tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this dark ale at Mossend Hotel, Lochwinnoch in July 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark red mahogany in colour with a thick creamy white head. Dry hoppy aroma, short in intensity. Good creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing. Dark malt complexes giving a wide variety of flavours with digestive biscuit, gooey molasses and treacle toffee evident. Roasted hazelnuts in the dry hopped aftertaste along with a sweet butterscotch finish. A cracking session Old Ale for the dark malt fans out there. Well recommended.
jmgreenuk (2617) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Ale House, Colchester. Poured a clear dark brown with a red hue and a frothy white, long-lasting head. The aroma is weak roasted malt. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a thin watery weak liqourice hop bitter palate. Light bodied with flat carbonation. Itís a little weak all round to be honest. Needs more defining attributes.
wimpyjoe (2274) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keighley Beer Festival. Very dark with a small head and as the programme notes suggested it does have a plummy sweetness and a dry bitterness.
superflyguy (419) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
itís got all the right attributes but not mixed in the right way. akin to a great pop band gigging in a northern working mens club on a tuesday with Heston doing the buffet.
Otterdance (113) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 Cask. Strong roasted malts emanate from this dark, slightly frothy old ale. Medium body. Nice sweetness with caramel and slightly burnt malt. Low on the hops. Nice.
Bottled itís much more lively, a bit thinner and needs to be poured and left alone for 15 minutes before drinking (3.0)
HenrikSoegaard (9754) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter great flavor. Some caramellic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull well-balanced beer.
Patrickctenchi (2504) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with essentially no head.
Scent is roast, chocolate malt,...a little spray paint.
Taste is darkly fruited, chocolate.....very thin.
Slightly herbal sour.
saxo (12796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, nuts and hops. Nice dry and smooth.
DockerDan (21) - Killaloe, IRELAND - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Pours nearly black.
Off white head with short life. Low aroma. Big malt taste, chocolate and caramel. A real joy, although it makes me think of deep winter!
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thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - dried fruit and plumb
A - dark with frothy head
T - sweet
P - mid to full
O - decent