JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Near black with a slimish creamy beige-ish head. Aroma is sweet slightly roast malt and dark fruit. Taste is the same, plus some nice hops in the finish. Very smooth and creamy, medium to full bodied. Very well put together ale; really excellent. harrisoni (19547) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 500ml bottle from Cask & Cask, Tonbridge. So this beer will put me as king of this brewery. I have fallen in love with this brewery’s stronger beers. I love them. Very dark brown and ruby with thin beige head. Chocolate malt is wonderful, somewhat milky with dry malt and more milkiness on end. Alcohol keeps it interesting. It’s like drinking 70% dark chocolate with a glass of full fat milk. Nice but not wonderful. 3.8/5.0
Re-rate Cask gravity at Red Lion, Snargate Summer BF 08. Lovely. Dates, choc, molasses, treacle, but not syrupy, still dryish. Bit of spice, nutmeg. Smooth, not harsh. A kind of treacle sponge cake with nutmeg. Fantastic. I love this. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle: Brown with a thin off-white head, plums, dark malts and coffee in the aroma, medium bodied with soft carbonation, rich flavor with a long aftertaste. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle from the Real Beer Shop in Chichester. I detect a hint of plum, chocolate, coffee, some roastedness and it seems like a good balance of flavors. The carbonation factor seems low but this is a very tasty beer that I enjoyed each sip of. I wish we had these beers in the US! cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle at home ... Deep deep black thin off white head ... light coffee roast nose ... deep rich raisin tones with some sour plums ... roast toffee malts but more as a base upon which the fruit is based... sweet tart green raisisn finish... wonderfully complex.
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and licorice. Flavor is bitter dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, licorice and a spicy finish. Nice balance and very well drinkable. Great brew. sharkydodson (1923) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2014
intensive caramel and fruity aroma... full body... the taste of caramel malt, dark fruits toast with shades of spices... aftertaste is dry with some sweetness...