fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, strong coffee, burnt. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to short duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.
yespr (37063) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask at Tennents. Pours dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight butterish. Dark malty and slight breadish. Mild liqourice, roasted malt and hops bitter into a dry and bitter finish.
Ungstrup (31499) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow. A deep red beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dark Danish rye-bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and Danish rye-bread, but the body is thin.
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark rubyish amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is caramel, slight stinging sweetness along with red berries and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, raisins and dark dry fruits. Pleasant and refreshing.
omhper (21897) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. Very dark brown. Malty and gently roasty. Sweet and medium bodied with oily mouthfeel and notes of wood. Low bitterness.
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a strong roasted malty chocolate aroma. Fruity roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate finish.
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Cask ... Deep solid black ... Solid head ... Nice roast malt nose ... Smooth sweet chocolate ... no real bitternesss ... lots of sweet roast malts ... some hop in linger ... Good balance... I checked(twice) that this wasnt a rebadge of Dark Island, and was assured it wasnt.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Black colour, with a roasted malt nose , deep roast malt flavour thats quite stout like
cask at blue blazer .. deep red black ... thin tan head ... soft malty coffee roast ... big licorice ... soft puff candi ... dark roast ... nt great today. 3.4
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen
Dark color. Soft Mild Ale, with light sourness and some roasted malt. Caramel. Thin mouthfeel.
harrisoni (15809) - 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 Duncan’s 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
Leighton (15396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Horniman. Pours cloudy brown with a strong, foamy off-white head. Cocoa and roasted malt aroma. Fairly sweet with a strong hot chocolate character. Medium bodied with fine carbonationM finishes dry and roasty with some dark malt sweetness. Good stuff.