fonefan (51109) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2010
Ungstrup (38414) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, licorice, dried fruit, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Cask. A dark brown beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol and brown sugar as well as a light note of prunes. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, prunes, and brown sugar. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Deep rubyish black colour with small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel malts, toffee, some red berries and mild notes of coffee. Flavour is quite much the same, but the alcohol is a bit too strong. cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2012
deep black ... thin light tan head... dark chocolate malts ... sweet dark toffee malts ...light treacle nose ... chewy chocolate ... dark malts ... heavy body ... little treacle ... dark sugers... great... wonderfully sold roast malts omhper (25743) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2005
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Very dark ruby - almost black. Aroma of dark chocolate. Full bodied and packed with flavours. Despite it’s rich maltiness it’s surprisingly dry. There’s wood and licorice there as well as whiskey. It’s carefully hopped, but some grassy hops shine through in the salty finish. Superb!
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
4th December 2009Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
Pigs Ear. Opaque dark brown beer. Dry palate. Rich dark malt. Unsweet dark toffee and dark fruits in the undertone. Warming bitterish dry finish.
Cask. Pours a cloudy and opaque dark brown with an orange hue and a small, rough off-white head. Nutty nose, as well as plenty of dried fruit and alcohol up there. Fairly solid body, loads of licorice, dried fruit, a little cough syrup and a warming alcohol in the finish. Lovely. 200110 Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Cask at CPK. Pours a dark, ruby-brown with a tan, cream head. Nose holds dark malts, plums and toffee. Very sweet flavor, with strong caramel, lightly breay malts, more toffee, dark fruits, licorice and earthy bitterness. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes has lots more sweetness, more ripe, dark fruit like plum and cherry, light bread and toasted malts that linger. Solid. chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Rather similar to the Cottage Norman’s Conquest (q.v.) that I tried just before this. A dark, rich and complex ale, with obvious roasted malt character, that drinks far easier than the alcohol content (which in this case was 7%) would suggest. An excellent drop, although go easy if you want to avoid falling over. Handpump, Head of Steam, London NW1, December 2003
RE:RATE at the Wenlock Arms, Dec 2004. The alcohol has been upped to 7.8% and the beer definitely seemed to have more oomph. Increased the score a little
Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
On cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 28/01/12.
Dark brown in colour, verging on black with a little ruby hue around the edges when held to the light, topped with a small white/off white head.
On the nose a whiff of chocolate, liqourice and berry fruits.
On the palate a complex series of tastes, alcohol, malt, sugars, burnt sugar/malt flavours, faint chocolate notes dried berries, liquorice, maybe other spices thrown in, a little aniseed?
Full bodied beer, smooth on the palate.
Overall I was a little disappointed by Critical Mass, too much of a ’pure’ alochol flavour in the taste that wasn’t disguised and built into the beer well enough in my opinion!