rebelred (14) - cork, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2017 Scipio (1084) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deeper brown with an average beige head. Aroma is more heavy and malty, consisting of caramel, nuts, fig, and some slight spice notes. Roasted. The taste is pretty much what I was expecting from the nose. It is more nutty here and the I do get a bit more spice, especially at the end. The aftertaste is more nutty over everything else. It lasts awhile, but isn’t very strong. This is very smooth when drinking, with a medium body and some flatter carbonation. Nothing bad to report, although this one isn’t all that special.
Bottle pours dark ruby with sweet malty caramel toast nutty taste. Nice medium body with low hop profile . Earthy yeast profile . Stuu666 (13425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is vanilla, toffee, nutty, taste is sweet, caramel, red fruits. Mr_Pink_152 (5009) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle from real ale store, Newark. Deep ruby colour with a thick foamy white head. Stewed fruit and plum aroma. Light fruity taste. Smooth rich body. Ktwse (4891) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Pours deep brown with low light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, light toffee. Taste is sweet, nuts and toffee, followed by a roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth with average carbonation. samjdix (59) - - DEC 11, 2016
Lovely stuff. Strong and fruity and very drinkable. Ideal for Christmas day I’d say.
hohops (998) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Appearance is very dark brown, a bit hazy, a thick half-finger beige head which lasts well. Looks good. Aroma- nutty, brown bread, treacle, dark malts, creamy malt, hop hints. Taste- smooth nutty malt, roast nuts, toffee, dark fruits, raisin, malt loaf, brown bread. Rich fruitcake. Smooth and slightly sticky mouthfeel with some bitter hops in the finish. Nice one. simontomlinson (374) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Creamy & frothy white head stayed on a very dark brown still body.
Dark fruit, plum aroma
Thick body, very creamy & smooth
Malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, spicy, plum & raisin. Michael27 (1996) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Klares Braun mit mächtiger Schaumkrone. Ordentlich gebraut. MarcinG (872) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Butelka 500 ml. Ciemnobrunatne w kolorze. Piana mala lekko palona o kremowej konsystencji. W aromacie palone slody karmel kawa i razowe pieczywo. Karbonacja mala. Piwo dopiero po lekkim ogrzaniu zaczelo uwalniac wszystkie smaki. Duzo tutaj palonych slodow. ziarnistego posmaku .melasy. kawy karmelu. lukrecji i raxowego pieczywa. Dobre DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
26-Nov-11 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 23-Dec-07 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA)
You never know for sure how a beer will cellar, and I was worried I let this one go too long, but after one sip, those concerns are dashed. This is a very malty beer, toasty, caramely, nutty, and earthy with a pleasant smokiness to the malt. The nose is equally malty and earthy, with aromas of brown toast, roasted nuts, toffee, caramel, fallen leaves, and decayed logs. Medium-full in weight, light-medium in carbonation, and reasonably dry on the palate for such a malty beer. Clear, ruddy brown body is capped by a thin, light-tan head that settles quickly to a thin ring, leaving no lacing to speak of. Very nice to drink, enjoyable, a repeatable purchase.