Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium off white head. Aroma was malty sweet. Flavor was sweet malt with a light roasted malt flavor. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.
tightslice (499) - 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 (452) - 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 (8864) - 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
It’s 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 (7701) - 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 (7313) - 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 (4131) - 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 it’s awesome! Blends wonderfully with the hops, well balanced, and very smooth finish. A classic English dark mild.
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.