MoritzF (10018) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
(bottle) Dark brown colour with a ruby shine and a beige and short foamy head. Moderately roasty malty aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel, liquorice-spice and a whiff of dried fruits. Roasty bitter flavour, medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Hearty roasty malty base with hints of molasses, caramel and dark chocolate, accompanied by subtle fruity notes towards the moderately dry and bitter hoppy and roasty finish. Very tasty indeed. 04.VI.07 & 11.III.12 Theydon_Bois (20158) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at home, from Waitrose Sunningdale, 31/08/13.
Dark mahogony brown with slightly reddish hues and a good sized light tan head.
Nose is bready malts, dark fruit tones, light cocoa, dates, sticky toffee pudding.
Taste comprises cake mix, bready malts, treacle toffee, dates, muscavado sugars.
Medium bodied with a little bite, fine carbonation, sweet fruity tang in the finish.
A most decent old ale, I’d happily return to a bottle of this as a winter warmer ... IF ONLY I COULD DRINK A BEER I’VE ALREADY HAD BEFORE WHICH I CAN’T BRING MYSELF TO DO ANYMORE ... AAAAAAAArrrrrrrrghhhhhhhh Travlr (25521) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle from the source. Clear dark brown color. Aroma of baking brownies. Taste is boozy cocoa and coffee. Decent. john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2010 - Dark Brown in colour. Very Malty; roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, toffee. Very fruity; dark fruit and berries. Hoppy; earthy hops. Sweet Roast Malty & Fruity Ale. Dry roasty finish. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice Beer! (2010-04)
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a purple hue and a small tan coloured head. The aroma has notes of plums and sweet caramel together with a little licquorice. The taste has more dark fruits together with a little chocolate malt and a feel of oil or petrol. A nice tasty fruity, quite full-bodied beer
berkshirejohn (6588) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2006
Bottle: pours dark brown with a tan head that soon disappears; aroma vinuous with some malt; almost oily feel in the mouth, reminiscent of a full-bodied red wine, pleasantly dry malty aftertaste. Really good. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, some roasted malts and fruits. Flavour is plum, caramel malts, some hops and toffee. Quite sour, but refreshing. pivnizub (10728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle: Very, very dark reddish-amber coloured, small fluffy tanned head; shy but complex aroma, composed of toasted malt, sweet fruits, coffee and liquorice; robust bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; sweetness in the fruity, coffeeish finish. a fine stuff..... Vignale (3917) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
En mörk strong ale med fin maltkaraktär. Ändå inte en öl som stack ut tillräcklig för att bli minnesvärd. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with smallish off white head. Aromas of dark stone fruits, treacle and roasted grain, Flavours are quite sweet with some grain bitterness on the finish. medium to thin mouthfeel.