Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Surprised by the low rating of this beer from other people. I thought this was refreshingly different. The aroma was caramel with maybe liquorice and these were noticeable in the flavour too. This was balanced well by bittering hops. Perhaps not as complex as some other dark beers, the aroma was quite faint also but where it counts (flavour) this beer was excellent.
Stuu666 (3534) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, sweet malty toffee, fruity berries, thin.
MrJamesMcEwan (54) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Full bodied dark ale. Large tan head that disappates. A malt ale with a hop nose. Clean & smooth finish. Pours black with brown edges like treacle. Nose plain liquorice & malty aroma. Taste is very rich and heavy but grows on you. Light & carbonated palate. Bitter aftertaste.
turbothy (1120) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost black with small head. Malty aroma. Powerful roasted flavour from a beer with such relatively low alcohol content. Very nicely made.
allmyvinyl (4219) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle shared with jeevan. Pours clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of dried fruit, something earthy too. Taste has a toffee sweetness, then a light bitterness. Not bad.
JohnRMurdoch (3396) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Dark chestnut brown, reasonable head. Sweet treacle grain malt aroma. Dry grassy grain malt aroma. Bitter aftertaste. Not really my sort of beer but this one is OK.
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. It pours deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is earth, wood, leather, berry, vinous, liquorice and cocoa. The taste is smooth, light roast, toast, coffee, bitter-sweet, berry, vinous, jammy, toasted sugar, wood and leather with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smooth, balanced and pretty tasty. Solid.
Nilz (418) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Aldi, a ruddy almost-black ale with a tan head though that dissipated. Aroma burnt molasses and dark fruit, taste had a nice bitter, roast, fruit taste, a smoky hint - rather liked it.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Full bodied brown beer, quite a warm tangy beer, sweet and warm malts.
mr_h (3070) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin off-white head, mild berry fruits malty aroma, poor lacing, fruity flavour, very easy to drink, raisin aftertaste