JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
500 ml bottle. Dark amber colour with a thin tan head. Very malty aroma of caramel, vanilla, and brown sugar. Flavour is also very good, malty, brown sugar, UK hop spiciness and a nicely bitter finish to round it off. Aurelius (5652) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Session weight, generally smooth drinking. Good malting. I really enjoyed the aroma - some hints of vanilla over peat, lots of yeastiness. Moderate to slightly heavy bittering, roasty. Good bottle and label, dark woody beer with a nice thin ale head. Finishes with some assertiveness in the acidity department. The two prominent flaws that the beer had was its trailing acidity and the thinnish mouth, but I certainly wouldn’t turn down another. sound67 (784) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2010
50cl bottle, label as shown.
Pours a clear hazelnut brown with a medium-sized light beige head. Good retention, decent lacing.
Aroma of ripe plums, toffee and bready malt.
Medium-bodied bitter with a solid, smooth mouth feel. Very moderate carbonation. Velvety and comforting. :=)
Characterful flavour of caramel, roasted malt and some barnyard notes. Bitterness increases towards the finish. Moderately bitter, lingering after taste.
A smooth and satisfying bitter, more complex and rewarding than many. Down the hatch - next one, please! bierkoning (13810) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2004
Bottle. Amber color, steady big frothy head. malt and licirice aroma and flavor. Just a hint of toast. Apple. Thin to medium bodied. RichardGretton (4861) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2004
Dark ale with a light head. Light bitter coffee aroma, and a light coffee flavour. Overall a good mature drink.
pivnizub (10905) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2010
Bottle: Almost clear, reddish-amber coloured, bigger lacy & stable off-white head; malty and slight roasty nose, dried fruits and herbal hops detectable; light to medium bodied, creamy MF, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; lingering citrussy and roasty finish - with traces of cacao-powder - and a lingering hoppy aftertaste. A goody..... cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2012
bottle a long long time agao ... dark red ... dark chocolate malt nose ... deep rpoast ... soft honeyish tones Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2004
Bottled. Deep amber coloured body, with a smooth, lacy white head, steadily fading. Vanilla and sweet malt aroma. Mature malt flavour with decent bitterness providing the required balance for the malts. Easy drinking. DruncanVeasey (8401) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle at The Penguin Beer Bobbing/13 Beers of Halloween tasting. Deep clear ruby with a fine mushroom halo. Decent buttered malt loaf aroma. Fine malty refreshment with insinuating notes of caramel, fig and malt loaf. Bready, a bit buttery and good. AshtonMcCobb (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
50cl bottle from Glen Moray distillery shop. Pours a very dark amber with a nice head. The nose has fruit cake and hints of ginger. The taste has fruit loaf which turns into ginger bread in the finish. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a clean and quite bitter finish. Overall, a well made ale.