Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle. Head light brown. Body Dark red. Aroma choccolate, orange. Spicy bitterrness, malty, complex and lovely. keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Thanks to wyzzywyz22 for sending this gem. Absolutely beautiful, black with a tan lacing head. First whiff is light and fruity but that changes to a malty biscuit smell. How do they do that. Flavor is roasted malt, maybe some chocolate and nicely bitter. Finished dry and crisp. I really enjoyed this one. Wish I had 11 more. thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a dark amber colour and it has fruit cake like aroma. In the taste its mainly dark fruits makes a good winter warmer must buy again some time soon. Milter (1078) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 Dejlig strong ale med frisk smag, med let røget eftersmag. Flot udseende. Værd at smage igen. DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle from The Beers of Europe shop near Kings Lynn, not bottle conditioned.
Very deep buby brown colour.
A great malty / beery smell.
Flavours of chocolate, & malty coffeeness.
A great dark beer
pals (17) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
Very dark brown, almost black with a thick white head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and liqourice. Gentle and smooth, tastes sweet but with a strong liqorice hint and a long medium bitterness in aftertaste. Perfect for the cold, winter nights. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Pours dark drown w/ a tall lasting froth. Superb lacing. Aromas of mocha and mild darkfruits. Medium nectar w/ relaxed effers that create a rich, truely creamy texture. A dry brew w/ a mild roast upon fields of mocha, dates, cherry skins, molases, coffee bean, roasted chestnuts. There is a rather defined bittering component that sets up shop early and works into the wee hours. The finish is long and flavorfull w/ perfect bittering. This brew is full flavored and very English in nature. nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2007
500 ml. Uncloudy, darkish copper-brown with a four-finger head that lasts and leaves some nice frost. Aroma of earthy and musty caramel mixed with tart apple. Initial taste is caramel, then tingly sour fruit and grain, with a turn to oak and roasted walnut. Finishes with a dry-sour note that leaves a pleasantly balanced roast malt-cocoa aftertaste. Lots of flavors in this ale. Medium body is a nice balance of sweet and dry, smooth, and slightly acidic-tingly. Sigmund (8010) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
500 ml bottle, from Selfridge’s food store, London. ABV is 5.5%. Very dark brown colour, large to moderate beige head. Nice malty aroma and flavour, notes of caramel, dark dried fruits and nuts, hints of chocolate. Rich mouthfeel. Moderate but noticeable hops in the finish. Well balanced and very enjoyable. ALLOVATE (3087) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2012
Just on cool and into a Hooky pint. That hue of deepest ruby that shimmers and sparkles when held up to the light. Drabby, flabby dollop of dirty cream holds on well above and manages little legs. There is dry roasted nuts and carob beans, cola beer, nutmeg, mace, leather and an earthy, musty ol’ fell fruit note on the nose - delicious. Short burst of sweetest cola and molasses upfront dwindles to open up to a textured, malt driven palate. Good body (considering it is pasteurised and filtered) with a light dash carbonation upfront smoothing out and becoming smoky and pasty in back. Very woody with roasted nuts, smoke, aniseed, bitter dark chocolate and subtle earthy spices. Hops play a part too; an almost subliminal, earthy and weeded spiciness pokes out on the odd sip. Alcohol is strangely evident in the smooth, malty bitter and ashen finish. Better as it warms opening up a little more in the aftertaste to add a hint of Dutch cocoa and vanilla bean. It is miserably cold here in Perth at the minute and this one works a treat in warming the cockles even at such a modest ABV. A very enjoyable Dark ale! (50cL, BB 28/11/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)