Pyobon (1481) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with transient beige head. Subtle, but rich fruity aroma. Thick oily mouthfeel with light carbonation. Rich complex taste. Fruity (raisins, apples) sweet (dark toffee) start with moderately bitter finish dominated by burnt dark malt flavours. An awesome beer, but not an everyday beer.
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2005
Complex strong English ale. Poured a chocolate colour with plummy tints and an excellent frothing head. The nose has licorice, chocolate, spices and some peppery alcohol. Big alcoholic body. Port-like in intensity and satisfyingly bitter with some stoutish dryness in the finish. (Bottle) ianwelby (1476) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Clear, dark red beer with a filmy head. Smell s of earthy malt but not much else. Taste is malty too but with rich fruit and some caramel there too. Really nice and hearty. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2008
Flat looking medium brown hue with a thin island of creamy, tan foam. Chocolate and toffee arrive first in the aroma, which is somewhat mild overall. Honey on buttered, toasted bread follows with cherries and prunes. Peppery, floral hops and light minerals combine in semi-sharp note, well out-done by the sweet side of things. Slight tint of cola / liquorice. The flavour starts fairly sweet, a little cocoa and caramel; washes through dark fruits at mid-palate; and culminates in a woody, floral, off-dry finish. Slim aftertaste of dried cherries. Not quite full bodied, with an oily texture and soft, yet bristly, carbonation. With warmth, the dark fruits come to life and a bit of alcohol leaves the mouth with a dry, red wine sensation. An enjoyable and interesting sipper with no big minuses except for price. tampierre (1419) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,roasted,caramel and fruit aroma ; Dark brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter finish ; Pleasant ESA.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle, Dodgy Deli, Cowly Rd. Dark ruby with a small cap of dense light tan. Suede leather, minty sweetness, green hay. Burnt caramel, touch of chocolate and mint, musky attic notes. Rather sweet, but the roast and fairly bright carbonation provide balance. Pretty decent, though a by the half-pint mark its a bit tiring. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2003
The beer gives you the initial nose of raisins and plums. The colour is that welcoming deep coppery claret with a good creamy head. This is a big bitter beer with a good chewy date flavour. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 From a Bottle.A very poor experience for me,bland and stewed,it must have been off. eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2002
Monstrously thick (OG= 1080!) ruby-black ale with not much head, or carbonation, and tons of spicy hop flavour. I couldn't taste much of the 'explosion of rich fruit flavours' that they talk about on the label, more like an explosion of raw wort flavours, with not much of a finish, and not nearly as much complexity as you would expect from a beer of this strength. Scores points for the (apparently) true-to-life picture of pipe-smoking hiker-berating old farmer dude. OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2002
Deep ruby red-black clear under a small short lasting pale head. Yeasty spicy roast malt with faint touch of wood and caramel aroma. Medium smooth luscious body. Sweet black coffee cola and roasted malt flavours. Not very hoppy. Soft almost weak finish and cola sweet fading to light bitter roasted malt aftertaste.