and the hop profile just isn’t there - and 2.8%? Hell yeah! - this could be a roasty root beer for all the ABV I can detect. Syrupy, fairly flat body, the taste falls off the table so fast I can’t decide if there’s a maltbev aftertaste or not. Not bad, and I’m sure it’s authentic as all hell, but I regret to say I wouldn’t have it again.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown disappearing head. Sweet malty and roasted malt nose, dark brown hue. Highly carbonated. Some alcohol. Ultimately quite simple but an amazing feat considering the low level of alcohol.