kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malts, burnt sugar and a little raisin. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 17, 2012
50cl bottle shared.
Thin creamy white head. Deep burgundy pour. Nice smooth aftertaste. martinrumsam (565) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head that thins aroma is malty and fruity. Taste is quite sweet. Malts chocolate and brown sugar before a little bitterness creeps in. Carbonation a touch high. Mouthfeel watery. Enjoyable hides alcohol well
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ALLOVATE (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2011
Surprised and a little let down to see this one pasteurised, filtered and bottled in clear bottles. Oddly it poured quite still, the cap come off with little more sound than the crimping of metal upon glass. A translucent midnight brown with a thinning cap of tan that took some rousing. There is a strong waft of kelp amongst notes of cocoa, dusty earth, stewed plums and chocolate. Mostly dry, chalky palate, good body and very minimal carbonation. A little vanilla and chocolate icecream up front before some smoky burnt wood and heavily toasted grains. Burnt stonefruit in back and just a hint of damp bitter weeds. Finish is all chocolate malts and more ashen wood. Fairly simple stuff. More sessionable than the ABV suggests giving me the impression it could pull off more at a lower alcohol content. (50cL, BB 27/07/12, Tesco Exmouth, Devon) JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Fruity caramel aroma. Fruity malt flavour. A bit watery. Doesn’t feel like a 6.6% beer.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
Deep mahogany, coca cola colour with a frothy white head. Rich malt aroma. Pleasant berry, malt rasin with brown sugar flavour. Nice texture. Little bitter with a pleasant syrup texture. cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2011
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... dark roast malts some cherry ... some dark sugers nose... little overfizzy ... little treacle ... dark malts ... some dark fruits ... little 1dimentional ... DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
From the Bottle at home, 14/06/2004 Dark coloured strong in alcohol slightly rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a malt finish. (ABV 6.2%) urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2011
Gorgeous stuff. Quite a strong ale with a very smooth finish. Hints of toffee and hops on the smell front. Taste is rich and smooth hops with a slight metallic twang which disappears after the second gulp. Not too gassy. Goes great with a bit of Emmental cheese. Top ale! One of my faves. BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2011
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Dark, chestnut brown pour from a clear glass bottle. Fruity chocolate aromas, with some sherry or rum notes. Raisins and chocolate on the palate with a touch of caramel sweetness. On the finish reminiscent of fruit cake, with that slight rum/sherry note as well