tekstr1der (490) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Nice color to this, pour is slightly more ruby than mahogany. No head or retention to speak of. Aroma is the best part - full of toffee, cocoa, and malt. Very similar to Dark Island on the nose, but even weaker, somewhat watery in flavors that are just too light for my liking. Fairly pleasant malty finish. thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pour is a near black with a average tan head. Aroma is maris otter malt right off the bat. Very earthy with a decent minor chocolate malt in there. Flavor is not thin at all. Again a nice maris otter with a nice fresh grain and biscuit with hints of chocolate peeking out here and there. This is a pretty flavorful low alcohol beer. An old world beer that puts you in the mood to find a nice pub in the cold and rainy English countryside italianjohn (3133) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Dark brown pour with a ruby hue, thin off white head and light lacing ..... Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts with light notes of dark berry ..... Taste is of dark berries, light bitter hops, chocolate and roasted malts ... Dry abrupt finish with chocolate mostly .... Very sessionable and smooth brew tightslice (1309) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Location: Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CAredders1974 (1465) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown cola
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, soy sauce, slight smoky beef jerky, briny olives
Taste: Burnt coffee, charcoal
Overall: Would have liked the fullness of the aroma to linger long enough on the palate, turns too ashy too quickly.
Decent considering the low abv would have though it a porter at blind tasting decent chocolate notes and some roastiness.
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
500 ml bottle. BBE Apr/16. (K-Citymarket) Tampere, Finland.
Black color with a mid-size foamy light tan head.
Mild chocolatey malty aroma and flavor. Easy. Mild hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hank37 (194) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
It’s lower abv lets it down a bit imo. Yeast derived aromas, some leather, olive and brown sugar notes detected with a watery mouth feel. Ok for a mid strength. laiti (8468) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 04/2016Stuu666 (13394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Aroma has licorice and toffee typical to English ales. Flavour has licorice, mint and toffee. Finishes with ash and coffee. Nice.
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, toffee, taste is similar, sweet. AshtonMcCobb (6601) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - close to opaque black but with a nice head.
Nose - smoky earthy,
Taste - chocolate, earthy, creamy backdrop.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long and balanced finish.
Overall - lovely ale.