imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Red brown beer with slight head. Particularly malty, thickish beer with dark roasted notes. Some sweetish fruitiness with an astringent background. I found it to be quite a boring beer with few highlights. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, bread, and mustiness. Flavor of sweet malt and smokiness. Rune (12753) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2008
Half pint, cask by handpump dispense at Guildford Arms in Edinburgh. Mahogany coloured body with a skinny strip of bubbly foam at the surface. Inviting smell of sweet dark caramel. Liquorice and dark caramel malts in taste mixed with tart fruits. Good stuff, perhaps a bit too sweet [11.11.2008]. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled: Reddish coloured .Unclear. Beige small head. Sweet and malty with light cocoa notes. Flavour is herbal and has cocoanotes. Roasty and sweet. Is quite full bodied, but a little vague in character. Dry and refreshing with a light bitter touch in the end. leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 Toffee coloured with an off-white head. Aromas are smooth chocolate and peppery hops. Flavours are, again, smooth chocolate with a dry bitter finish. Some plain chocolate, too. Moreish and as chocolately as Youngs Double Choc Stout.
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Hazy brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, caramel sour fruits. Somewhat sour finish. ManVsBeer (10450) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Huddersfield Oktoberfest 2016. Dark brown coloured ale. Has a few dark malts that offer a gritty sweetened sugary flavour. deanso (10132) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 16, 2012
cask at the Walsall beer festival ’12.
Thin white head. Clear ruby pour. Pretty tasty brew DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Paradise Brewery Bar, Wrenbury 29/12/2001
Mid brown colour and very fruity. Rich on the palate with a slight roast finish.
2. From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008
Lots of hop aroma. Mid brown amber coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruity and slightly bitter malt finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 Cask conditioned. Ruby coloured with a cream-coloured head. Aroma and flavours of coffee and chocolate yet hoppy at the same time. Very drinkable and moreish even at this strength. One of England’s finest winter ales.Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 2.4 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.3