DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Bottled at rbesg07. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, sweet pale malts, and hints of floural hop. Taste is similar, noteably fruity and yeasty, sweet berry fruity. However perhaps a bit unbalanced. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2007
(Bottled) Muddy darkish amber with almost no head. Malty, licorice-tarry and yeasty aroma with some alcohol. Neutral-malty, pretty roasty, yeasty flavor with licorice and some ashiness. Medium-bodied, medium-carbonated. Got the yeasty part of the bottle, so might be even better. Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2010
The Hibernator 3 after all. Bottle from Cornelius. Black colour, tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, some chocolate. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2007
Ruby brown colour, brown head. Good toffee-ish malty aroma with notes of chocolate. Excellently malty with toffe and chocolate, ending on an oily note with a late bitterness. Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2007
Dark brown colored, little light brown head. Strongly hopped aroma with some biting, still positive glue tones. Medium bodied. Flavor is better with vegetable abd biting carbonation, reminds me of some Danish brews. Good beer.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 In bottle at The Cambridge Bar. A black beer with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of plums, chocolate, treacle, caramel and Christmas cake. A little thin and somewhat chewy. Flavours of plum pudding, chocolate and dark malt. Medium carbonation with a light CO2 prickle. Very nice. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle from Cornelius. Black colored brew. Burned malty aroma. Flavor is burned malty, chocolate. Nice. BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2011
[330ml bottle, Caley Sample Room, Edinburgh] Served as part of pairing dinner at Caley Sample Room. Black pour with a very thin off-white head. Good roasty, slightly smoky aromas. Boozy, espresso touch at first on the palate, although there are plenty of fruity characteristics about it. Finish is very long and alcohol forward. This was paired with smoked oysters, which worked beautifully  tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival on the 7th October 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin pale buff head. Strong malty aroma with notes of treacle fudge and chocolate malt, long in the nose. Rich and creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a rich clootie dumpling background with notes of dates, chewy treacle toffee and milk chocolate flavours present. Very little in the way of hop resins present in the short aftertaste but prickly earthy notes just about evident in the palate. Malt returns in the smooth seductive finish with velvet treacle toffee, syrupy dates and chocolate drinking powder again full in the mouth. Fantastic Strong / Old Ale in style and the flavours reminded me of a strong version of Cairngorm Black Gold! dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. Inky dark brown, medium off-white head. Nose of chocolate-coated raisins, fruit cake, plums, liquorice. Smooth palate, milk chocolate, raisins & fruit. Tiny bit of booze on the finish, but warming rather than aggressive. Some roastiness on the finish too. Lovely stuff.