dynamiteninja (1540) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thin off white head. Black body. Some spiciness, chocolate, nuts, roastiness, malt, pine, spruce. Bitter. Medium to heavy. Astringent finish. Some oiliness.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark mahogany with definite ruby streaks. Full, large, frothy, creamy, sticky, off cream color with very good retention leaving a thick layer of creamy lace.
S - Sweet, earthy nut flavors strongest with some background hints of chocolate. Some strong dark and caramel malt aroma as well. Very faint dark fruit (and general fruitiness) underneath it all.
T - Interesting mix of different English flavors. Initially there is a lot of earthy and nutty taste with mild dark and caramel malt bringing some sweetness. Some chocolate malt and a bit of a roasted feel, somewhat similar to an English Stout with more coming out mid-sip. Some grassy and earthy hops come out.
M - Medium to light body with a little below average carbonation. Fairly smooth.
D - Quite drinkable with a nice mix of dark mild and stout flavors. Light and easy on the tongue but it has enough complexity to be interesting that builds as you drink it.
Notes: Best before 28/August/2010. Very enjoyable beer to drink. It’s definitely English although I don’t think it fits neatly into a style. Well balanced and very enjoyable beer. Worth grabbing one if you can.
rand (1300) - SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml from Fabeers in York. Dark ale, a bit muddy, thin beige foam. The roasted malt dominates with chocolate keys and molasses. Light bitterness, measured well, notes of dates, toast and grapes on malted cream. Solid body. A bit sweetness in this bitter country. Aftertaste of fruit, licorice and bitterness.
sm89walt (1766) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark, opaque brown with a really fine beige head that soon disperses. Aromas are very distant with just a touch of fig coming through the otherwise quite full and musty base. Fruity with some raisin notes, a creamy malt tone and lightly toasted malt flavours, finishing with liquorice notes on the swallow. Medium body and a bit of fizz there on the palate.
rauchbier (3617) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Sainsbury’s Grimsby. Deep red-black, thin but lasting creamy white head, moderate condition. Gentle sweet smokiness initially in the nose with some plummy fruitiness and a touch of roasted barley, full and roasty in the mouth with bitter coffee notes and gently fruitiness followed by some toffee sweetness and a gentle herby hoppiness, some lingering dry roasted bitterness and gentle figginess in the finish.
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
De couleur très foncée et rougeatre, cette english ale est très maltée. Elle a des flaveurs de malt, de vanille, de boisé et de jambon fumé. Plutot lourde et sucrée, elle peut finir par tomber un peu sur le coeur.
mike_77 (3231) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Deep red-brown colour. Rich texture. A little toasty malt at first. Some dark fruit sweetness too.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and coffee. Coke colour with a thin off white head. Some lacing on the glass. Flavour of malt and chocolate. Thick and smooth
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black/brown in colour with a quickly diminishing head. Toasty aroma. Flavour is mid sweet with a dark caramel flavour. Seriously good.
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Evil Eye, York, Dark brown, almost black coloured with very little to no carbonation and a small brown head. Roasted malty smouth aroma with a full palate. Finish is again some roasted malty touches with some toffee hints. Medium one.