BOBBDrinker (50) - - APR 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
DA has a nutty and mildly chocolate aroma with a see through amber to dark brown colour with a quickly dissipating cream head. There is no real life in this beer and it has a texture that resembles flat pop but there are a strong malty flavours with a hint of smoke and liquorice. A drinkable beer but not competing with some of the other dark ales that are available.
vipinvelp (1823) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown with smooth thick lacing lip-sticking foam head. Aroma is malty with some ground notes. Taste is nice smooth bitter, bit velvet, bit earthy. Short aftertaste. (Newark 201402)
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Xmas gift. Poured a dark ruby with a rapidly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and rye bread. Weird initial flavours of meat stock, unripe berries and some brown sugar. Finish was salty, earthy and slightly peppery. Strange.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at Peterborough Beer Fest ’13. Brown with no head. Somewhat earthy, tinny type flavours, some bitterness, quite thin. A little disappointing overall.
leaparsons (7710) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin foam. Aromas are cola with nutty notes and coffee. Peppery with black tea, toffee and spices. Flavours are earthy with carbonation and light coffee. Hints of metal with background toffee and black lapsang souchong tea. Ultimately a bit thin. Cheers to Brigadier for the beer.
mzaar (1336) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown with a dirty white head. Aroma: Dark chocolate, nuts. Taste: chocolate, butterscotch, red apples. Watery and thin.