Scipio (690) - 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.
BrewMetal (2) - Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pored a dark brown with ruby highlights. Clear with a tan head that quickly disolved. Hints of chocolate and moderate maltiness, also some background hints of raisin, no hop aroma. Light bodied with low carbonation, hints of chocolate and some wet papery oxidation, probably due to age. Overall a nice mild, would like to try a fresher version.
chrisv10 (11032) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 3.4%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is light roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and bread. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, chocolate, caramel, thin, little watery and a little bitter.
rondphoto (1935) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Greens Discount Liquor / Columbia SC --- Clear very dark ruby with a tiny rim head, no lace. Taste is light malt that quickly into the palate where a thin veneer of roasted chocolate adds body to the brew. The finish is more smooth than hoppy. This is the epitome of session beer. I could drink several 17 oz. bottles in one sitting without missing a beat. Also good with cheese and white crackers, and it even works well with sliders from White Castle. Very successful at what it attempts to be.
Mr_Pink_152 (661) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from b&m. Dark almost black colour with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit. but with a nice amount of black cherry and black berry as well. Flavour is also chocolate with cherry and toasted malt.
ReV2 (143) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A classic mild at the right gravity sampled on the first hot day of the year. Roasted aroma, big creamy head, the taste belies its strength. Black cherry, hints of coffee and chocolate, toasted muffins, really nice.
RichTheVillan (2763) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark mahogany brown pour with foamy beige head, anise and fruit aroma, taste has dark fruits a hint of liquorice and a subtle hit of coffee.
Finn (4157) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Svart. Lavt skum. Bra sjokoladearoma. Vassen smak. Tørr ettersmak. Bra for alkoholstyrken, dog.
Rasmus40 (11052) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and roasted malt. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 040214
s_hartshorne (1253) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle morrisons. Black slight red colour thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate roasted malts. Taste is cocoa slight roasted malts with bitter coffee aftertaste. Palate a bit dissapointing thin watery strong carbonation this let’s it down.
Philym (984) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear ruby/brown with cm thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bread, chocolate, fruity, roast/burnt malts and burnt caramel.
Taste: Medium bitterness and sourness, low sweetness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, dry burnt malty lingering finish.
Comments: Tasty mild.