SilkTork (5277) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
White Cliffs Winter Ales Fest. Gravity. Dark tangy old ale. Scarlet hued. Leads with the dark malt and finishes even darker. A splendid balance of sweet and bitter, both hovering like shimmering dragonflies, but never settling on either scale. Increasingly pleasant at the end of the festival with the band playing good stuff and chatting with good company.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stale aroma, rich ruby colour and decent head. Earthy taste with fruit hints.
RobBestwick (603) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
rich malty aroma, porter-like appearance, fruity, rich malt flavours, very full body, fairly dry finish, v good strong ale.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - no sparkler Malt Shovel Northampton BF. Malty nutty aroma. The beer is almost black but has russet tints to it. Chewy malty flavour typical of the style. A well balnced tasty beer.
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Almost black-red in colour, moderate head and plenty of condition. Fruit and roast barley nose. Complex body with hints of licorice raisins toast and an underlying hop bitterness to prevent it from being too sweet. Becomes dry and winelike in the finish.