mr_h (6012) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
500ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - clear red/brown ale, bubbly off-white head, roasted malt and berry fruit aroma, chocolate / toffee with a hint of spice, smooth, carbonation on the high side, medium body Martin243 (1228) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
500ml Bottle served cellar cool in a large tulip. Dark ruby, with a beige head. I wasn’t expecting much for a pund a bottle. Dark chocolate, licquorice, and the merest hint of...bovril? lurking in the background. Punched above its weight in terms of flavour. Would definitely buy again at the price. johndoughty (5566) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark with a small head. Malty with a medium body.Slightly . jamesie1857 (1984) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Cheap and cheerful.
500ml bottle from.... erm... Tesco - Deep reddy brown body, nice and clear, lasting frothy white head. A decent caramel nose, a bit of blackcurrant, slight chocolate. but nothing that screams out. The taste is light, a smooth palate doesn’t really bring out any depth of flavour. It is quaffable in a session beer kind of way, but nothing out of the ordinary, but it probably is the best Tesco actually does. Maybe the best I’ve had outta Marston’s too, but can’t be sure. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Bottled 23/02/13. A dark dark brown coloured beer with an off-white pool of head. A sweet malty beer both in the nose and the mouth. Dartk brown fruits. A bit of smokiness. Better than expected.
tampierre (1426) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2013
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,chocolate,fruit and floral aroma ; Clear dark brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste and light bitter long finish ; Full body ; Pretty good. BlackHaddock (7748) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
50cl Bottle: BBD 31 Jul 2014, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 14 Oct 2013. allmyvinyl (11073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Over chilled it.
Good deep beige head on top of a lovely clear, mahogany body: looked good.
The nose began to give off some malty notes as it warmed and they were also prominent in the taste, not as sweet as I half expected, this had a more semi-sour fruitiness feel to the flavour than malty molasses: traces of bitter, dark chocolate also appeared later in the aroma and taste
Medium bodied with a little too much carbonation for my palate, the hops giving a fine bitter finish to a beer that got better each degree it warmed.
500ml bottle at home. Pours copper brown, no head. Decent caramel and dark sugar aromas. Decent bitterness on the taste. Pretty good. Gary (2088) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Fuck,i expected an old ale or mild ,something fucken coherent to the title of "dark ale" .this is a bitter! IF I want bitter i drink it CASK like god meant. lts an ok beer though but would be better cask and god damn dark.