AshtonMcCobb (5896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap @ the Royal Oak in Clee Hill, Shropshire. Pours like a cola, black with some froth and bubbles. The nose has a hint of chocolate with some smokiness. The taste has more chocolate and then a nice liquorice note. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a nice fresh finish. Overall, this is really pleasant and tastey for a low alcohol beer.
oh6gdx (25710) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe). Deep amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is mild fruits, some slight metallic notes, mild wood as well as mild bittery notes. Flavour is mildly toasted malts, some slight fruityness, mild grass, some syrup, birch sap as well as some wooden notes. Quite rich tonguetickling carbonation.
dynamiteninja (1845) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Thin but dense, creamy light tan head. Very dark mahogany body, almost black. Interesting aroma. Leads with ginger and nutmeg. Grassy hops in the background. Toffee, biscuit, some spiciness, some fruitiness. Finally a whiff of sulphur towards the finish, kola nut and grain. Gentle bitterness. Very soft, creamy mouthfeel. Dusty bitter finish. A little unwelcome oiliness. Interesting, though for its strength, this falls under the "super-premium" price category.
Leighton (19502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Lyoli. Pours semi-clear, red-brown with a modest, light tan head. Sweet, caramel, brown sugar and cake aroma. Pretty nice flavor, a bit sweet with some syrupy, sugary bread, caramel and cheap toffee. Perhaps some prune or raisin or something. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Sugary, malty finish with more caramel, bread and some kind of fruit. Not bad. A little awkward but not bad.
larsniclas (6850) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Thx Peter
Dark brown. Medium, tan head.
Some chocolate and ry cocoa.
Light bitterness. Pleasant.
culchiem (3687) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black with a thin ring of bubbles on top. Aroma of sweet toffee malt. Creamy malt and caramel flavour, subtle sweet caramel finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan ring of bubbles. Smells of caramel, chocolate, some licorice hints. Tastes earthy and full bodied with some chocolate hints and a peppery splash on the finish.
AndrewC (370) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells lovely; smells of caramel and chocolate Angel Delight. Sweet malty, chocolatey flavour with low hopping. Roasted notes. Good mild; could pour this back all night.
tommann (3489) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Namesake beer for 200th rate! 500ml bottle. Pours really dark brown with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and some raisin. Sweet malt to start. Sweet raisin finish. Very watery, but thatís no surprise.
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Molasses malt and light grass hops aroma. Dark black-brown color with small head. Sweet brown sugar malt flavor on the weak side. Light body. Tasty beer.