harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Doctor Duncanís Liverpool
Dark ruby beer with excellent chocolate and coffee burnt malt aromas. Good grainy mouthfeel with a drying finish with more of the chocolate/coffee flavour. One of the best dark beers to come out of Scotland
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Nevisport, Fort William. Almost black red/brown. Malt dominates in the aroma, with chocolate, caramel and a little smoke. Malty, slightly sour finish. Good stuff.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2005 [Draught:wetherspoons] and my 100th rating :D] pours a dark brown colour. nose is malty, strong coffee character, a little dark chocolate and some cherry notes. Body is decent, has a lingering bitter finish.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 Nov 06 Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Ruby coloured. Lovely toasty malts with liquorice and nutty flavours. Nice earthy hop in the finish which adds an additional element to the smooth roasty bitterness. 3.8
Feb 05 Cask conditioned @ JDW, Soton. Port and sherry, oaky berry aromas. Quite sweet with oxidised notes and marzipan. Perhaps a touch syrupy without any roasted flavours to contrast. 3.2
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Green Man Stamford. A black beer with a red tint, which was served with a sparkler and came with a massive creamy head reminiscent of nitro pull. It was a good job the glass was oversized. The aroma was a bit non descript and the taste was quite sweet with fruity alcohol and a little chocloate. There was almost a whiskey like quality to it. Iíve had this beer before and recall a more roasted taste which wasnít present today. I enjoyed it, but not as much as Iíd have hoped.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Dark red/black. Minimal aroma. Roasted barley dominates the taste. Too sweet and sticky.
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity at the Birmingham Beer Festival. Delicious, smooth, dark malty beer. Hints of smoke and toast - very good indeed.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it at The Phoenix, Inverness. Dark Coloring. A bit of smoke...coffee...chocolate... for the ABV, good strong character...
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg
Very dark. A yeasty, though thin aroma.
Almost a stoutish flavour; burnt and salty. Unfortunately too thin.
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at The Portcullis, Stirling. Very dark chestnut colour with thin head. A rich sweet malty mix with fruity and whisky aromas. Mouthcoating richness and a sour grain undernote. A caramel finish.