Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty, has mostly chocolate, some caramel, along with raisin notes. Upon tasting, I still get a dominant chocolate flavor as well as the caramel. I also get some fruity tartness as well. I believe apple and a little bit of cherry. It is a little sweet. The aftertaste is mostly those fruity impressions. Light to medium in body, much more than you would expect for such a light beer. More thin texture. This is balance well. There is a lot more here than I would expect for something this week. Its definitely worth a try.
italianjohn (2562) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a ruby hue, thin off white head and light lacing ..... Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts with light notes of dark berry ..... Taste is of dark berries, light bitter hops, chocolate and roasted malts ... Dry abrupt finish with chocolate mostly .... Very sessionable and smooth brew
tightslice (507) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Dark brown cola
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, soy sauce, slight smoky beef jerky, briny olives
Taste: Burnt coffee, charcoal
Overall: Would have liked the fullness of the aroma to linger long enough on the palate, turns too ashy too quickly.
redders1974 (461) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent considering the low abv would have though it a porter at blind tasting decent chocolate notes and some roastiness.
rosenbergh (8897) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. BBE Apr/16. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.
Black color with a mid-size foamy light tan head.
Mild chocolatey malty aroma and flavor. Easy. Mild hops.
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hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís lower abv lets it down a bit imo. Yeast derived aromas, some leather, olive and brown sugar notes detected with a watery mouth feel. Ok for a mid strength.
laiti (7708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 04/2016
Aroma has licorice and toffee typical to English ales. Flavour has licorice, mint and toffee. Finishes with ash and coffee. Nice.
Stuu666 (7340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, toffee, taste is similar, sweet.
AshtonMcCobb (4135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - close to opaque black but with a nice head.
Nose - smoky earthy,
Taste - chocolate, earthy, creamy backdrop.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long and balanced finish.
Overall - lovely ale.
ItyMeuh (36) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with beige head that fades fast. Aroma is very light roasted malt. Flavour is also light roasted malts, chocolate but a little thin, little watery. Good bitter balance, though.
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wraith (19) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer, 3.4% but still decent body, Grainy roasty dry chocolate dominates the flavour and itís awesome! Blends wonderfully with the hops, well balanced, and very smooth finish. A classic English dark mild.