zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Real Ale in a Bottle. Very pleasant stout. Roasty, chocolate and coffee flavours are in harmony and don’t insult the palate. This is a real drinking stout - not a beer to fuss about and get pretentious over, but to beer to drink and enjoy. I loved it.
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black opaque colour, huge brown foamy head, lacing. Sweet roasted malt in aroma along with hints of chocolate and toffee. Roasted malt in flavour, along with hints of old coffee.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2005 Black body with a fine brown head. Mild roasted aroma with metallic hints and a bit of hop. Notes of sweet chocolate. Also mild in the flavor, roasted malt and coffee tones. Some bitterness in the end and a medium body. A good stout, but very easy and not one that knocks you out!
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a pitch black colour into the glass. Long lasting tan head. Has a roasted smell, coffee and chocolate in the smell too. The taste is roasted and coffee and chocolate is also present. The aftertaste is dry and i a feel a hint of smokyness too.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a frothy tan head. Aroma is slightly roasted malt, notes of coffe and chocolate is present. Taste is Dark roast, with hints of coffe, and a lingering roasted aftertaste
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle] :pours pitch black with a medium tan head which shrinks to a film quite quickly. strong aromas of roasted coffee are found first but there is also a definite smokyness and a little chocolate is there as well. feels well bodied for its alcohol content, dry finish.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black Colour with a small tan head. Light roasted coffee aroma and a super dry, roasted coffee chocolat taste. Medium body and a light sweet dry dry dry finish. Maybe not the best stout but maybe the dryest.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer with a tiny light brown head. Roast malt aroma with licorice and leather. Deep dry flavour, roast with some tar and mud and maybe a little sour note. A lighter cousin of the Danish "Limfjordsporter" (which is half porter, half strong stout)? That’s the highest acclaim a stout can get from me.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got to say first of all that Im not used to stout,but this is good.Incredibly dark appearance and nice brewed coffee aroma with a wonderful burned smoke taste.This has got some real good flavours going on!
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Bottle Conditioned - A black beer with hardly any head. The aroma is very roasty with some coffee and licquorice. The taste is more of the same with some coal and peat notes too. This is a perfect example of a mid alcohol range Stout and one of the best English Bottle Conditioned beers, worthy of its awards. Top quality Score 4.0
Subsequent ratings scored 3.9 and 4.1. Score unaltered