madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22nd June 2013
Opaque dark brown - black beer with a good pale tan head. Lights spices on the nose. Palate is soft and dry with fine carbonation. Sweetish malt, some cream. Coca cola and mild generic dark fruits. Touches of mellow cinnamon and cloves. Finishes semi dry with with light candy fruits. Comes together very well. Nice beer!
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, BB 10.08.13) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, chocolate, toffee, citrus, mustiness, plum, dates, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, brown sugar, vinous, plum, roastiness, and caramel with a dry finish.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bu11zeye. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of plummy dark fruit, anise, cognac, raisin, molasses raisin cookie, maybe chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is treacle, plum/raisin, chocolate. A little heat. Like barrel aged, tho it isn’t. What a treat. Finishes chocolate cognac.
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of licorice, grapes, spice, roastiness, yeast, tobacco and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of licorice, cocoa, roastiness, yeast, spice and fruitiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The black malt makes this one, other than that a serviceable quad. Nice sweetness, very drinkable. Thanks Steve S.
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06 (best before 10.08.13). Pours with a deep brown hued body, not quite black, with a tan head that has medium retention. Aromas are quite boozy, dates, dark fruit, lightly spicy, roasty, figs, chocolate, dry and estery. Flavors are kind of sweet, a bit of wet dog, boozy, sticky marmalade, very warming, fruity esters, dried fruits, dates, ripe plums, estery. Very warming, dry finish with lively carbonation.
marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and a roasted treacle and raisin aroma. Smells like it is barrel aged but it isn’t. There is a carbonated chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry finish. Don’t know how old this bottle is, but it tastes aged. A nice sipper.
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark somewhat murky color with a medium beige head. A sweet sugary nose with berries, candies, some toffee and yeast. The flavor is sweet big sugary flavors, berries, strawberry especially, some caramel, a bit of dark porter elements slipping in here. Really nice twist on a great style.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Nearly black, super deep brown, thin frothy sandy head, little lacing. Heavy malty aroma, biscuity, dark pitted fruit to follow. Big malty dark pitted fruit on the tongue. Somewhat bright, sweet,
not all that bready. Not too heavy, meaning the breadiness isn’t over the top. Loads of dark pitted fruit tho. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Slight popsicle flavors, grape, orange, and cherry combined.
Seems a little artificial, but at least it has some breadiness and dark pitted fruit. Finishes somewhat sweet, bready, light dark pitted fruit, with a heavy popsicle presence. Different, not as heavy as others, but has a big
popsicle aspect that I don’t care for. Good, but seems a little artificial at times. Thanks for the bottle Bill!
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Another pleasant brew that was closer to the traditional style than I imagined. Dark fruit and light spice on the nose and palate, with a barely descernable hop presence. Finishes slightly dry, spicy, and a little sweet, showing barely any of the abv."