john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Roasted chocolate malts, caramel, dark fruits & berries, spices. Smooth & sweet with a sour edge. Very drinkable. Liked this! (2008)
Stuu666 (13123) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle from Tesco Corstorphine. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate and dark fruits, taste is similar. Imaena (2315) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice straight forward brew with simple straightforward flavours you expect. ration (2216) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 29.4.2009 olio (10168) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
50 cl bottle.
BlackHaddock (7235) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
Originally rated on 20090305.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, some sweet malts and toffee. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruits and hay. Decent.
500ml Bottle, best before the end of Dec 2011, poured into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged pint glass on 29 Nov 2011.
Dark cola coloured body, or a ruby red looking beer if you’d prefer. The head a thin covering of tight bubbles, off-white in colour.
Chocolate malty aroma, no hops in the nose that I could find, some pine nut hints though.
Strange taste combination, chocolate malts like the smell, with a fizzy pop (coke) flavour in the mix, I’m struggling to describe this too well: but it’s a blend of two brews which to me don’t go together as well as the brewery might have wanted it too.
As mentioned above, not sure what the brewer wanted from this beer: interesting, different and drinkable, but just lacking something I can’t put my finger on.
tommann (3716) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is raisin malt. Taste Smoky, dark fruity finish. Martin243 (1149) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
Cool 500ml bottle, pours dark ruby with a tan head. Aroma of Caramac, (do they still make Caramac?) Well balanced christmas cake fruit flavour, with a hint of licquorice. Full bodied and chewy, I am reminded of Jennings Sneck Lifter with a bit more alcoholic depth. A lovely ale for a winter night. ralphdot (1092) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2011
5.5% black with a thin head, fruity roast malt aroma, sweet porter like taste, quite nice AshtonMcCobb (6514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2011
Pours opaque black with a decent cream head. The nose is a mixture of mild chocolate and biscuit flavours. The taste confirms that this is somewhere between a bitter and a stout. The palate is medium to rich in structure and texture and the finish is not bad - it kind of cleans. Overall, not bad but a bit ’caught between styles’ for me.