GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark brown black with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of malt with some roast. Bitter sweet finish.
YorkshireG73 (54) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nowt like a few pints of ghost on a dark winterís night in York. Bottle doesnít quite do it but still good.
SarkyNorthener (3333) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bier huis, Ossett. Very dark brown beer with small head. Aroma is roasted malts and caramel. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, a little smoke and chalky. Medium bodied. Very nice.
danlo (1844) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown-black ruby colour, foamy white head with mash malty caramel type aroma. Malty dry fizzy bitterness followed by roast caramel, biscuit, coffee notes and remaining fairly dry with slight sweetish and lingering bitterness. Quite OK.
rikstar (1639) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5l fles meegebracht uit York. Donker bruin bier met een witte kraag. Geur van geroosterde mout en brood. Mondgevoel is licht plakkend, smaak is bitterzoet, aangenaam bittertje in de afdronk.
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my first mild ales, this beer pours with a thick creamy head which blasts the aroma of roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate into your face, just inviting you in. the mouthfeel is quite slick and oily but it hold a robust flavour the malt content reduces the bitterness to a minimal bite as an after taste. Smooth and rich it is a great mild for any dark beer newcomer.
joe19612 (2290) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, mild malty aroma, the taste is light sweetness, with roasted malt with a dry finish.
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Clear barely translucent dark brown body. Roasty earthy aroma with dusty burnt notes. Sweetish roasty nutty earthy taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish minty fruity roasty aftertaste with spicy earthy oily rye crisp bread notes. Nice, vivid, and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine mild ale, not completely black in appearance but getting there. Has a medium to full body with plenty of mild but good tasting roasted notes
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle:BBD 28 Jul 2013. Shared with the wife on 14 Jun 2013. Poured into two old íHome Alesí half-pint countryman tankards.
Dark, very dark: ruby red hints in the light, good tanned head that lasted on both halves.
Malty aroma and taste: charcoal and chocolate infused coffee, all rolled up in a caramel flavoured brown bread bap. Then soaked over night in alcohol, great!
Smooth, complex and tasty, more malts obviously than hops, but the hops do keep the sweetness in check nicely.
Good body feel and depth: a very pleasant beer all round.