culchiem (2879) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black with a red hue. Aroma is creamy malt. Flavour is Cadbury fruit and nut, creamy finish, thin texture.
SarkyNorthener (2797) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned from Waitrose, now labeled as Nutty Black, still at 3.9% and different from the other Nutty black at 3.2% just to make it simple! Almost black beer with small beige head and a little lacing. Slight dark fruit aroma. Taste is a little nutty, roast malts and a little dark fruit chocolate. Medium bodied and slightly carbonated. Decent enough beer.
northropfrye (2497) - 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.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle, won from the tombola at GBBF, drunk at home, 21st Dec 2010. Black, fluffy tan head. Nose is nutty. Not so malty but rather lots of dark fruit flavours. Good body for <4%. Overall a mild that is less malty than usual.
thomat (2349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown with a small, tan head. Malty with nutty notes. Malt, nuts and coffee. Medium to light body with a bitter and sour finish.
planky84 (2338) - , 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.
Gethinbeer (2273) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 Deep ruby colour with a very thin tan lace. Toffee roasted malt and treacle aroma. Thin texture, slight malt flavour. Lacks a full body. Hints of fruit.
s_hartshorne (2154) - 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.
piscator34 (2081) - 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.
joe19612 (2064) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a lovely black colour with a huge tan coloured head. Real good winter berry aroma with loads of malt. The taste is sweet malt with a lovely dry finish. A very good beer.