Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, light red-brown with a frothy, off-white head. Dusty, toasty malts with notes of pine, leaves, dirt and ripe citrus. Light to medium sweet with a smooth, toasty malt character, light cocoa notes, some dry earth, subtle burnt grass. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some toasty cocoa, a bit of dry and earthy bitterness, light orange rind. Very, very pleasant. Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Pours deep coppery brown with no head. The bottle warns that this is naturally cloudy and they’re not fibbing. Very strong aroma of malt. Quite sweet, flavours of black treacle dominate. Very little bitterness, just enough thoigh to give some balance. Nice pint for the winter. MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red highlights and a very thin head. Both aroma and flavour are chocolate and caramel. A nice malty brew. stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle from Alesela
TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 26, 2011
Dark caramel brown..thin white head..bit of lacing..Aroma of dark malts and a tiny hint of chocolate....Taste of dark caramel malts....some grassy hops...Palate - moderate carb...thin to medium body....some sweet malts...Finish is some malt...rapid...residual light mineraly bitterness.
Overall - Bit disappointed with this, rather plain - its OK but nothing more than that.
Bottle. Dark brown with thin beige head. Light chocolate flavour. Fizzy. Not bad.
visionthing (5532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with a minimal head. Sweet and malty with a nice bitter finish. BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle at brass monkey. Brown, no head. Soft caramel aroma. Caramel malt taste, some dark fruit. Low carbonation, not a fan downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Abbotsford, Edinburgh 7/06/2011. Ruddy brown in colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of sweetish raisin fruit with a touch of nuttiness. Flavour of toffee, oranges and earthy malts with a moderately bitter finish. Good. DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle from The Wine Cellars. Ruby with coppery edges and a slim beige foam receding to the edges of the glass. Milky brewed coffee aroma with attractive roasted nut and orange notes. Gently roasted and coffee-accented with an undercurrent of blueberry-like fruiiness. Some dead leaves and liquorice in the finish. Slightly over carbonated, becoming flat. But a decent beer. AshtonMcCobb (6898) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 Re-rate. Great chocolate on the nose and taste this time - it cleans away just nicely with the piney hops. There is also more creaminess on the palate this time!
Rating from 03/07/11 5/3/5/3/11 = 2.7
Brown in appearance with a red hint. Green vegetable, earthy and nut notes on the front of a malt/caramel background. Nutty and earthy on the palate and quite drying on the end. Initially delicate weight, but creamy texture and persistent length.