nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Very dark ruby, white head. Aroma is caramel malts, red berries, bready malts. Flavour is earthy, malty, caramel sweet, dried fruits but unfortunately also boozy.
The_Osprey (2589) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, 7.3%, BB Oct 2015. Very dark ruby red, clear, lightly sparkling, decent foamy cream head, light lacing. Aroma is red berry, toffee, a little musty and gluey. Body is medium, foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is toffee, paper, resinous, fairly alcoholic, sharp and a bit drying. Unbalanced, but drinkable, fine.
redders1974 (104) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy aroma pours golden drown nice head that dissapears quickly tastes sweet and treacley a very nice strongush ale one for a winter night very warming and satisfying. I’m think they used to brew this slightly stronger and it was nice but benefits from the slight reduction in abv.
Cokemonkey11 (93) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Bottle, Scotland. Pours very dark caramel with a medium head, diminishing slowly. Scent at the bottlecap is distinctly ethanol. Taste is licorice, stout. Palette is average, slightly lingering ethanol. Worth a try!
Wixie (94) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown liquid, little head. Light roasted aroma. Medium body, very light carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter, a bit like stout.
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 29, 2015. Bottle at home, received in a trade with Beersiveknown, thanks Steve!
Best before july 4, 2015.
Dark reddish brown with small dense off-white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, leather, light dried fruits and buttery notes. Taste is sweet berries and caramel with a light bitterness up front, finish is sweet caramel with fruity and nutty notes, soft bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth and oily texture.
jukkar (43) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, roasty, spruce, dough, barnyard, leather. A bit of too much taste of sweetness. Nice after taste thou.
dchad56 (50) - - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured as a dark ale with a good inch head - little visible carbonation and pleasant aroma. Initial sharp in tongue with nice after taste.
Giochaurand (136) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark amber with medium head. Aroma is wee roasted malts and other .Full bodied with taste of roasted barley and moka.
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Pours clear brown with tan head. Aromas are caramel, malt citrus. Smooth but slightly oily in texture. Medium carbonated. Mild bitter finish.