joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in a hotel room in London.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel, nuts and metal.
Light roasted flavour of caramel anbd berries.
niquillis (1216) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco. A very dark ruby with a tan head. A nice smooth bottled ale, caramel, malts, toffee, very nice.
northropfrye (2323) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Bottle. Nutty and roasty though not too flavourful. Unfortunately a low alcohol content.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep rubyish brown, close to black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, some caramel malts, mild roasted malts, rather rich on toffee and also shows some mild chocolaty notes. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malts, mild liquorice and some dark fruityness. Also the toffeeish notes show up in the flavour as the beer gets a bit warmer.
undercurrent25 (1485) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Balanced, slight roast malt flavour, overall no strong flavours come through, tasted a bit average
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a foamy beige head. Nutty, chocolate aroma. Mildy sweet chocolate flavor, with some light nuttiness. The flavor is better than the description. It’s quite pleasant.
jvhemert (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
AROMA: nuts, cereal, leather
TASTE: medium bitterness
PALATE: medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter, longish finish
OVERALL: quite drinkable and nice low alcohol level, not one that stands out very much good allrounder
Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark mahoganny brown ale with a thin dark moka head. In aroma, very nice caramel overlayed with moka coffee and light creamy vanilla. In mouth, a soft sweet nutty malt with light coffee notes, a bit lighter than expected but very quaffable. Bottle from MLCC on Pembina Highway.
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a beige head. Coconut, chocolate, light coffee aromas with some earthy notes. Licorice, caramel and coffee flavours. Very smooth.
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample. Brownish-red in colour with moderate carbonation. Faint aromas of pale malt, minerals, orchard fruit and vanilla. Watery on the palate with notes of toffee, toasted nuts, molasses, and chocolate powder. A bit too watery and simplistic, but not all that bad either. Average.