s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle morrisons. Black slight red colour thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate roasted malts. Taste is cocoa slight roasted malts with bitter coffee aftertaste. Palate a bit dissapointing thin watery strong carbonation this let’s it down. Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby/brown with cm thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bread, chocolate, fruity, roast/burnt malts and burnt caramel.
Taste: Medium bitterness and sourness, low sweetness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, dry burnt malty lingering finish.
Comments: Tasty mild. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma: Chocolate, but with a nice amount of black cherry and black berry as well. Maybe a little fruitier than expected, but very nice. Appearance: Dark ruby with a ring of bone head. Flavor: Chocolate and light cherry mingle up front; the finish is dry and somewhat chalky. Palate: Light body, thin texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: A nice mild with some interesting character. Handypaul (552) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours red mahogany with little head that leaves no lace. Aroma is faint hazelnuts and earthy notes. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet, watery body, flavors of hazelnuts and coffee, oily texture, average to light carbonation and a lightly somewhat sticky bitter finish. Ho hum. Erzengel (8733) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2013
Thanks to Seanyfo. The Beer is very dark, white-beige head. malty-chocolate smell. The beer starts a bit watery, malty. Dry. The mainpart is medium-deep, a bit roasted, very dry. But not very deep. In the aftertaste hazelnut, roasted malt dominate. The nutty aroma lasts long with dry roasted malts.
--> Nice aroma, but could be a bit more deep.
gegwilson (3702) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from B&M, Stockton. Pour deep mahogany with a big foamy tan head that lasts well. Has a quite thin and watery feel, which isn’t surprising considering the strength. Good flavours though. Quite dry with plenty of malt and a hint of chocolate and coffee. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a thin wispy head that leaves a tiny collar. Aroma has strong English malt and bitter bakers chocolate. Taste is bitter up front with malt and more chocolate and more hops in the finish. Palate is thin and chalky. Solid! Jow (3924) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at draught 55. Pours dark ruby with light nose of cholate malts. Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, and cola. Nice and mild but with good flavor. I have been craving this style as of late reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
pours an opaque brown with a thick creamy tan head...nice lacing and retention. aroma has chocolate...like tootsie rolls...and earthy dry leaves...just a light touch of hops. flavor follows suit...nice balance...leaning just a bit to the hoppy side but not excessively bitter. true to style. mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is earthy/hoppy with a touch of chocolate...dries and lingers with hoppy/roastiness. JoeFrench (2) - - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
Appearance: Very dark, ruby. Almost stout-like.
Aroma: Very strong coffee smells with a hint of chocolate.
Taste: Again coffee, slight hint of hazlenut/chocolate. Light bitter, acute after taste.