Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium head of large bubbles. Aromas of dry chocolate and biscuits. Flavors of toasted malt, light chocolate cake, and light coffee. Very nice for this level of alcohol.
Mjp12 (330) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown colour. Sweet caramel malt aroma, although quite a thin mouthfeel . Sweet finish
djoeye (1380) - Tromsř, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark dark black-ruby body, creamy beige-lemonish head or light tan if u like, tight lacings as a ring stuck to the mug.
Aroma; cola bean, leaves, sugar candy, sweet dark roasted malts, prune juice.
Taste; chocolate, cola-coffee, flourish grains, cocoa, raisin-juice.
Nice on palate. Fine fading finish.
[50cl brown btl 4.6%abv° BBF May15 B@K outside Turku Fi]
inbirraveritas (1230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 500 ml.
Very deep dark ruby coloured brew with a big, but relatively quickly diminishing pale brown head on its top.
Intensive nose of dried fruits, caramel and chocolate.
Dried fruity aroma escorted by caramel and chocolate underpainted by hints of coffee, mouthfeel is smooth, syrupy.
Long and dry, distinct tart finish with earth and dark chocolate.
Itzjerm (1225) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malted vinegar. Carbonation. No head. Acidic is the main flavor. Dark with no nose.
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SarkyNorthener (1864) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to parents in law from trip to Scotland. Black beer with residual head. Aroma is a little chocolate, roasted malts and a little peat. Taste is some coffee, roasted malts, dark fruit and a little licorice. Quite thin bodied and a little too much carbonation. Not a touch on the cask version. Overall decent.
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, chocolate, dark fruit, some peaty smoke, most of this is on the nose as the flavor is thin and mouthfeel a bit watery.
Luvystypotables (618) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt and coffee, ebony colored with a thick tan short lasting head. Taste of coffee, and malt, with a watery feel and a dry palate.
thirstyrabbit (1099) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a reddish hue. Medium tall thick head. Very light aroma, mostly resembling other classic old ales. Empty sourish taste with some muted vinous hints and not much else. It’s really like a watered down Old Tom or Old Peculier.
Burgers (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep brown with no head. Zero carbonation. Medium bodied. Struggled to find anything to get excited about.
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Brass Monkey. Pours black, thick, fruity, raisins, dates, chocolate, sweet and dry.