superflyguy (422) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good supermarket bottled mild.
pours a great deep ruby/brown with an almost chocolate brown head. Plenty of chocolate and malt in the nose. a good sweetness and a load of dark fruit. the carbonation was a little too much for me, but not fizzy!
overall very pleasant.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a very, very deep ruby (looks like Ribena purple when held up to a light), finger of head with decent retention. Aroma is coffee grain, malts, nuttiness, with some grapes and cherries. Taste is different, with nutty malts leading the way and coffee, a touch of charcoal and a definite monkey nut shell thing also there. A little metallic, too (a feature which increases with the sediment). Not very sweet, but not exactly bitter either. A thin medium body, good level of carbonation. This is much more interesting and exciting than I was expecting, and with the subtle joking in the description on the label and presumably ironic ’export strength’ subtitle, this is a beer I’m really quite fond of.
jvhemert (328) - 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
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned. I love the fact that the bottle says it’s export strength at 3.9%. Rock on! Smells of chocolate and vine tomatoes. Tastes of slightly roasted, melon juice. Very soft in the mouth. Not bad.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a decent thick and medium bodied beer with a thin but resistant head. Aroma as the name suggests is somewhat soft and nutty. Taste is soft-coffee with a nutty back taste. Overall a decent beer.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought from Premier in Sheffield. Pours a dark red with little head, light aroma, initially quite weak tasting but settled down over the course of drinking. Pleasant but not astonishing.
cthomas2390 (211) - Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really nice black ruby pour with great head. Aroma’s a bit nutty, roasty, and fruity, but more apple than the darker carameled fruits i’d like/expect. Taste is alright, with some nutty biscuit notes and a bit of roast again. Palate is a bit thin, though the carbonation amps it a bit.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. The colour of cola. Similar carbonation and flat head. Taste wss mild roast and a bit one dimensional. Okay.
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Waitrose. Relatively thin head and deep, rich coca-cola brown colour with hints or dark red. Slightly sweet in aroma and flavour with light carbonation. Quite well balanced "mild" flavours: well roasted with a smoky burnt toast finish.
futre7 (128) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark with a thin head. Fairly easy to drink with an unspectacular taste. It may be a mild but has a lot in common with a black beer. Coffee, malt and a slightly nutty burnt taste , that said it is also a little watery. At 3.9% it isnt too strong to session though. Not great but not awful.