bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2008
Bottlefrom The Bottleneck, Broadstairs: Poured opaque black. Gorgeous fruity flavour with a lot of raisin and caramel flavours, perect sourness really compliments the beer. Stunning strong/old ale. madmitch76 (25382) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
21st April 2008
Like a Duchesse Du Bourgogne but a little less sour and and a little more bitter. Very tangy. Very drinkable! DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2009
Fruit and roast aromas. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and strong in alcohol with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting roast malt finish. angelkostvo (1247) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2013
Almost black but transperant like darker cola, no head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, roasted malt, plums jam. Taste is light , light bitter quite good balance. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Interesting and nice. lokis333 (565) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - DEC 25, 2015
Clear dark color beer when put against bright light turns into deep dark cherry red with weak coffee color foam. Aroma of rye bread, sugary and reminds of German dark beers. Palate, full body with thick, sugary texture and leaves bready long nice smooth finish. Taste is sweet with nice roast malt hints and rye bread and has bit of liquerish, coffee and toffee aftertaste to it. Overall nice dark ale, smooth easy going full taste and body would defiantly recommend!
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle Conditioned from Open All Hours, Keswick. Dark Ruby. Aroma of roast barley with plums, prunes, caramel, smoke. Good mouthfeel and finish has some unexpected hop. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2006
Poured from the bottle, dark brown with a filmy tan head. Strong vinuous aroma, dominating some fruit and malt in the background. Some vinuous qualities in the mouth as well, the malt is definitely chocolate, with some tarty fruit in there as well. This is very good. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, clear orangey brown with a fine, lightly creamy, beige head. Sweetish, vinous aroma of dates and other dried fruit. Medium body with some roasted malt and then these incredibly delicate flavours of dried fruit without excessive sweetness. Actually it ends fairly dry. 201006 Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
This nice beer is almost black and it’s hasn’t got much head to boast about. Both aroma and flavour has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, and there is a nice and dry bitterness in the finish. It’s not a thick beer like a stout, but still pretty thick for a dark ale. I really like this one, truly nice... peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
Bottle conditioned 500ml @ home. Ruby coloured, not heavily carbonated,with a small off white head. Strong flavour of malt with some vanilla and a little liqourice. Alcohol quite noticeable on the tongue. A very easy drinking ’old ale’ type of beer which went down extremely well.