SilkTork (5857) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2017 scotty (1224) - - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought in Tesco. Deep copper colour, thin white(ish) head that lasts well. Good nose of dried friuts and a good hit of roast malt. Full bodied, slightly sweet, robust hops coming through on the finish, this is good!
500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Tesco Weston-Super-Mare, part of a local ale four for £6 deal. A strong dark ale, which the brewery feels has some of the characteristics of a strong porter, but which they class as a strong ale. I can see their point - this has some of the richer malt characteristics of a dark ale, and is quite dark and sweet, but doesn’t quite have the depth of the stout family. It does feel more like a strong ale, though fairly dark - more in keeping with a winter warmer or old ale. It’s a very likeable and enjoyable beer. I had it some years ago in the cask, and seemed to feel it was too sweet, so marked it down. At 6.6% abv, I think this is a beer that is perhaps best drunk at home from the bottle. Anyway, I like it. And I suspect if I had the cask version I would like that just as much, or perhaps a tad more.... evergreen0199 (3494) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle from Waitrose, Holsworthy, Devon. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Tastes malty, caramel, dark fruit, hint of chocolate. Quite drinkable. Grumbo (3981) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle from a now unrecalled source. Pours mid brown with an average sized off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, molasses and nut. Moderate sweetness and medium plus bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation. Packs quite a punch. unorbert89 (9) - HUNGARY - MAR 15, 2017 does not count
This is an awesome beer, even in the land of ales. For me is one of my favourite british ale’s, has a strong, malty aftertaste. Very nice with spicy dishes, but the best with porky/beefy meats. Strong beer for big drinkers. Luved it. BlackHaddock (7696) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
500 ml bottle: BBD 13th Aug 2017. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 17th Feb 2017. Deep, dark mahogany body, foaming lightly tanned head. Roasted, toasted malts lead the nose and taste with both chocolate and toffee flavours to the fore, some dark fruit notes too (raisins, plums, dates, dried figs). Liked it.
Finn (8184) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2017
Flaske 500ml fra Topsham Wines. Delt med EgilB, Helge og Rune på Nerstranda 5 Jan 17. Mørk amber. Lysebrunt skum. Litt lacing. Lett lakrisaroma Smaken sjokolade. Bra.
Rune (13510) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2017
500ml bottle bought at Topsham Wines. Deep rosewood coloured body under a remaining off-white head. Lacing rings down the glass. Attractive aromas of brown and black malts. Solid taste profile of chocolate and caramel with a backdrop of dark fruits. Drying malt-fruity ending. Well bodied. Good drinking (shared with friends at Finn’s place 05.01.2017). zvikar (6465) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Clear brown, nice head, fruity aroma, roasty, not so pleasant, flavor of fruits, roast, nuts, not fun, medium bodied. 1MrCabbage (30) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2016
5/10/16 bottle at home. Oh my, this is what a strong ale should be like. Malt overload but so well done that it works. Satisfying from pour to drink.
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Bottle at home black with a tan head with chocolate, malt and a hint of spice taste and a chocolate , malty slighty spicy bitter aftertaste , lovely drink .