jamesie1857 (2150) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Nov 09, drank in Feb 09. Poured into a Gordon’s Thistle shapped glass (twice).
Deep, dark brown in colour with a good tan head, medium retension.
Dry, dark chocolate aroma (Bourneville), malted biscuits also came to my nose too.
Bitter dark chocolate, cloves? Burnt malts and licorice. Mostly though, it is a flavour of bitter dark chocolate.
The aftertaste was fairly dry, the body is fine and the 4.8% feels just about right.
This beer became more interesting as it warmed up, enjoyed it.
zacgillbanks (5174) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle from B&Ms in Blaydon. Dark brown beer with red highlights. It has Chocolate flavours with a strong cinnamon and spiced fruity flavour with a warming spicy finish. madmitch76 (24791) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
7th April 2012Scopey (14708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Clear dark amber - brown beer, little pale tan head. Light dry palate. Sweet malt, a little dark toffee. Fair bit of spice on the back. Dry finish. Somewhat over sweet and too much spice.
Bottle at Chriso’s Easter tasting 2012. It pours deep amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is spice, medicinal, gravy, coffee and HP sauce. The taste is spice, roasted malt, meaty, wood, leather, HP sauce and coffee. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit odd.
Martin243 (1155) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
500 ml bottle served cool. Looked nice, dark brown almost black body with an off white head, and the creamy palate was nice. However, I found the mace/nutmeg spiciness too intrusive, and I usually enjoy dark fruity Christmas cakey beers. Not for me. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at Chriso Easter Tasting 2012. spicy aroma touch of soap some malts. Its ok spicy darkish beer. Not sure i could finish a pint. Too spicy and soapy cgarvieuk (24462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Bottle at chrisOs ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... big spiced nose ... darkmalt fruits ... big spiced ... soft easy but no complexity dynamiteninja (1863) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle. Spice, nutmeg, roasted malt, chocolate, fruity. Bittersweet with roasted bitterness. Sweet finish. TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled 500ml (BB 11/2012)
Dark nut brown color, small beige color. Nutty caramellly aroma.Light to medium bodied. Toffeish, nutty malty flavor with some ginger and cinnamon.Christmasy, balanced.