dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask tried. Rating bottle. Dark brown ale with red hints. Thick tan head which lasts and lasts. Nose is really nice quality treacle toffee, with a little charcoal in there. Taste is rich coffee, mixed with treacle - a really rich bitterness throughout the ale, but a nice finish which means you go back for more more more. Class.
Gethinbeer (1825) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a tan head and lace. Smoked malt flavour. Syrup, treacle, rich smooth flavour and texture. Sweet rich flavour. Dark treacle syrup finish.
Martin243 (479) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half at "meet the brewer" Central bar Gateshead. Best beer of the session. Dark brown with a tan head. Strong coffee and treacle, thick and toasty. Lovely stuff.
Beersiveknown (1625) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with sweet malt aroma with sticky molasses. Very smooth bodied and belied its strength
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Sim rate (Winter Beer Fest): Aroma of caramel, ginger, bit of apple, serious maple syrup and of course, treacle. I could smell this all day! Nice dark appearance thatís not quite opaque. Glorious flavour. Same notes as the aroma, but with extra nuts. Quite a bitter finish. Very very enjoyable.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 1) Bottle. Caresses the nostrils with coffeeish roast, hopsack musk (Cluster), cocoa and liquorice. Smoky and bittersweet, but mostly bitter. Clinging burnt finish. Bonfire and silk. Chewy dark fruit in the middle, vanishing liquorice. Treacle way back in the mix. Thick black satisfier with a beige collar. Creamy but attenuated, lip-smacking interplay of smoke and hop. Yeah.
2) Cask, Hop, Sheffield, 01/01/13. Cream capped mahogany. Milky coffee, herbal hop traces, bell pepper, grassy aroma. Soft and creamy with toffee, shrub and honey, roasted nut hints. Nice blend of hop and mellow roast. Pretty good. 737314.
Leighton (6982) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Euston Tap. Dark brown with a foamy, white head. Good roasty nose, light coffee. Lightly sweet flavor, tobacco, dry roast, mild char and chalk. Light to medium in body with fine to average carbonation. Finishes mildly sweet with plenty of tobacco roast. Very nice.
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate dominates with a full body and small head. Liquorice is also pleasant. Interesting and informative label. A very pleasant stout.
maeib (7557) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A black stout with a thin off white head. The aroma has coffee and blackcurrant cough sweets together with sweet licquorice. The taste is dry and roasty. The sticky sweet treacle is noticeable in the flavour and gives the beer a rich mouthfeel. A pretty good sweet stout.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 Bottle (in NZ), pours a ruby-tinted black with a creamy beige head. Roasted malt on the nose, coffee, and a sweetness akin to some whiskeys. Overly sweet roasted malt on the palate, but becomes more dry and bitter in the swallow. Tobacco and aniseed in the finish. Re-rated - lighter this time, with more coffee flavour. Very easy to drink.