SanfordBrewer (1576) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
(br-btl bk-lbl, Daleside Brewery, "Dark and beautifully smooth", 500ml, 5.3%)bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2009
lct-mhgy, thin-head, patchy-lace,
malty T1 §musty-hop T2 clean T3,
clean simple session, ^drinkable but equally forgettable
Not bad, pours a translucent prune into the glass, with an initial wispy head that reduces to nothing, leaving sporadic lace. The nose is of roasted hoppy fruit. The flavors are on par with the commercial description. There is some roasted malt, dark esters and English bitters around a tannic acid and biscuit flour finish. The mouthfeel is a bit like a hard cider with decent carbonation levels. Palate is light and fruity, but at the same time dry-roasted. Interesting. Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Flat carbonation. Carmel and malt aromatics. Too thin and passive. This isn’t something I’d return to. TBone (17565) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2009
Bottled (BB 02/2010)GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Deep amber-brown color, decent brown head. Aroma of fruits and caramel. Flavor is nutty-caramelly with some woody, salty hoppyness. Very typical English strong ale.
Ruby-red clouded pour with an off-white head. Aroma is malty with a little fruit aroma, some hops. The head dissapated quickly. Taste is smooth, littlemalt, some caramel. A little dry at the end, An easy ber to drink, little carbonation. Nice lacing.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Reddish brown pour with an offwhite head. Aroma is pretty subtle with caramel, light peat and light roast. Flavor is malty and slightly hoppy. gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2009
Really no head but bubbles all up the side of the glass,dark red/brown pour,aroma caramel chocolate vanilla,flavour caramel roasted chocolate,toffee,smooth grainy taste,fruit flavour,finish hop citric bitter good malt,smooth even tastes alround. olsvammel (7226) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2009
It poured a very dark amber liquid with a small foam. It had a smell of caramell and malt. It tasted malty and caramell with some sweetness. It also had a slight alcoholic finish. It was a bit dry but easy to drink and a bit boring. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
Amber with small head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor is caramel and fruit. KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2009
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget.
Nutty, malty, full taste. A bit fruity. Enough hops to balance this into a very decent beer.