DutchDrebus (6035) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle @ home. Quite black, some redness shining through, head quickly gone. Smells sirup, sweet, malts, plum. Tastes coffee, malts, sweetish, slightly roasty, some chocolate. Low carbo, quite a full body for its abv. SilkTork (5760) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2002
Has the distinctive Hogs Back bitter hops taste, but well matched here with a stout like roasted barley flavour. There is a port like fruitiness in the background which adds depth and complexity to a very satisfying dark ale. In style this falls somewhere between a stout and an old ale. A good example of a British strong dark ale. Marko (5753) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 10, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 Dark brown body, tiny light tan head. Aroma... Chocolate, good maltiness, light raisin, caramel, lovely! Mild dry malty body caramel, light tart touch, fruity, just a tad soapy. Fresh. Nice enough and yes, tasty. Not a world beater but a very beer nonetheless, just slightly too thin. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown colour. Aroma is quite medicinal, with light roasty notes, caramel, earthy malt. Palate is sweet and then bitter, with alcohol notcied. Roasted malt, caramel. Slightly metallic. johndoughty (5472) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty and a similar dry feel to a stout. Excellent.
MrTipple (5378) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, caramel malts, roasted flavours. Appearance: dark brown, small creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, roasted, toasted flavours again. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with a small light brown head. Roasted malts, fruits, some sourness and coffee aroma. Berries, some yoghurty sourness meeting coffee and burnt malts flavours. Relatively thin texture. Original, though I am not 100% convinced that the sour fruits marry that well with the roasted malts in this beer. jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2009
[email protected]RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2006
Sweet aroma with licorice and all kinds of dark dried fruits. Very dark brown, light brown head, good lace. Very sweet, licorice, laurel, light bitter, herbs, quite complex. Medium to light body, lightly warming. Flavourful, low drinkability due to the herbs, quite complex.
Bottle. Almost black beer with a gentle head. The aroma is milky and chocolatey and the flavour is quite vinous, dry, bitter and slighlty roasted. Overall a nice beer. Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle from Burg Bieren. Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, some fruits and spices. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, spices, some fruitiness. Meh.