johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle. Dark with a very inviting malty aroma upon opening.Full bodied with an intersting mixture of flavours.Slightly burnt but subtle as well.Informative and intersting label.Quite impressive. Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2008
Cask @ Bricklayers Arms, Yorkshire BF ’08. Brown / red colour. Aromas of dark fruits, citrus, honey. Taste is sweet, malty, citrus, cherry. This is pretty nice, vaguely like an Old Ale. Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Nice dark brown ale, with a gorgeous frothy light tan head.
Strong malty/mollasses aroma, creamy than thick, dark fruits, slight roast.
Nutty malty, toffeeish tastes dominate, the nuttiness being more towards the nd.
Nice on the palate.
Overall a very nice beer,,gets way better as it warms. Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2008
Dark red copper color with a mediumthick tan head. Sweet malty toffe aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavour with a pleasant hopiness and slightly roasty finish. Mediumbodied, soft on the palate. gunnfryd (15307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffe, dry, hop. Flavour is roasted, coffee, dry, hop, malt. Nice body and a nice beer.
Goofster (1) - , SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2009 does not count
Bottle. Dark Red brown color with creamy head. Aroma is malty. Wonderful texture. Flavour is quite sweet with caramel lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from the Systembolaget in Umeå. This is the sort of beer I miss living over here in Sweden - a thoroughly drinkable strong(ish) ale with bags of character. Pours a dark mahogony brown with aromas of rich black berries and a hint of coffee and smoke. Thick and rather flat mouthfeel and medium sweet middle. A smooth and balanced beer. BlackHaddock (7696) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Hand pulled pint at a Spoons in Tamworth before a Grimsby Town night match on 27th March 2012.
Ruby/mid-brown coloured brew with an off-white head of closely knit bubbles.
Aroma was both malty and fruity.
Taste wise: it was again malty and fruity, a drier hop bitterness comes late on the palate but this is a primary a malty brew. Body depth is good and the alcohol sits well within the whole feel. gegwilson (3803) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from Rhythm and Booze, Ripon. Mahogany colour with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Caramel and pear drops lead into a quite sweet finish. A touch watery, but otherwise a very nice drop. Holmen1 (6485) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-15: kort storboblet skum over en mørk rubinrød øl med en portvinsaktig aroma og smak, drapert i en slank og elegant kappe av maltsødme og humlebitterhet. Stor drikkeglede i 5,2%.