MRMedellin (301) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - JUN 19, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle purchased 2009. Figure this has been breathing my cellar’s summer warmth and winter chill enough. Deep brown color, but somehow clean, fizzes like a soda pop. Smell of kilned malts, a but of plum, and somehow alcoholic. Nothing off, which is always the risk. First thing that hits the tongue, though, is a very thin mouthfeel. Not that it’s a weak beer, but it just seems there’s not enough flavor to go around. Still has some fizz to it, so not like it’s a cask pour. Mine had plenty of dregs or yeast at the bottom, which I swirled in, and it picked up the flavor a bit. But this one just left me feeling that for its reputation, it should be better. Maybe a newer bottle will be considered at a future date.
Dark beer, low carbonation, small stable beige head, aromas mainly caramel ones, however there are some barnyard ones, once is tried it is medium bodied, with a thick texture and good roast cereal flavours, the overall balance is good, but the aftertaste is rather simple, without any specific characteristics to remember. kalkone (29) - BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2017
Elle possède des arômes de molasse, malt et caramel. La bière est plus moins sucré. colui72 (1053) - HONG KONG - JUN 10, 2017
Pours translucent brown, with a medium beige head. Not much lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and molasses. Tastes of roasted sweet malts, molasses, caramel. Quite sweet beer, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Good classic. robinshute123 (40) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Really good full body winter ale. Slightly treekle flavours come through. A must for dark beer drinkers :) Rubin77 (2232) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2017
F: big, tan to tanned, good retention.
C: dark brown, clear.
A: malty, fruity, caramel, cherries, chocolate.
T: malty, dry dark fruitiness, cherries, plums, coffee, toffee, aroma is not awesome but taste is delicious, enjoyed, medium body, medium carbonation, 0,5l bottle from Sainsbury’s supermarket, Camden, London.
gripweed57 (2584) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Brown color, nearly opaque. Tan head. Strong molasses-like aroma with sweet malty overtones. Sweet malt flavor is subdued yet interesting. Slightly sweet malty finish is brief but tasty. Good malty brew with substantial body. Luneylane (201) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAY 29, 2017
A bottle from Padstow Tesco. Aroma: bread, leaves, slightly sour. Appearance: clear, the darkest dark brown, minimal tan head. Palate: medium-bodied and creamy, soft carbonation, complex, predominantly sweet finish. Taste: medium sweet, tasty malt flavours. Good beer, though I would like it more if it were less sweet, with a higher ABV. coil (67) - - MAY 25, 2017
500ml bottle. Sweet and hoppy start with bitter finish. Raisins, dried fruits, berries, malt. mviljamaa (183) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Pours with little to no head. Color is Coca-Cola. It really looks like coke. Gentle aroma has the Coca-Cola aroma, a very faint roasted malt and burnt notes, aroma of an old cellar. Even palate is Coca-Cola like with lesser carbonation. Taste has burnt notes and some dark malty taste, faint Coca-Cola taste, cold cellar like notes, bitterness from hops leaves the mouth a bit dry. Very refreshing, excellent that it combines the sensation of drinking Coca-Cola and beer. Not too rich, but not watery either. An excellent and interesting beer. thepatrickman (1363) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
This was my first legal pint I had when I turned 18, but I only came back to it this year. It’s held up really well, even after years of hurting my taste buds with IPAs and imperial stouts. There’s a great malt flavor, with a darker color and a richer, sweeter flavor than a standard bitter. The hop profile is earthy, giving it some spicy notes that work with the malt sweetness. Good stuff.