witthatsbier (566) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2009
malty sweet nose ,rich smokey dry malty flavour with bitter finish ,full bodied trapped (3147) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 24, 2009
Dark brown body, light amber-brown head, vaniila flavor with a hint of cherry, light on the palate. I liked it. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Cask @ World’s End, Edinburgh. Deep dark maroon amber. White head. Litlle lacing, Roasty, beautful mouthfeel. Best cask of Scotland i had DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 I reeled into Cov Wetherspoons off the last Brum train around midnight, alone, with no key to my hotel room, bag of Tamworth treasure slung under my arm, 26 beers in 24 hours at 2 festivals under my belt (and I don’t mean sips), expecting and hoping to be disappointed. No such luck. The tattoed young urchin behind the bar (possibly sensing my beeriness) proceeded to serve me a half of this roasty treat with the utmost delicacy, patience, and awareness of how to treat a fine ale, in a city (my hometown) and a pub I associate more with the hurling of barstools through plate glass windows than its connoisseurship of such. RESPECT. And on top of that, the beer was a good one and a (relatively) exotic one, in infuriatingly good nick. Burnt toast barley and jam aroma. Deep ruby appearing pitch, creamy beige halo and Xmas card lace. Smokily silky and burnt, cigar wreathes, cream and ashtray aroma. Really tasty, well-conditioned ale. BLOODY SPOONS. kwik-lime (1926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
A rich, dark brown, bordering on black. This is a good ale, with a rich taste of roasted malts and hints of nuts, coffee and bitter chocolate. At JDW’s in Bognor Regis.
thewolf (12595) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Cask @ World’s End, Edinburgh.anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2009
Pours deep chestnut with a great, creamy, beige head. Aroma is fat and malty, liqourice, roasted malts, dark chocolate, raisins. Great creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Creamy malty sweetness, chocolate, lightly roasted and a fair amount of liqourice. Incredibly balanced beer.
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a strong roasted malty chocolate aroma. Fruity roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate finish. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2009
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh 11 Nov 08. Black colored. A lasting tanned head. Rich aroma of chocolate & roasted malt. Sweet fruity flavor with a dry fruity aftertaste. Some bitterness. Rune (12765) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 Half pint enjoyed in a perfect atmosphere at Guildford Arms where the ale was kept in good shape and served at the very right drinking temperature. Dark Island is an old ale with a decent off-white head over a deep, ruby dark body. Smell of roasted dark malts. Blended taste of roasted coffee malts, nuts and dark chocolate with accomplishing notes of dark fruits. Dry in the mouth. Easy to drink. Edinburgh, 23.10.2008. Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2008
Cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow. Dark brown colour, stable beige head. Smell of roasted malts with vanilla. Taste of roasted malts, a lemonade fruityness. Bitter finish.