yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Brewco. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and dark roasted malt. Light sweetness. Phenolic and roasted malty. Liqourice, caramel and light breadish. Sweet lingering finish. Light hoppy too.
madmitch76 (16088) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th December 2009
Dark brown beer, light just passes through. Softish palate, semi dry. Sublte toffee malt nose. A strange beer this - creamy malt, a dash of coffee, licorice, aniseed alcohol. A little marmalade hop bitterness. Finishes soft and dry. Nice components but disjointed. Nontheless end up a decent brew!
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ....deep black ... thin tan head ... soft toffee malt nose ... soft juicy malts ...bitter chocolat malt ... deep roast ... dark malts ... little fizz .. little chocolate ..
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of nimbleprop at first DC tasting of 2010.
Dark brown with a medium beige head and moderate lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate. Flavor has toffee, chocolate and licorice, with obvious alcohol. Decent body. Average and inoffensive.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(24oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, toasted grain, plum, caramel, pine, toffee, and chocolate. Flavor of raisins, caramel malt, brown sugar, nuts, and chocolate.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24oz bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, alcohol, light cinnamon. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a clear copper color with very little in terms of a head.
S: The smell is quite interesting. There’s a bunch of dark fruits: figs and raisins, for the most part. There’s also an aroma of maple syrup and a fair amount of alcohol.
T: The figs and raisins are present on the palate as well. The maple syrup is an underlying flavor that adds nice dimension to the beer, but also a bit too much sweetness. The alcohol is present, but the beer is not as hot as some might lead you to believe.
M: The body is full and the beer is smooth and creamy on the tongue.
D: This was an interesting beer. It’s good, but I think my taste of it might be enough. I will hold on to my bottle of it and see how it does with some age on it.
bhensonb (11489) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a three finger tan head.Aroma of dark plummy fruit over smooth, dark caramel. Treacle? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth dark malt, darker fruits, and something like dark sugar. This is not dry. There is a twinge of heat. It drinks quite smoothly. Deadly stuff. Excellent stuff.
jcwattsrugger (11213) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks Jay/j12601-pours a tan ring for a head and dark copper color. Aroma is spice hops, dark fruit, some medium malt. Taste is spice hops, dark fruit, some medium malt, some alcohol. OK carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a below average beer for style and I don’t get it.