hawthorne00 (2885) - Melbourne, - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 15C. Black with an inch of tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes, vanilla. Velvety mouthfeel, but quite astringent - goes from very smooth to a little sharp at each sip. Taste has sweet mocha, dried fruits and vanilla. Earthy and tangy. Slight alcohol burn. Bitterness almost pops out at the end with astringent coffee and late-arriving dried orange peel. Deep and interesting, but doesn’t quite mesh as a whole. Might well come together on keeping, but very good now.
mr_h (3741) - 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 (3852) - 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 (2189) - 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 (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, 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 (474) - - 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 (2460) - 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 (404) - 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.
mateuszk (1042) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught/bottle. Black with ruby reflexes, small beige head. In aroma roasted malt, coffee, dried fruits, nuts and hint of vanilla. In taste malty, some caramel, molases, dried fruits with low roastiness in the end. Medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation. In draught version metalic notes. Complex yet very drinkable. Nice stuff.
PabloZab (586) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap (Szynkarnia, Wroclaw). Barwa brunatna, bezowa piana, niezbyt trwala redukujaca sie do cienkiego kozuszka. Aromat slodowy z wyraznymi nutami sherry, owocowymi; intensywny, slodkawy z przyjemna subtelna nuta palona w tle. W smaku mocno slodowe, palono-owocowe z delikatnie rozgrzewajaca nuta alkoholu. Posmak slodowo-owocowy. Piwo tresciwe ale jak na swoja moc dobrze pijalne.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Troubles’ place. Black with beige head. A little vinous, dry, some raisins and earth aroma, dry, bitter, a little woodsy taste. Full body, dry, woodsy, a little alcoholic aftertaste. Very good and complex.