imdownthepub (12799) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned at The Waggon & Horses, Halesowen, W.Mids. A dark brown winter warmer, sweet, treacle with warming fruit character. Nuts & spices, raisins and sultanas. Sweet alcoholic finish.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark mahogany with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and coffee notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, overripe fruits, caramel, chocolate and hints of coffee. Nice one.
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ash’s. Pours clear deep brown, nose is toffee, caramel, spices, taste is rich caramel, spiced, vanilla.
leaparsons (9602) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black with no head. Aromas are sweet mollasses with liquorice and herbal, smoky notes. Some cola with dark chocolate. Flavours are sweet smooth chocolate with winter fruit and spices. Smoky and vinous. Spicy pine hops on the finish. A good strong beer.
Fin (9286) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up from Beers of Europe Poured dark brown, not much of a head. Aroma a little bit fruity (Dark fruits steeped in something strong) tasted pretty much as expected quite malty, rich dark stewed fruits, alcohol occasionally noticeable but quite refined really. A nice beer but not particularly memorable.
DJMonarch (9177) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Handpump at the Crescent, Salford 27/02/2004
Dark red coloured strong in alcohol and fruity cherry flavour. Smooth lasting finish.
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at AshtonMcCobb’s. Pours clear red brown with a thin white head. Aromas of dark sugar, herbs. Taste is sweet, some chocolate. Sweet finish.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A dark brown headless beer with a cola look to it. A malty beer with a bit of chocolate. Noticeable strength. Fruits in aroma. Dry taste. Nothing stands out. Pretty ordinary and dull really.
downender (7752) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars’ Hampshire Beer Festival, Bristol 2/05/2011. Dark brown, flat, with no head. Sweet, caramel and dark fruit with not much else. Dull.
Svesse (7698) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle. Thanks to SaintMatty) Dark brown colour with brief, bubbly, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins, prunes, caramel and dark bread. Malty, fruity taste with dark bread, caramel, dried fruit, wort, roasty malt and slightly dusty hops in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness and medium bitterness. A touch metallic perhaps. Quite enjoyable.