Originally Posted by tasq
How did this compare to the real thing?
This has been aging for several months now and is getting really good. The nose is a wonderful piney, spicey, malty mix. Head is white on black. The beers color is black with red tones in it.
Drinking it there is a great blend of flavours. Spice, malt, yeast and old fruit flavours from the mix of grains. The oats, dark roasts, Special B and huge amount of base malt all blend beautifully. The mouth feel is silky and medium bodied. Not a heavy beer in any sense.
As to how it compares to the real thing, sad to say I've never tasted one. It was the description that caught my attention and I'm glad it did. Another 6 months and this should be close to its peak.