RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with minimal head. Ruby red glimmers in the light. Dark roast coffee nose. Full body for a low alcohol brew. Nice bitterness from the roasted malt. Very easy drinking dark beer.
DeliriumT (367) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep brown. Aroma is bitter chocolate. Flavour is similar. Milder flavours and body
PieMan70 (25) - - NOV 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a little underwhelming and insubstantial. definite stout taste but too watery for anything else
Jado (573) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a solid black topped by a small but lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate dominate. Taste shows some black coffee overlaying the chocolate. There’s a very light touch of smoke on the end. Smooth and satisfying.
Weefannybaws (102) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrison’s Supermarket. Lovely dark ale. Malty chocolate nose, which matches the initial taste. Lingering malt aftertaste. Low alcohol, but plenty of flavour.
flying_pig (996) - SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (500ml from Morrisons):
Caramel and some toffee on the nose along with some earthy hops and a touch of roasted malts. There is some chocolate and a light spice aroma that is quite well-balanced.
Dark brown colour that borders on black and has a light, tan coloured head about half an inch tall that reduces to about half a centimetre tall after a couple of moments.
Roasted malt flavour to begin, along with some earthy hops and toffee. There is a bit of caramel from the nose as well as some chocolate and light, fruity flavours. This is all quite subdued and slightly sweet.
Very smooth and quite light with an as expected, quite mild feel to it. The palate is almost creamy and overall it is a pleasant one.
A low alcohol content but is quite flavourful and pretty well-balanced. There is a nice earthy base and a pleasant feel with some nice caramel and fruit flavours throughout.
jamesie1857 (1476) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle - a mild maltiness in the nose, a bit of burnt caramel. Look is a bit flat, dark body, minimal tan head. palate a bit thin, not much in the aftertaste. Nothing special, but not too bad.
MadRobin (2066) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 500ml bottle at a beer and cheese tasting at Gilly's in Rockville, MD.
Opaque, near-black ruby brown with tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of raisins, dark malt and chocolate.
Taste of raisins, bittersweet chocolate and roast grain.
Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
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planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Sidcup. Black pour with a beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, vanilla and coffee flavour. Dry. Lingering coffee aftertaste. Quite tasty.
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jan, 2003 In cask form this won Supreme Champion Beer of Britain in 2000. In the bottle it lacks character. It’s pleasant enough, for sure, but for some real kickass Mild in the bottle try Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby. [2.4]
Oct, 2012 500ml brown glass bottle from Morrisons. £1.50. Good powdery chocolate whiff and flavour. Little nip of hop and burnt barley bitterness in the swallow. A decent drinking beer, and with plenty of character and taste for a 3.4% abv. Good enough. [3.0]