highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2005
Treacle-coloured ale that poured with a good, lingering 2cm head. Fantastic nose: treacle, toasted malt, dark chocolate, Victory Vs! Full-bodied and creamy with a deep, tarry bitterness. Some chewy toffee-like notes. Almost stout-like but skinnier. Characteristic Irish stout style bitterness in the finish. And it gets better with each glass! (bottle) Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 From a Bottle 500ml.Black and blood in colour,good head,lot’s of malt,some coffee,christmas fruits,quite sweet. beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2005
bottle. dark dark rugby colored, white head laced very well. Semi sweet roasted malt with a nice hop balance. A really nice example of an English style ale. Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2005
This is how a strong ale should be, BOLD! It’s full of rich flavours like a homemade fruitcake. Could do with a bit more alcohol and body but the flavour intensity is great, a smoky malty flavour balanced by a bitter finish. I think it’s just a tad thin for the strength of flavour. Should be bottle conditioned. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
A quick whiff of alcohol in the aroma disappears quickly with nary a trace leaving behind a malty, chocolate, nutty aroma with some fruity, grape-like notes. Clear burnished copper coloured with generous and lasting off-white head that laces beautifully. Salty, smokey, deep and malty with some chocolate, nutty and licorice notes and a fair roasty bitterness. Creamy and thick in the mouth with engaging carbonation to keep the tongue interested. Bottle. Thanks, JoeMcPhee.
pi2za (18) - DENMARK - DEC 18, 2004
Great Dark beer - nice head with a nice foamy white colour. Sweet and malty Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2004
This is a great dark beer. Great aroma and good bite yet still smooth enough to enjoy over and over again! chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2004
Dark ruby/brown colour. Roast malt aroma with some coffee accents. Flavour is fruity and nutty with some hop bitterness and hints of dark chocolate. there’s also a tang that nods in the direction of an old ale. Good balance and rich mouthfeel. Somehow, though, and I’m not entirely sure why, I didn’t find this beer all that exciting even though all the elements were pretty good. 500ml pasteurised bottle.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Pours a dark brown, foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt and coffee. Flavor is dark and roasted, reminds me of a porter. Very nice. Thanks to Heemer for this one. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Not a bad brew. Deep red body with nice beige head. Complex nose of fruit, nuts, hops, yeast, candy. Good full body. Taste is a nice hoppy bitterness without being too sharp. Sweet and malty. Some fruit and nuts. Interesting.