a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Deepest ruby-brown with a thin beige head; aroma of roast malt and dark fruit; lashings of velvety chocolate in the taste alongside roasted malt, with a dash of toffee and vanilla; a balancing floral hop bitter finish; smooth and ever so slightly spicy; a quality flavoursome beer that tastes much stronger than it is; sessionable, but at £6.10 a bottle it won’t be a session I’ll be having very often (very glad I tried it though). JohnRMurdoch (5145) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle @ CASK Pub & Kitchen. Sweet pine hoppy aroma. Very dark brown colour with reasonable head. Strong sweet hoppy flavour with lingering aftertaste. Smooth & good. Gerbeer (4148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
500 ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Pours a very dark brown/red with light persistent head. Aromas of sour mash and pine. Flavours of molasses, roasted malts, funky New Zealand like hops, liquorice and sourdough. Excellent. BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Dark brown with an average amount of off white head. Hoppy spruce, chocolate, caramel, licorice aroma. Some fruit on the background. Bitter. roasted malts, spruce, chocolate flavour. Soft carbonation and dry after feel. Surprisingly full bodied for a 4,7% beer. Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Draught at Ølbaren. Very dark brown look with a nice light brown head. Lovely Nelson hop aroma of grape and mandarine, i never grow tired of this hop sort. The fresh hops are backed up by some sweet chocolate and caramel along with toasted bread and roasted malts. Big flavor for a normal abv beer, especially the hops bring a strong fresh bitterness but the smooth sweet full rounded palate does add something aswell, especially as the beer warms up. Great beer!
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Beermerchants.com. A real mix of styles. Deeply dark red, the expectation is malty, but the reality is a strong, grassy, resinous bitter. Very aromatic, with subtle softness on the tongue and a pleasant grapefruit finish - a slight lemon tartness lingers around and some caramel appears late on. Excellent. IluvatarMilan (309) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Beautiful ruby body, slightly opaque, very thick tan head. Creamy and spicy aroma. Very full-bodied, soft mouthfeel. Nice malty backbone with subtle fruity hop aromas. Aftertaste is refreshingly dry bitter. Remarkable beer, also considering its abv harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle at Euston Tap. Shared with Ken and Yan. Cloudy dark brown. Lasting beige. Love the aroma. Great hoppy aroma. Lovely but not worth 12 quid. Great light abv black ipa. Gorgeous though. Over carbonated but finish lasts and on Beer5000 (6821) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 500 ml bottle. Amber body with a big, creamy beige head. Very nice aroma of grapefruit and other citric fruits, pine and caramel. Flavor is pleasant, light roasted malt, caramel, lots of citric fruit and well-balanced bitterness. Feels quite light and refreshing, still distinct in flavors, relatively complex, smooth and balanced. Really nice considering such low alcohol, could easily be a favorite session beer. Great stuff! Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2011
Bottled from Bierkompass. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of, coffee, black currant, caramel and surprisingly elder flower. Taste, malt, hops, pine, lemon. Nice bitter finish with pleasant elder flower touch. Excellent beer.