Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
Brown,lasting tan head. Good malt nose. Interesting malt palate with light yeast aftertaste DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2004
Bought in a bottle from Budgens Supermarket near Kings Lynn.
A very dark brown colour, the 7.6% comes through in a very strong taste of alcohol & not to much else. Not bad but not the most drinkable beer of that strength. Borup (15968) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown red colour with nice beige head. Caramel and roasted malt aroma. Hops, malt and caramel flavour. Tranquillity (2571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
Dark ruby colour. Sweet aroma of reaisin and plum. Quite strong taste, sweet and sour. Long finish. harrisoni (19556) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007
500ml bottle from Cask & Glass, Tonbridge, the best offy in East Kent. BBE Dec 07. Rich ruby colour with thin beige head. Not sure what I expected from this. Syrupy malt with some peppery hop aroma. Rich fruit. However in the mouth you can still tell that it is pasteurised due to that awful candy sugar, boiled sweet flavour. Raisiny malt finish is good, nice fruit and a decent hop presence. Fine beer for the winter, the alcohol doesn’t make it harsh, so it does show some adeptness. Like GarethYoung I thought that it was a bit empty in the palate.
Doppelganger (1389) - 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. yalnikim (802) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2005
Tasted 09/11/2005. 500ml bottle from Liquorland, Miramar.
Deep ruby with an oily, light tan, head that slowly vanishes. Big caramel nose that also comes through in the flavour, with dried fruits (both prunes and raisins) and a subtle woodiness. This beer hint’s of a good quality rum, with coke - in a good way. Very seet in the middle. Softly carbonated and medium bodied. Slightly oily mouthfeel and dry finish suggest that there are more hops and roast malt than the nose or flavour suggest. Not everday drinking but not bad. pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2006
500ml bottle from the local supermarket. Pours well and smells good - like treacle. Has a biscuity character and the tan coloured head lasts quite well. It’s very sweet and the aftertaste is mostly sugar and booze. Not a bad drop but not great either. A good thing to drink on the walk back from the railway station on a cold night after being out on the town. mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2009
bottle 500 ml from Alko EXP 31 Jul 09 dark brown no head sweet dark roasted malts malts hints of dark fruits and bit nuts but aftertaste is sticky sweet syrup no remarkable hops. Night cap acohol presents rosenbergh (11957) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
500 ml bottle. From m/s Silja Serenade.
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head.
Dark fruits and some dark hops in aroma.
Dark roasted malts, dried fruits and some bitter hoppiness.
Dark ale, not my favourite type of ale.