DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby with a fine, initially rolling beige top. Immediately weird and delicious Belgian aroma with dark sugar, blueberry muffin dunked in coffee and spices (grains of paradise, coriander?). Effervescent spicy stuff with light roasted notes; nosebleed, cheap coffee, liquorice, Fruit Pastille, a fenugreek/stale old coriander-like scoop of something out of the curry cupboard. The spice is very like Keith’s coriandered homebrew actually. Strong rusted notes. Brazen but I like it.
mR_fr0g (441) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from m&s Euston. Nice floral hop aroma Belgian phenols and a touch of candy apple. Carmel brown colour. Clear with a whisky cream fine head. Flavour is slightly disappointing. Touch of cardboard, chic and fruity yeast esters. Fine carbonation. Crisp hop finish.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from M&S Newcastle. A dark brown beer which pours with a huge foamy white head. It has creamy rich red fruit, chocolate and liquorice flavours with spicy currant finish.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from M&S (naturally). Brown pour with a beige head. Raisin and chocolate aroma. Raisin, chocolate and ripe plum flavour. Sweet, malty finish. Quite tasty.
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small head. Low carbonation and quite malty with a trace of chocolate. Medium body and very easy to drink.A good one.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M&S at RMD station drank on the 18.36 train to SNG, 30/03/13.
Almost clear dark chestnut brown with a good sized biege head.
Nose carries toffee notes, Belgian yeast, brown sugars, light spice.
Taste comprises toffee, Belgian yeast, brown sugars, nutty, touch of spice.
Medium bodied, dryish in the finish.
Ok drinkable stuff but nothing I’d particularly care to revisit unless there was nothing else !
Desverger (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from M+S Eltham, SE London - Pours dark brown in colour with a small thin head. Mix of dark fruits stong yeast and malt character but agree with others that the carbonation was far to much and really ruined it for me, couldn’t finish the bottle.
SarkyNorthener (606) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with red hues. Small head. Not as much aroma as I expected. The taste is strong malts, liquorice and spices. Quite deep bodied and sticky. A little too much carbonation though and the liquorice does come through quite strong at times.
tommann (1994) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, frothy head. Aroma is coffee, liquorice and root beer. Taste has yeasty dark fruits to start. Yeasty, liqourice finish. Carbonation is far too high and sharp.
Beersiveknown (1622) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home from M&S Cookstown
Pales clear reddish brown with a fluffy beige head. Strong aroma of corriander with underlying licorice. Fairly thin in body with medium carbonation, lots of corriander and orange peel and fruity yeast esters. Thankfully the candysugar doesn’t make too big an appearance but the high spicing makes it a slow drinker. Its not too bad.