tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle is different the one on the picture. Same brewery though. Best before 17th December 2010. Poured from a 500ml bottle bought from Sainsburry’s (whilst I could find it) into a Budvar tankered glass.
No smoke from the bottle. Pours a thick red/brown colour. Lovely red texture. Like Newcastle Brown Ale x300%. Really nice touch. The head is creamy and raised but simmers down to a lght creamy head similar to Budvar Dark funilly enough.
Aroma is good, dark chocolate roasted malts, chocolate, burnt toast and biscuits. Leather, vanilla and raisen texture. A very nice winter warmer. I recommend. I’d love to have this at the brewery. This is a fantastic beer by one of my favourite domestic breweries.
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy brown in colour, thick, fine bubbled beige head. smells strongly of spoilt old cooking apples and alcohol. very fizzy and extremely watery in flavour. very thin ... a faint taste of coffe, smoke and old pork. disapointing...
Nisse666 (5902) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Färg: Kaffe, lätt och snabbt försvinnade skum
Doft: Kaffe, mäsk?, vörtbröd
Smak. Mörk rostat kaffe, fyllig smak som försvinner omgående.
Sista ex i Karlskoga (utställnings dito).
jonno (2423) - JAPAN - NOV 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another poor Meantime beer for me. Looked like coca cola, with a thin palate. Nice faint chocolate in the mouth but otherwise thin, uninteresting and a general waste of time.
anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty sweetish caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty finish with some hints of bitterness in the aftertaste and some hints of chocolate.
floydian1 (1301) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from 500ml bottle into a pint glass. An opaque black beer with a dark red hue and a moderate beige head. Nose of burnt coffee, bitter dark chocolate, warm chestnuts, dark fruits and toffee. Nice dark roasted malts on the palate with a smoky bitter dark chocolate finish. Medium bodied without the richness of many other stouts. Tastes more reminiscent of a schwarzbier to me but still nice.
bobinlondon (1286) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottlefrom Sainsbury’s on special for 85p! Chestnut red with a natural lacey magnolia head. Hints of milk chocolate and a gentle smokyness. Rounded toffee finish with minimal hops. This sure as hell ain’t a stout.!
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells of muddy, murky barley, not a crisp smell and not something I find very appealing. looks all right, a little light coloured for a stout and no real head. Taste is all right, a little watery as far as stouts go, with a dark roasted barley flavour. Very simple. Rather weak, in my opinion, for this style of beer.
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark bread, dried fruit, chocolate, some smoke and a touch of soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, dark bread and a touch smoke. Some confusing citric notes, that seem out of place. Medium body, rather dry. Slightly out of balance but still a nice beer.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small biege head good carbonation,very dark red/brown pour.Aroma chocolate,caramel nice roasted aromas,coffee,flavour chocolate and coffee,slight caramel malt roasted tastes,not a strong bitterfinish lovely malt tastes,smooth and roasted goodness.