JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown with a touch of ruby and a thick beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet, chocolatey and malty with some brown sugar and dark fruit.
I have to say, that tastes superb; sweet, roasted, caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits again with some nice hops in the finish, great smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Outstanding. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2005
Bottle, the Cockney pub. Labelled SUDDABY’s Auld Bob. Dark red-brown with a thick pillowy beige beige head. Nice lace. Dark malts in the background and plenty of hops (resinous, grapefuity). Long, highly bitter finish. Medium to full body. More "arrogant bastard" than old ale. Very good! zacgillbanks (5299) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Bottle from Suddaby’s Pub, Malton. Hazy dark brown with ruby red highlights and a large rocky head of white foam. It has a blackcurrant, cherry and currant flavour with rich malty and burnt toffee notes followed by floral rich red fruit and a roasted finish. Very Good. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2006
Dark brown with a few bubbles. Dark chocolate aroma, rather like a porter. A delicious sweet-sour fruit and chocolate malt taste with a full body and warm, dry alcoholic finish. tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 1997. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear dark ruby in colour with a thin white head. Slight whiff of chocolate powder in the sweet malty aroma. Creamy texture to the mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with molasses, dates and syrupy raisins. There is a slight dusty hop presence in the short aftertaste but this fades fast. Finish is malty with warming rich vinous notes of sweet sherry and treacle toffee. An excellent English Srong Ale and highly recommended.
RobBestwick (935) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
rich malty aroma, porter-like appearance, fruity, rich malt flavours, very full body, fairly dry finish, v good strong ale. Ungstrup (37937) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2004
A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet chocolately, but also with notes of vanilla. The flavor is sweet and very roasty, almost burnt, and with a very dry end. Nice. johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2006
What a great ale! Chocolatey coffee nose and initial flavour. Pours dark ruby with little or no head. Taste is stunning - rich but fresh at the same time, with a balance of dark notes and sweet berry fruit all finishing with a lightly bitter caramel malt. One of the nicest english ales I’ve had in a long time. rauchbier (3902) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2002
Bottled. Almost black-red in colour, moderate head and plenty of condition. Fruit and roast barley nose. Complex body with hints of licorice raisins toast and an underlying hop bitterness to prevent it from being too sweet. Becomes dry and winelike in the finish. Fin (10621) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a good sized white head, malty and ever so slightly hoppy in the aroma stakes. sweet roasted malty flavours with some fruit flavours present and good full body to this tasty ale. Very good beer indeed.