BOBBDrinker (66) - - 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.
RichTheVillan (4190) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington; clear light copper pour with a bubbly off white head, a hint of dark fruit on the aroma, taste has some smooth roast malt action along with some stoned dark fruits.
BlackHaddock (4738) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand-pulled pint in The Portland Hotel, Chesterfield on 20th Nov 2014. Like it’s name suggests, this is a dark ale: dark chestnut in fact, with a creamy textured beige head on top. The head produced some impressive, heavy lacing as the beer level dropped in my straight sided Uk pint sleeve. Both the nose and taste were fruity with a roasted/toasted maltiness as a base, slight bitter and hop finish, but this is a malt driven brew with a good depth of body and flavour.
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Room 118 tasting, Tulip Hotel Bodegraven, post BBF 6 day 1 26/09/14 thanks to Ian.
Chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is dark malts, spice, brown bread, hint of ginger.
Taste comprises dark malts, bready, dark fruit notes, a little bland.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Below average mild.
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at The Tulip tasting. Clear dark brown. Lasting beige head. Ok dark ale. Some malt. Some grainy chocolate. Ok.
Dedollewaitor (14490) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Borefts - Opening Dutch Bottles Over The Sink, Tasting 2014. Pours amber with a white head. Caramel, rye, fruit and bread. Medium bodied.
niquillis (1617) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Cross Keys, Thame. Pours dark brown with tan foam head. Nutty beer with a thinness in texture. Decent mild.
77ships (5091) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 cl. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2014 Hotel Room tasting. Thank you! Dark brown amber, little off-white head. Sweet candy, spices, malt nose. Sweet taste, iron, malt, herbal, touch vegetable, light sugar. Med oily body. Very so/so.
johndoughty (4217) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark with a small head. Slightly malty but no really distinctive flavours. Easy to drink but a bit boring. My first from this brewery.
Mr_Pink_152 (1690) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Doddington hall farm shop. Dark cola brown colour with a thin foam. Aromas are cola with nuts and coffee. Flavours is light coffee and toffee.
vipinvelp (2697) - 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)