ralphdot (994) - Billingham, Durham, - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
6.0% ruby red colour with a thin head.milk chocolate aroma, slightly sweet smooth chocolate taste, very nice.
motelpogo (7030) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks mowbeer. dark brown with a faint purple tinge; steady beige head; aroma of milk chocolate and not much else; soft texture; faint bitter chocolate dominated by krupicova kase flavours
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
red, clear color. smells sweet, of carmamel, licorice, a bit like medicine and some malts. medium body, bitter sweet taste and some herbal notes. weird combination, for me has a bit of a medical taste.
niquillis (1206) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Tesco. Pours chestnut brown. A very good base old ale with a hint of chocolate. Easy drinking for the strength.
YantarCoast (213) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from apivo.ru. Pours brown with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Taste is similar.
Artichoke (81) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head, strong chocolate nose work sweet, no hop back end. If anything, too sweet but still delicious
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old Rate. 33cl bottle. Almost artificial chocolate all around, it is pleasant but not complex, totally overpriced.
eduardovl (963) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a Snifter glass.
A: Pours a magnificent dark amber color forming a small tan head. Low retention and few lacings left
S: Strong notes of caramel malts, toffee and chocolate
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts and chocolate. A bit fruity with some notes of raisins
M: Light body body good carbonation. Malty and chocolate aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Nice British Ale
[ BA Review @ 5/7/2014 ]
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/21/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light raisin/plum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of chocolate, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light raisin/plum, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, herbal, grass, light raisin/plum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of chocolate, dark/bready malts, and light-moderate hop/yeast ester flavors; with a good sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice flavored old ale. All around good robustness and balance of chocolate, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Nevalainen (117) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bottle 6,0%. Aroma is chocolate and has some other sweet maybe caramel notes. Color is clear brownreddish with a low head. Taste has some sweetness and bitterness. I liked it!
martjoobolut (957) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle. Pours dark ruby with light tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is cocoa, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, fruits, cocoa. Finish is dark chocolate, some hoppy bitterness and malt. Overall: nice brew.