Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nice ruby red/copper brown color, rich and fluffy head. The first thing that strikes me in the aroma is the smoke. Wasn´t really expecting that, but as a great fan of Bamberg, it´s all good. Unfortunately, nothing else really happens with this beer, and it ends up feeling like a pretty lame copy of Schlenkerla´s Märzen. The palate is weak, and in the end the brew feels rather watery.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with a red glow. Creamy tan head. Surprisingly light aroma of roasted malt, cocoa and some strange floral hint of soap. Flavor is roasty with coffee, dark chokolate and smoked ham.
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a quick to go head. Strong aroma of dark malts and then coffee and dark chocolate and malts in the mouth. This to me is more of a porter though.
evilsoc (191) - WALES - FEB 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An oily black beer with a lasting beige head. There was a distinct sour apple/cider aroma as it poured which soon disappeared to a coffee cake mixed with a woody/whiskey alcohol aroma.
Flavours of more coffee cake, some spicey bitterness and very faint smoke. a nice porter in my opinion.
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fair to middly - wanted this to be great, rich etc... Yes, there was a fantastic aroma, smokiness, and look, but lacks head, length, and legs.
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500cl bottle. Bought in a Sainsburys in the West Midlands by my son. Poured a very dark brown with a white creamy head but a bit light for a porter. Taste was quite bitter but balanced by a background sweetness with both coffee and chocolate notes. A very pleasant winter beer.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml. Pours a dark brown/red colour, with a small beige head. Head lasted all of a minute. A sweet aroma of lightly roasted coffee. The coffee is there in the taste too, along with a certain smokiness and berries. Has a liquorice aftertaste. A little soapy towards the end. Okay for an occasional drink, but you would soon get tired of it if you had it too often.
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely aromas coming off this beer including molasses and a smokey fireplace smell. The flavours are of smoked oak, burnt sugar and some coffee which are exactly what you want in a winter ale. The main complaint is the flavour leaves your mouth too early.