Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Fruity, malty, yeasty.
Taste: Low bitterness, sweetness and sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low carbonation, abrupt fruity malty fairly non finish.
Comments: Ok and glass lace. Pretty bland.
Earlier Rating: 1/12/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Raisin, a hint of chocolate, orchard fruit, bread and toffee.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness and low bitterness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, abrupt toffee, raisin, malty sweet, sour finish.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace. Rating is for bottled version 3.9% ABV.
SilverfoX (185) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
incredibly gassy bottle, powdered chocolate aroma, massive head that thankfully vanishes so you can see a (nutty) black body that tastes sweet and rich, fizzy and watery though still enjoyable.
goozen (2873) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown coloured brew with an slightly sweet bitter taste and hints chocolaye, nutty and roasted malts. This was the 3.9% abv bottled version!
Cantabrian (775) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Too cold to start, witjh some chocolate, old wood shavings, butter and hazelnuts on the aroma and flavour. When warmer it did not improve much. Watery, not a mild out of this world.
mighty_meadow (152) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At first I served this a bit too cold which had a negative impact on the beer. As it warmed slightly the beer improved considerably and started to give off all sorts of flavours, nuts, dark fruits, raisins, toffee all tickled the tastebuds while a slight hoppiness waited in the wings to give a subtle, bitter finish. All in all a nice beer if you do as it says on the label, serve cool NOT chilled.
s_hartshorne (1007) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle quality save. Black red colour shortlived tan head. Aroma is nutty and malty. Taste is v good bittersweet nutty strong sweet malt finish. Good silky medium body low carbonation. A cracker.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from an english shop in Neuchâtel - black beer with a foamy beige head; aroma of cacao and chestnuts; moderate malt backbone, overcarbonated and light acidic, quite dry and gently bitter, more notes of nuts and cacao in the finish
jjsint (624) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco. Colour is black with reasonable full grey-tan head. Aroma is of nuts of course, with some smoke and liquorice notes. A bit metallic. Taste is exquisitely complex, sweet mostly but slightly bitter.
jmgreenuk (4002) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco’s. Poured a cloudy murky dark brown with a thin bubbly tan head. The aroma is weak roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter, nutty and with roasted malt. The bitterness lingers for a while in the finish for a very refreshing beer.
SarkyNorthener (1679) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Very dark brown beer with large beige head. Aroma is faint roasted malts. Taste is roasted nuts, some sweetness and a touch of dark malts. Below standard mild.