BantamSpirit (18) - - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank this at the Bees Knees at the Springhead Brewery itself. This could be my lounge! Couldn’t wait to taste it but spent a few seconds on the smell...caramel, chocolate, toast, earthy, vanilla. the opened my eyes and had a look...black, clear, tan foam,. Then the first mouthful...medium sweetness, lightly bitter.... full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
The best at the brewery...but my opinion!
Nisse666 (4669) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Östersunds maltfestival cons 2015-02-28 Östersund
AR: fruity, a wee bit thin coffey
AP: pale dark brown, wee frothy white head
F: caramel, dry, wee watery ie thin, wee chocolate, dry, wee dusty
mzaar (1839) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Mörkbrun öl med röda inslag. Dofter av rostad malt, röda bär, karamell och bränt socker. Smakinslag av rostad malt, medelmörk choklad, toffee och en lättare fruktighet. Mjuk och rund munkänsla. Mot det tunna i kroppen.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a clear, dark copper colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of light Belgian yeast, soft fruit and spicy hop. Dried fruit in the flavour, with caramel and toasted malt. Finish was grain, hay and apricots.
VictorStr (1542) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Från systemet. Brun med högt skum, lite nötig, väldigt bra fyllighet för ABVn.
niquillis (1348) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown. Smoky, smooth old ale. Plenty going on, excellent.
olsvammel (3793) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Sample at SBWF 2014. Nutty smell with some burned and roasted malts. Similar taste. Toasty. Re-rated on bottle from Systembolaget. Allot better this time, nice malty with roasted notes, chocolate and some light coffee. allot of flavour in the taste.
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deepest brown and just shy of bright with a thin wafer of tannish foam. Rich nose reminiscent of strong mocha, dark chocolate, caramelised plum and fig, molasses, Bovril™ and Worcestershire sauce - lovely! Quite robust, flavoursome, meaty with a firm body and softly spritzy carbonation. Sweet front, treacly, chocolaty with plenty of dark stonefruit syrup coming into play. Quite rounded and penetrating with a length to it that is uncompromising. Delicious. Hints of cola, charred wood, chalky, mineral-like liquor, bitter herbs and roasted grain complete it. This is a wonderful beer. Feel like it’s one of those beers you just keep walking by and never purchase. Lovely drinking. A smashing ale! (50cL, BBE 10/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
edsspoon (654) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - chestnut brown with a thin light brown head. Okay retention and fairly good lacing. Aroma is very nutty and chocolatey with lots of roasted malt. Taste is lots of chocolate complemented by hints of coffee and cocoa. Lightly spicy, with caramel, roasted malt and light bitterness to finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation.
davidtjm (767) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the white hart, Loughborough. Black pour with a small toffee head, aroma is toffee, dark fruit and coffee. Taste is coffee, burnt malt and caramel. Really nice
AshtonMcCobb (3394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery.
Appearance - dark chestnut with some copper tinges. Lovely head.
Nose - toffee going into liquorice.
Taste - burnt toffee as the description says. Maybe honeycomb and chocolate biscuits
Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a nicely balanced finish.
Overall - good beer.