MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Super sweet and malty. Caramel, hazelnut, milk choc overlaid with tons of toffee sweetness. maeib (8751) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Bottled 21/01/14. A blackish brown coloured beer with a white head. More like a Schwarzbier than anything else for me. Dusty chocolate and sweet caramel. Tasty enough I guess if a little too sweet. Score 3.2mike_77 (7029) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.3
Very dark red brown appearance. Fruity aroma with some blackcurrant which comes through in the flavour too. It’s fruity with some light coffee tones. Quite sweet. s_hartshorne (2801) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle b and m. Dark ruby colour tan head. Aroma is cocoa and dark malts brown sugar. Taste is bitter sweet coffee chocolate and malts. Prickly carbonation good body. First beer of this style right up my street v nice at 70p a bottle i will be going for more tmoz. RichTheVillan (8160) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark reddy brown pour with tan head, fruit aroma, taste has dark fruits a hint of roasted malts, very sweet some minerals, quite sticky, not for me.
Martin243 (1214) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Cheapo 330 ml bottle from B&M. ABV on the bottle stated 5.5% Poured into a Hoegarden tasting glass. malt loaf and wet garden aroma. Dark ruby with a generous beige head. Fruit cake and black treacle flavours, old prune and fig with something earthy and vegetal offering a bit of complexity. Also a slightly smoky quality. Full bodied, slick and chewy, with a long finish. I opened a second bottle after the first, and it kept my interest to the end. allmyvinyl (10943) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2013
330ml bottle at home. Malty fella for sure. Dark brown pour, red tints. Malt aroma, dark malt taste. Not quite treacle, but near as dammit. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
16oz can. Pours a very deep amber color, with a slightly off white head. Sweet and malty aromas with hints of caramel and wheat. Taste is of deep roasted malt with a tiny hop presence. Very slight amount of chocolate coffee. Creamy and smooth, with good carbonation.
Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
12oz bottle Old notes-Pours dark ruby with a small head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and toffee. Taste of the same with some more sweetness. This medium bodied brew is not bad as I was expecting worse. SarkyNorthener (4784) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle from Rhythm and Booze, Wakefield. Black beer with red hues and a small head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, chocolate and a metallic whiff. Taste is dark sticky malts, sweet caramel and a touch of alcohol, but needed more. Medium to full bodied and sticky. OK beer, a little sweet for me though.