Graham77 (415) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours reddish in color with particles in suspension. Aroma is sweet and as good as you’ll find. Dried fruit, cherry cough sweets, brown sugar. Reminds me of Paulaner Salvatore in flavour and that’s no had thing. Quality.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention - 2016 edition. Cheers! Pours clear gold with a creamy topping. Sugary and bready, with notes of soft caramel and ripening fruits. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with more toasty and bready malts, caramel and toffee. Good stuff.
Quick3Beers (882) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich dark copper from a bottle, lots of lacing. Slightly spicy, rich jammy nose, but rather thin and not overpowering flavor. Very good beer.
Docavey (52) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this from the bottle. Not really scary as the name implies. Yes, 8.5% alcohol but smooth and easy to drink. All enjoyed this, even the non-beer-drinkers in the group.
F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sissio (1238) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home
Clear copper with suspensions, light brown head
Caramel malts, chestnut honey, dry apricot, winey
Complex, passito, caramel, hint of licorice, dessert wine, dry plum
RichTheVillan (6508) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at CWC II; clear dark brown pour with a bubbly beige head, aroma has very sweet malts and a hint of red fruits, taste has sweet toffee, some nutty action.
SarkyNorthener (3966) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne, cheers Shane. Dark Amber beer. Aroma of sweet malts and dark fruits. Taste is sweet malts, some alcohol and some spice. Decent.
Night_Cap (81) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml). Served at room temperature. Pours mahogany amber with a slight haze. Head is medium sized, off white, dense (almost creamy) and last very well. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of dark cherries, dried cranberries, dates, whiskey, burnt toffee, chocolate and some spiced earthy notes. Flavour is very smooth with a light earthy bitterness; dates, dark cherries, currants, burnt toffee, whiskey, and a toasty/woody finish with light notes of aniseed. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a slightly syrupy texture and a good length finish. Awesome Scotch Ale
chucklemation (1396) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown color with no head and lots of particles. Aroma is a nice combination of dark fruits and caramel. Flavor doesn’t quite match the nose, with some caramel and the dark fruits hardly noticeable. A touch sour. The bottle was dated "BBE May 15," so perhaps a fresher bottle would be worth picking up to get a fairer assessment. Just okay.
S_Lovecraft (11) - - FEB 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish mahogany appearance with minimal head; aroma of burnt caramel, spices and red fruits; rich on palate with a long sweetly alcoholic finish. Great!