ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 2/23/13. Thanks to Butch for the bottle! 12 oz bottle into a plastic cup.
A: Pours a dark brown color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade.
S: The first thing I notice is a nice caramel malt backbone. Afterwards, it morphs into a slightly sweeter expression of dark fruit, molasses, and chocolate. Decent depth in the aroma.
T: The opening, midtaste, and finish at first sip is mostly earthy sourness. A bit of caramel tries to pop up before the semi-sour (not tart) finish, in a (failed) attempt to give it some depth.
M: Feels light, but not overly so. There’s a good bit of carbonation which help gives the bittersweet finish a nice backbone to it. Refreshing?! Yes. Apart from the nose, it’s probably my favorite feature.
O: Enjoyable aromatics, but it’s just okay otherwise. Though to be fair, this isn’t my style by any stretch of the imagination.
Kingi (541) - - SEP 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is similar to lager hops. Mahogany colour with nice head. Taste is light bitterness and light sweetness.medium body soft carbonation. Finish is medium sweetness and medium dryness. A nice beer and easy to drink, but could use a bit more depth.
elbernays (953) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in bjcp course. Pours brown with ruby red. Lasting thin tan head. Tea, earthy, cherry, raisin, spice, toast. Flavour is medium sweet caramel. Raisins cherry flavour. Subtle and nice. Good body with medium Carbonation.
KingBenji (1) - - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lovely after taste, very drinkable!
chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasty, alcohol.
sccp1910 (79) - BRAZIL - AUG 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma agradável, porém sem sobressair muito. Sabor amargo, porém deixando um ótimo paladar!
Hikeg (97) - - AUG 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark brown with medium frothy head. Aroma is malty, wine, ripe fruit. Flavor is medium malty, light to medium bitter. Short finish, easy to drink.
SangreSani (244) - Głowienka, POLAND - AUG 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown, red reflexes in glass. Short beige head.
Malty aroma, not very rich. Some chocolate but not much.
Light bitterness, quite sweet. Some fruits in flavor but in the very far back.
Light to medium body.
Very average beer.
thellgren (496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Dark brown colour minimal head, well, this an English ale. This is not like a dry dark ale or a sweet dark ale, this is something between them. Some old motor oil taste, in a good way. Close to those Belgian dark ales, but not so sweet or spicy. Just easy, and some bitter palate.
mjonesy07 (30) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle poured dark with a small head which didn’t last long. Taste of caramel followed by bitter aftertaste.
Hippoman (250) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle from Sainsbury’s, New Mills, Derbyshire.
Pours very dark with no head of note but is surprisingly light and subtle tasting with plenty of (non-roasty) malts and indeed banana notes.
DylansDad (472) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody, dark roast, slight touch of coffee, medium bitter, alcohol a little more evident than its ABV would suggest. Pretty good.