TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Pint bottle. Pours to a bright, deep brown color, with a soapy white head that fades, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is malty with aromas of sweet malt, nuts, and treacle. The palate is soft with good flavors of sweet malt, light estery fruit, and flavors of treacle and molasses. This beer finishes with more sweet malt and molassess flavor, and has just enough flowery hop bitterness to take the cloying edge off this beer. A very enjoyable pint of beer. NallePalle (733) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, 50 cl, Messob, Uppsala. Overall pleasant, interesting aroma of coffee, caramel, intense initial taste, small finish. Great to African food (and probably much more). Lemke10 (996) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a decent head of foam as you take in the scents of malts with a hint of chocolate. It drinks much like a stout as it has that thicker and heavier taste to it. Nicely made and finishes rather smoothly. Something to try if you like heavier beers.
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Malty and hoppy aromas. Very dark ruby colour with ok head. Nice malty flavour, hints of smoked malt and caramel with a smooth finish.Medium to heavy body with low carbonation. dwyerpg (6576) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Nice appearance. Little aroma, this is pretty smooth. A little tingle in the finish, otherwise unassuming, just good.
DonPablo (11) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle, pours a tannish colored head, mild aroma of chocolate, good amoumt of malt enough to stick to the palate.Definate caramel in the finish with a little fruit to back it up. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle from King&Godfree. Nice and malty. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and grain. Taste is sweet, slightly burnt, with average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head. demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a coffe colored head. The aroma is malty and dark. The flavor is definitely malty but follows through with licorice and chocolate. Stays with you on the palate but is not cloying. A nice beer. BigBen2120 (687) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2008
500ml brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a translucent dark brown-red with nearly an inch of off-white head. Smells roasty with hints of English hops, but the aroma is not that apparent. Tastes roasty, malty, nutty with just a hint of herbal hops present toward the finish. Tastes are fairly subtle, but are all very pleasant. Smooth, medium mouth-feel with some carbonation but not too much. Very drinkable, this beer is. At 5$ per bottle, it’s a little pricier than something I’d drink on a daily basis. But it’s a smooth, easy-drinking, solid English beer that I may pick up from time to time.