KAF (2773) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Brown pour with a thin tan head. Carrot cake on the nose. Watery texture. Boozy sugar with molasses and brown sugar. Fin (11047) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle picked up at Westholme, Londis, Goring-on-Thames consumed 18-06-08 Pours very dark brown hazy with a off white foam head. Aroma has a bitter edge, roasted malts and a bit of green and blacks bitter chocolate. Taste is quite marvellous some chocolate, fruit and good bitterness, very nice. PeterSumborg (5) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008 does not count
First i think of english brown-ale, but i guess this has to much rosted malt to be that, so it must be a stout, or something like that. Notes of coca, and dark rosted malt, but not so much sweet. the alc. give this good volume. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
pitch black with huge tan head. flavor has some roasted appearance with a lot of hop bitterness that is overwelming. awkward beer fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Rating #200! And strikingly similar to rating #199! Bottle, best by 03/08/2009. Is that March or August? Regardless, aroma of raisins, other dark fruits, sweet/dark malt. Flavor has some sweet chocolate come into play. At first a bit overwhelming in the bitter raisin department, but that smoothed out after a few sips. Very drinkable. Interesting stout. Solid.
LilBeerDoctor (4229) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a nice tan head. Aroma strongly of raisin as well as brown sugar. Flavor again of raisin, sweetness, slight hint of coffee. Even though I don’t like raisin flavor in general, it was enjoyable in this beer. Not too sweet and the alcohol was well hidden. This tasted like a Belgian strong ale, not a stout. Good beer. UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Not so much the stout that I am used to. It was very pleasant to drink. Not as heavy. In fact, I have had plenty of heavier porters. It was very good though. Just not expected. JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 28, 2008
Medium mahogany brown body, very light tan-brown, buttery head. Aroma is fine ingredients, sugar, sweet grapes maybe, some tart, acidic notes. Taste is also sweet, well-proportioned with grapes, alcohol, dark honey/molasses and bitter hops, drying coffee-like. Smooth, almost oily on palate. A little too sweet, reminds me of a lot of the Russian/Eastern European porters lately, just with better hops. Not a stout at all. Average. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Pours a dark brown off-white head. Chocolate, coffee, sweet malt, and dark fruit. Flavors are a little bit lactic and finishes with some bitter hops. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Poured a very dark brown color with a off white head. Aroma is of chocolate bitterness and coffee. Flavor is mainly weak chocolate, a bit fruity and a nice bitter finish.