gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Some pleasant mild roasted malt flavour. Light in body and quite refreshing. I quite enjoyed it.
thelaser (1) - wheat ridge, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
surprisingly light considering its very dark color. Sweet and flavorful at the front and refreshingly clean at the back end. I like unique, fruitful beers and this is exactly that.
Silvan7 (807) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Birra marrone, velata, con schiuma beige fine, ma poco persistente. Aroma tostato, di caramello, cacao amaro e caffè in chicchi. Leggera liquirizia. Abboccata, acidula, si ritrovano caramello , tosatura oltre a frutta secca (noce) e caffè. Di nuovo leggera liquirizia. Corposa, buona carbonatazione, poco calda, rotonda, equilibrata ed armonica.
Nero55 (829) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit esters (grape), and some sweetness. Light body, moderate to heavy sweetness, and very light roasted malt notes. Too sweet.
dlihcsnatas (414) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Other than some roasted malts this one is a very watery wimpy brew that the only thing going for it is you could chug several of them down and still walk a straight line. Had a feeling it was going to be a let down but had to buy one bottle of it just to say I tried it.
Spab (2708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Don Mills Bier Markt. Pours a red-tinged dark brown with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma has sweet caramel, maple sugar and some toasted graines. Flavour is toast, sweetish caramel, some chocolate and a maple sugar note. Lighter body than I’d expected. Decent enough.
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Inky dark brew with tan head, good lacing and head retention. Aroma of roasted grain, burnt toast, vanilla. Taste is sweet malt and vanilla up front transitioning to a bitter dry burnt grain taste. Astringent hops at the end, a pleasant toasted grain taste at the very end. Tasty!
Sadacdur (15) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first beer that I can smell vanilla. So quite good aroma for that. Nothing cool or bad in appearance. Tasted good...
exeter (442) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark, no light getting through. Tan head with nice lace. Tastes of black coffee, molasses, vanilla and roasted barley. Some lingering bitterness but the beer is too thin for the type.
HampshirePhil (205) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - Dark black with a creamy pale head with a smooth carbonation taste that is an easy drink and smooth on the palate.