madmitch76 (14469) - , 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 (11933) - 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.
Ratman197 (9532) - 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 (8404) - 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 (7834) - 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.
5000 (6211) - 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!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, dark brown color with thin foam, aroma is plum and red wine , flavors of raisins, dark toffee, espresso, rich with a great finish, these guys keep making great beers
douglas88 (5837) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep bruised purple .. . mild foam, good lacing.. . deep raisin, very mild booze, purple molasses, and grape .. . easy drinking and enjoyable- a year or two should make this magic .. . . then run along you little scamp, a boy without mischief is like a bowling ball without a liquid center....
AmEricanbrew (5645) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color with tan sheen. Dark pit fruit, dark bread, spicy yeast, fig aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Toasted dark caramel, spicy yeast flavors with dark pit fruits, molasses--warming finish--good