maeib (8585) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A dark purply-brown coloured beer with a warming aroma with creamy vanilla hints and Christmas berries. The taste also has vanilla with nice spices and currants all mixed in. A very nice very drinkable very well balanced beer which warms the cockles
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a short, light-beige foamy head. Sweet and moderately alcoholic toast-malty nose with caramel and traces of dark, dried fruits. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a light to moderate carbonation. Strong, dark and toasted malty taste with caramel and dark chocolate; sweet and faint bitter toasted malty finish with a whiff of fruitiness. Strong but not an overwhelming brew (05.03.08).
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
complex flavours in a nice scotch malty brew. Rum and Chocolate, toffee, molasses,nuts Alcohol felt, bit of barley. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
JoeMcPhee (8313) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber colour with some ruddy tones as well. Thin but creamy light tan head. Malty aroma with prominent molasses and coffee notes. Light roasted barley, slight fruitiness of dates and apricots, some coffee and just enough bitterness to bring it all together. Very creamy mouthfeel. Finish reminds me of tawny port and becomes more apparent as the beer warms. A well-balanced and delicious beer.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Market Street Wineshop Downtown Charlottesville. Chocolate brown pour with an almost nonexistent head. Earthy, oaky aroma. Very dry taste with hints of oak and vanilla. The lightest hint of dark fruits if I really strain to look for them.
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a fantastic burnt coffee and dark chocolate taste with a long dry finish. Belgians would be proud of this.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared on the train from Inverness to Plockton, from Tomlinsons, 19/10/13.
Chestnut brown with reddish hues and a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is dark fruit, figgy jam, sherry notes, woody tones, fruit loaf, brown sugars.
Taste packs a little boozey vein, caramelised muscavado sugars, Xmas cake, dates, prunes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet finale with a little lacing of booze.
Ok stuff, drinkable and lightly warming.
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, almost red in the glass. Nose and taste of alcohol, slight fruits. Decent, but lacked complexity for me. I should re rate this. It’s been awhile. Rated 7/17/2000
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red and brown appearance. Sweet, apple and cinnamon spice aroma. Sublte flavors initially in the mouth, then appearing smooth, with some honey, apple, and wood. Weak yes... not much there.
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a creamy, light brown head, covering a clear brown body. Extremely malty aroma with some wood and smokeyness. Sweet, malty taste, with some smoke and oak. Nice mouthfeel that is soft, but has playfull bubbles.