john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown in colour, with slightly reddish hue. Very malty; roasty malts, chocolate, caramel. Hoppy; earthy grassy hops. Porterish in style. Roasty chocolate malty balanced by hop bitterness throughout. Dry mildly bitter finish. Tasty. Liked this a lot. Nice beer! (2009-02)
mr_h (5145) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home, present from Stuartyboy, roast malt, caramel aroma, very deep chestnut brown with a good bubbly beige head, coffee, chocolate flavour, subtle smoke, creamy, earthy malty aftertaste.
GuideDogSaint (1263) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark brown black with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of malt with some roast. Bitter sweet finish.
YorkshireG73 (55) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nowt like a few pints of ghost on a dark winter’s night in York. Bottle doesn’t quite do it but still good.
SarkyNorthener (4276) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bier huis, Ossett. Very dark brown beer with small head. Aroma is roasted malts and caramel. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, a little smoke and chalky. Medium bodied. Very nice.
danlo (2798) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown-black ruby colour, foamy white head with mash malty caramel type aroma. Malty dry fizzy bitterness followed by roast caramel, biscuit, coffee notes and remaining fairly dry with slight sweetish and lingering bitterness. Quite OK.
rikstar (2506) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5l fles meegebracht uit York. Donker bruin bier met een witte kraag. Geur van geroosterde mout en brood. Mondgevoel is licht plakkend, smaak is bitterzoet, aangenaam bittertje in de afdronk.
BOBBDrinker (67) - - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my first mild ales, this beer pours with a thick creamy head which blasts the aroma of roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate into your face, just inviting you in. the mouthfeel is quite slick and oily but it hold a robust flavour the malt content reduces the bitterness to a minimal bite as an after taste. Smooth and rich it is a great mild for any dark beer newcomer.
joe19612 (2759) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, mild malty aroma, the taste is light sweetness, with roasted malt with a dry finish.
larsga (7407) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Clear barely translucent dark brown body. Roasty earthy aroma with dusty burnt notes. Sweetish roasty nutty earthy taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish minty fruity roasty aftertaste with spicy earthy oily rye crisp bread notes. Nice, vivid, and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)