worldbeertaste (1670) - AUSTRIA - APR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a brown tint and a creamy lasting tan head. Smell of light roast, sweet malt and berry. Medium thin flat body. Sweet chocolate start with a bitter smokey finish. Elements of berry, and coffee. Very nice and smooth.
wheresthepath (1568) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Gravity cask at Chippenham Beer Festival] Black with a loose off-white head. Sweet and smoky with lots of toffee. I appear to have liked it but I was quite drunk by this stage and the remainder of my notes are indecipherable!
Furseth (1962) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: dark red colour,no head. Aroma is fruity, sweet caramelly, Flavor: Thin caramelly mouth feeling, à bit burned wood. Thin body, short caramelly finish.
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ 11th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival. Black colour, no head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts, lots of sour fruits and licorice. Flavour is sour fruits, light malted, bit of chocolate. Very fruit. Odd one.
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish beige-brown coarseish head. Dark red barely translucent body. Burnt milky aroma with cocoa and cedar wood notes. Dry (and faintly acidic) burnt minty resiny taste with coffee notes. Light body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Dry pine needle and earth aftertaste with burnt notes. Later still it goes grainy and strawy. Nice, drinkable, and very clear and vivid. Lovely complexity. (0.5l bottle, RealAle.com)
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark with a hint of red, a good sized tan coloured head with lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruity malt with a hint of chocolate. Tastes strong of malt with a hint of treacle and fruit cake.
downender (6368) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 24/03/10. Dark brown with a hint of red and moderate, off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, berry fruit and grassy hops. Flavour began with some sweet malts, more fruit, a hint of roastiness and finished off fairly bitter. Enjoyable.
sm89walt (1764) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - Guy Fawkes Inn, York. Very dark brown with a creamy one finger off-white head with good longevity leaving a full lacing. Chocolate on the nose with a touch of liquorice and a yeasty, slightly savoury note at the back. Dark choclate, roased malt, coffee on the tongue. A meaty, bitter medium length finish. Soft palate, very low carbonation.
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a very deep red brown colour with a good size beige head. The aroma has plenty of coffee,and malts, the taste is full of winter berries and hops, however the coffee flavour really comes through in the finish. To much coffee for my liking, but not a bad beer.
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle conditioned. From CAMRA Real Ale Club. Poured a very dark brown/almost black with quite a deep white head. Not a lot on the nose, but lots of bitterness, liqourice and coffee in the mouth, Overall a most pleasant example of this type of beer.