Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 19/11/15.
Black with a decent rich beige covering that retains well.
Nose is dark fruits, toffee, cocoa powder, light roast, dates, trace of aniseed, vanilla.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake, dark toffee fudge, boozey discotheque, dates, ripe fruit, chocolate cake.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
nihtila (2093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Dark brown. Nose is dried fruits, molasses, sweet caramel, light vanilla and spices. Taste does not quite get as high as nose but still good, dried fruits, light roast, light bitterness, dark chocolate, dried fruits, sweetish.
prawlie (1319) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Grumpy Goat in Reading. Lovely chocolate, lactose aroma. Tasty and rich. Very nice complex ale, tasty and full bodied, a hint vinious.
markoijelena (1429) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at the Great British Weekend New Edition 2015 Belgrade Serbia.13.09.2015.Pour it dark color with small white head.Aroma of dark choclate.Taste of nuts, some butter scotch, chocolate with orange.Perfect and really nice after taste.
Camons (8407) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours black with a creamy light brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, toast, cocoa, sweet dark chocolate, chocolate cake. Flavor is rather sweet, malts, toasted bread, caramel, dark and milk chocolate, cake, light alcohol. Medium to full body soft carbonation, light sweet finish with light warming alcohol. 251015
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2015 660ml best before 2017 . In a Meantime tulip. Boozy nose , alcoholic raisins, currants, figs . Dark chocolate. Roasted too. Beige khaki head above dark brown . Quite complex character , toasty and rich unity . Bitter rich interplay. Coffee and dark chocolate coveted raisins having sex on the palate . Tart finish .This is a phone rating so less in depth. A pretty interesting old ale.
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft glass @ Gollem. Pours black, little head. Nose is carries a light odd varnish note mixed with huge sweet syrup molasses & prune syrup, a Christmas-like, huge syrupy dark fruits with odd varnish note. Taste is thick varnish, almost touch nail polish, huge prune syrup, odd plastic note, big molasses, quite Belgian in character almost, glue, light blue cheese hops in the back, bark, figs, dates,… Body is super thick, syrup, light varnish. Very odd thick, Belgian qualities, some odd notes take it down for me but an interesting one. For some reason it reminds me of Traquair Jacobite Ale but this is better for me. Interesting too bad about some of the odd notes.
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at gollem. Pours black ,good grey head. Smell is bit sweet , some dark malts. taste is bit sweet, dark malts , creamy mf. Bit bitter. Mire likee a stout to me .
mR_fr0g (6513) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the moor tap room . opaque black coloured pour with a fading mid tan head. Aroma is cakey malts, fruit cake, booze soaked berries, little woody roast. Flavour is composed of rounded rich cakey, boozy fruit, dried fruit, nutty choc. Light tangy fruit In the finish. Palate is medium. Full, moderate to high carbonation, little drying in the finish. Good stuff.
mr_h (4022) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle at home, courtesy of JohnRMurdoch, sweet treacle aroma, opaque very dark brown, no head, chocolate, treacle, viscous, not one to be rushed