pivnizub (10615) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle (many thnks to Quack-Duck for this gem!):Deep ruby-red coloured, clear, big and stable beige head; dryish roasty-nutty nose, accompanied by Aromas of coffee and dried berries; dry bitter flavour, creamy MF, medium bodied; lingering roasty and coffeeish finish. Great stuff... leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle Brown with a small head. Aromas are nutty roast malts with liquorice. Chocolate with hazelnut and coffee syrup. Flavours are sweet nutty Malts with grapefruit bitterness. Gritty cocoa with a nutty bitter finish. Fin (10540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle purchase from Tuckers Maltings online. Poured a very dark brown with no head, aroma mostly of malts and some nuttiness as well? Taste is similar nutty, roasty, quite distinguished very decent again from Teignworthy. Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2007
bottle, bought at Tucker’s Maltings. Copper colour, large creamy head. Hoppy nose. Flavours of caramel, nut and bitter chocolate. Very hoppy, slightly malty, fruity character. Dry finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. A dark brown coloured beer with a short-lived off white, almost creamy in appearance, head. The aroma is nutty and chocolatey and also features raisins and rum. The taste is of dark chocolate, wood, burnt tea loaf and nuts. It is very rich and tasty but maybe a little too complicated?
The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
500ml bottle BB Sep 2017, into a pint glass. Looks almost exactly like cola, just a ring of white head with no lacing. Aroma has cardboard, bisto granules, yeast, some dark chocolate. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is bourbon biscuit, more dry hazelnut than walnut, a bit of tangy metal towards the finish. Nice enduring musty roasted coffee-ish aftertaste. Decent Sunday night sipping beer. 3.4 was my original thought, though I may be being harsh. jonas (7572) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
Well balanced chocolate and coffee.
Amber brown. Lightish body. Nut Choc and Coffee. Nicely drinkable. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2016
Flaske 500ml på Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot 27 Sep 16. Delt med Rune. Ultramørk amber. Middels høyt lett farget skum. Rimelig stabilt. Aroma av røstet malt. Litt skarp. Smaken karamell. Mye smak men litt monoton. Godt håndverk. Sigmund (7470) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2005
500 ml, bottle conditioned. Dark brown colour, no head, minimal carbonation. Delightful, intense and complex aroma with strong fruity and roasty notes - plums, prunes, coffee, chocolate, leather. Also hints of oak and spices. Nutty and roasty flavour with a pronounced bitterness from the roastiness and the hops. Hoppy bitter finish / aftertaste. Interesting beer, even historically. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 2   Ruby : 2   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Intensity : 2
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Esters : XX   Banana : XX   Phenols : XX   Leather : XX   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : XX   Toast : 2   Caramel : XX   Toffee : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : 3   Candy : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Fruits : XX   Chocolate : 1   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Dates : XX   Cherries : XX   Plums : XX   Figs : XX
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Spicy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : XX   Pepper : XX   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : 2   Candi Sugar : XX   Anise : XX   Vinous : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Tired and flat, uncomplicated, tobacco infested brown ale that has little positive to offer.