s_hartshorne (1080) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle uk version. Black red colour shortlived tan head. Weak aroma o roasted malts. Taste is sweet nuts and roasted malts. Thin to medium body strong carbonation. Nothing terrible but nor is it special by anymeans.
bkurtz (728) - PERU - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a smallish head. Toasted malt aroma. Finishes dry for a decent beer.
olliejobbins (734) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark black with thin head. Aroma is pretty much of nothing. Weak malts. Taste is much the same...weak bodied. A shame.
madvike (2671) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours black with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is dry and nutty, with some lightly roasted dark malt and a touch of sourness. Taste is nutty, with dark bread and a bit of dark fruit that lingers in the mouth through the long finish. Some molassess and graininess as well. Thinnish with mellow carbonation. Decent.
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Slightly malty and creamy. Pleasant but not one that stands out at all.
allmyvinyl (2905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at home, 5.2% version. Pours very dark brown with reddish tints, tiniest ring of off-white head. Aromas of liquorice and dark sugar, some stone fruit. Taste is sweet, with a short roasted bitterness coming through at the end. Not bad.
bigtaster (543) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours black with tan head that looks like felt. Nose has licorice and lager yeast. Light body, caramel malt with a bit of roasted malt. Slightly metallic finish. Odd.
DBob5150 (192) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Totally solid black body with a medium purplish-tan head. Smells of licorice and coffee. Taste is deep, mildly sweet with licorice, yeast & hops, mild coffee. Finishes clean, slightly astringent.
kwik-lime (1259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
100th American beer. Quite light nice enough balance with a hint of vanilla and a dry finish, but none of the flavours are that powerful leaving it a bit bland overall. Disappointing.
gegwilson (971) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Rhythm and Booze, Ripon. Very dark mahogany with no head - almost black. Not much aroma. Slight vegetable smell perhaps. Little in the way of flavours. A bit of vegetable, a touch of coffee and caramel. Reminded me of coke without the sugar. Not great.