Icommonsewer (125) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This ale has a raison nose with a hint of olive. The taste though is quite different, being overly smokey. The mouthfeel was nice but the smokiness was just too overwhelming.
hershiser2 (2154) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$5.49 500 ml bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours black with a small, frothy tan head. Nice lacking as it recedes. Dark fruit aroma: black cherries, raisins. Flavor is slightly tangy cherry, blackcurrants, raisin, perhaps a hint of vanilla as well. Nicely done.
Wixie (404) - BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown liquid, small head. Strong aroma of coffee. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste of coffee and chocolate.
johnnee51 (1) - dunbar, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Never mind all the expert comments, this is a Mans beer,and it’s the best. Can’t get enough.
Bubeer (345) - - OCT 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with ruby edges. Thin brown head, low retention. Aroma intensity 3.75/5. Prunes and blackcurrant in the nose. Syrup adds to the medium bitter taste. Full body. Fizzy carbonation. Waterish texture, when comparing with the Reserve version.
markoijelena (2480) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l at home Belgrade, Serbia. 21.08.2016. Leftover from Great British Fest 2015. Pour it dark color with no head. Aroma roasted malt, metallic caramelish, not so good. Taste roasted malt, caramel, just little bit bitter, light body, thin feel, average to soft carbonation, astringent.
phfyysik (768) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with pinkish beige head. Aroma is sour, yeasty, some caramel, toasted bread, fruits. Taste is burned, some caramel, ash, wood, light sweetness, bitter, some fruits, creamy. Nice after taste. Good beer!
Wiecu (61) - POLAND - SEP 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 Dark brown color, creamy head, leaving a nice lacing. In aroma dominate roasted malts and smoke, but some chocolate notes are noticable as well. Taste rather delicate - dark, overburnt bread, smoke and peat. Low bitterness. Drinkable, not tiring beer. Even though I cannot say it impressed me much.
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Dark brown body with tan head. Nose is plummy, chocolate, malts. Taste is similar of caramel, malts, plum, dark fruits. Creamy. Decent.
darkvader (1) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of Scotland’s best dark ales. I love this beer. In fact Orkney Brewery brew some exceptional beers, always consistent and each as good as the other
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a good example of the fruitier malty English style old ales - dark on the pour...pitted fruits, chocolate, tobacco. Smooth if slightly fizzy palate. Good stuff.