77ships (6539) - 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 (5204) - 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 (7265) - 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 (4210) - 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
JohnRMurdoch (4056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
660ml bottle shared with mr_h. Very dark brown, no head. Sweet treacle aroma. Toasted treacle malt flavour. Big bitter sweet alcohol aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: dark, rich malts, dark berry jam, some toasted malts. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets coming up quickly, chocolate, molasses, bread, caramel. Overall: very nice Old Ale, excellent palate and aroma. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a huge, light-brown head which lingers around for a few minutes before receding to a foamy layer around the circumference. Aroma is malty sweet, brandy, slight raisins. Taste is raisins and date sweetness initially, followed by cocoa, cake mix which leads to a warm brandy-ish finish. Medium-full bodied with a rich mouthfeel.
BrewTom (522) - - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with almost no head. Almost sour nose. Dark, dried fruit that is quite light. Sweet & caramelly.
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Brandman (2540) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
old notes and some words to describe: huge amount of sweet grainy malt, some alcohol. there is absolutely character in this one.
uckelman (506) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Chippenham Beer Festival. Black. Aroma is rum, red fruits. Medium body, a bit fizzy on the finish. Some burn from alcohol.