BlackHaddock (6974) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown flip-top 65cl bottle, part of a mixed four pack. Best before May 2008, drank May 2007.
Poured into a small ’Palm’ bulbous glass (four times), it looks dark, very dark brown, with a good off-white head. The head obviously shrinks away, but it does stay for a while and clings to the glass right to the end of the drink.
Aroma of burnt malts and vanilla, even some bannana esters, but nothing very strong.
Dark malts and a hint of toffee in the taste, again like the aroma, nothing too strong.
The mouthfeel is neither thin nor weak, but it has no body either.
drinkable, but not exciting enough for me.
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 65cl. w. swing top.
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, bread, dark malt, spicy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light metalic. 
MiP (15453) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 6.4%. Clear very dark brown colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is quite mild. Subtle roasted note. Hint of dark bread in the finish. Good mouthfeel.
imdownthepub (14221) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, 650ml Swing top. Dark brown, almost black with cream head. Initially fairly lactic, acidic, but it calmed down into a smoother, more fruity beer with medium body and fairly sweet. The fruit is blackberry with touches of toffee cream, then a tinny note. It’s ok, but 650ml was a bit too much.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of metal, some dark fruit waxiness, nuts, maybe cherry. Sweet bready malts, blood, metal, vague nuttiness. Dark brown and thinly headed. Leaves a watery impression on the palate. Not unpleasant but makes me thirst after something not quite so dead...
scotty (1186) - SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep garnet colour, impressively thick, tight off white head. A mix of malt, coffee & spice on the nose...fairly complex. The palate is lighter than I expected for a 6.4% brew, but has a bit of malt & spice again. It’s ok but not the big robust nightcap style I was hoping for. Part of a mixed 4 pack of St Omer beers from Aldi.
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pitch balck beer with a fairly robust light brown head. The aroma is like a milk stout and the flavour is quite watery, milky and sugary. Overall a disappointing beer after a good start.
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown and quite malty.Poured with a big head and had plenty of body. Interesting and not quite what I expected.
rauchbier (3867) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from High Spirits in Cleethorpes. Deep chestnut brown, almost black. Good long lasting creamy off white head and gentle condition. Low toffee sweet aroma to start with, then a developing fruitiness that becomes slightly tart and woody. Some muted roasted barley notes in the mouth, with a faint nuttiness. A slight earthy chalkiness develops with time giving a little bitterness tha is balanced out by a light butterscotch sweetness. Short and chalky finish with some delicate roastiness.
harrisoni (17997) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
75cl bottle, Auchan. Very dark brown with thick beige head. Not a lot of aroma. some dark malt. Bit bland in mouth, some malt on end. Just not a lot of flavour