BlackHaddock (6219) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle: BB 23 Jan 2014. Poured into two old ’Home Ales’ badged Countryman glass tankards on 6 Sep 2013 (the wife wanted half).
Looked fine: dark mahogany body with a full head of off-white foam.
The aroma is all malts, slightly burnt and full on dark chocolate.
Taste wise it is also a chocolate malt lead, but it isn’t that simple, there is a lot more going on. Nutty and woody, some hidden spiciness and always a semi-sweetness being suppressed by the hop content.
Very drinkable and a pleasant change from all the golden brews I seem to be having at the moment.
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bit of chocolate somewhere in the mix. Some sips are a bit rank and others are reasonably reasonable. Fizzy and thin. Is it rare if you can get it in many supermarkets? I don’t want to know the answer.
Bolobeer (10) - - JUN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah! I’m so happy when I can drink a beeer like this! Good flavor, right sweet very bilanced!
The_Osprey (5950) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014
Feb 2012 - Bottle. Inoffensive, drinkable. Not worth having again really. (3.0)
Oct 2014 - Gravity cask at the Jerusalem Tavern, Farringdon. Dark ruby or black, still, small scummy off-white head, full lacing. Aroma is light treacle. Body is light, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is rounded biscuity malt, semisweet, some red grape, light bitterness. Better than the bottled version. (3.3)
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Non trovo un momento per non berla, sempre appagante e non invasiva urla alla rivoluzione proletaria dei malti contro l’impero capitalista dei luppoli!
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th January 2012
Light haze on the darkish brown beer. Crispy palate. Small off white head. Nice dark brown malts with a trace of smoke. A little cream. Mild balancing bitterness in the 2nd half. Minerally crispy finish.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma di caffè e un lieve sentore di luppolo. Scura con riflessi rubino e poca schiuma. Al palato poco corposa con note di caffè, note di pistacchio nell’intermezzo e note erbacee alla fine. Un gradevole mild.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium dry coffee aroma, dark brown colour, clear, with stable brown headlightly bitter, light sweetness, dry nice mild with coffee roast tones, like it
ManVsBeer (8492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mild with a slight red glow. Beautiful roasted aroma and flavour whilst remaining smooth.
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, with a beige head.
Malty, roasted aroma, chocolate, ash, yeast.
Bry, medium body, medium bitterness, low CO2.
Malty, roasted taste, caramel, chocolate.