sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2007
From the bottle this pours a dark brown with no head and a cola-like carbonation in the beginning, although this gradually subsides. Creamy, sweet caramel and tobacco aromas with roasted, dark chocolate notes. None of these are too obvious at the start but come across well once it beer has aired slightly. Rich burnt malt and chocolate flavours coat the palate. These flavours are comitted to the tongue with a creamy texture. All of these qualities make for a delicious ale that’s varied and especially pleasant on a cool night. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2011
A rating from an old notebook. Bottle. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. A sweet and malty old ale with plenty of dark fruits and chocolate. Not as richly flavoured as some other similar beers but still a very tasty beer. liinis (1770) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2008
Deep amber and clear, light brown head.Very tasty. sweet and medium/full bodied. easy. tlind2 (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2008
500 ml bottle. Opaque brown color, low tan head. Metallic aroma with some roasted malts. Chocolaty flavor with some sour notes. Low carbonation, medium-light body. Quite boring and watery. JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
(on bottle) Soft cake/bread sweet aroma. Very low carbonation, gerts dryer until a chocolateish finish. Coffeebean to the finish, lingers nicely.
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2008
A bottle from Alko shop. Beige head. Dark reddish black colour. Syropy nose. Malty taste. Slight hoppiness at the end.. Some hints of prunes and raisins. Slightly sour not sweet taste. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2010
from old notes Deep brown-black hue, clear; light tan foam. Toasty, roasty and lightly nutty aroma with figs, plums and rum lollipops in a fruity-sweet combination; dry tobacco leaf. Blueberry-like tannins and acidity are offset by a table sugar sweetness; very jammy, almost overripe; minimal roastiness and just a little puckering. Creamy texture, fullish, soft carbonation. 50 cl bottle. swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
bottle, chocolate, bread, coffee, very strong nice aroma, red to dark colour, clear, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, awesome beer scotty (1208) - SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2006
A fine looking beer! Deep in colour with a superb, thick off white head, lasting very well. A touch lighter on the nose than I expected, but still has a noticable roasted malt character. It’s a well flavoured brew with loads of fruity notes and a lingering sweet crunchy malt palate. Well balanced and a long finish too! Another fine brew from the Borders...I’m pretty sure it’s a 50/50 blend of Old Jock and Black Douglas....don’t quote me tho! Available exclusively ( at the moment! ) from Tesco! RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle, Tesco. Pours dark brown, ruby hints - huge tan head, hardly fits in the glass with the beer. Bubbly in appearance. Nose smells soapy, with some sweet roasted malt, hinting at some sour hops there too. Mouth is carbonated, coating, sweet toffee and malts, some sourness and a touch of coriander there too. Some hickory smoke. Too sweet really, but mouth filling, slightly bitter finishes balances out the sweetness a little, but not completely. All in all, very easily drinkable.