Leonardus (19) - - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good old malted barley. This isn’t a complex beer, more a ’this is how we brew it’ strong ale with years of experience and definite know-how. I enjoyed it immensely. It’s like fruit cake in a beer with chocolate and coffee notes. Small head on pouring, but thin head exists up until last mouthful. Smooth and very velvety with an enjoyable after-taste. Very nice.
edsspoon (141) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red with a large frothy off-white head and some thin lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt and hints of banana. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, treacle and hints of banana with a strong bitterness. Excellent.
Beertobealive (139) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a foamy beige head and malt roasted aromas. Dark copper body. Taste of light hops balanced with medium bitterness. Lacks length.
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davidtjm (161) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with no real head, aroma is sweet, malty, toffee and bubblegum. Taste is malt, dark fruit and toffee, some sweetness and a mild finish. Very nice
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle – Dark Ruby Red in colour. Fairly good tan head. Very Malty; roasty/burnt rather grainy malts, toffee/caramel, some chocolate notes. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, berries. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Starts sweet roast malty fruity but becomes increasing bitter burnt malty earthy and quite salty into the finish. Very drinkable.
Mr_Pink_152 (280) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from local supermarket. Caramel colour with an off white head. Aroma of malt, and dryness. Taste is banana and malt. With a dry finish.
AGlassDarkly (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A wonderful bitter, great aroma, enduring but not overpowering, colour is a clear dark red-brown, while the taste is a toasty slightly sharp balance of slightly stronger bitterness and mid-sweet maltiness, modestly bubbly, which lingers front and back after swallowing.
Broadside is always refreshing, goes well with hearty, meaty meals, and is eqally refreshhing on a warm day, or comforting in a snug bar in a cold, wet winter. I love this bitter.
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OLD NOTES DEC 17, 2004
I get a wiff of berry like fruitiness, alcohol and malt on the nose. Clear redish amber body with tan lacing atop. Solid body of flavour. Big hit of
roasted malt and bitter hops. Hints of dark fruit and spice come through also. A touch of alcohol warmth tops off this fine ale. Definately worth a
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the delirium cafe in Nantes. Brown ale no head. Classic English strong ale. A little bit to much on the alcohol. Overall nice. N
ThirstyBird (1196) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating from ’09. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Poured cloudy reddish brown. 1/2 inch head that is mottled and falls to a skim. Nice lacing. Smell is sweet malt, caramel, fruit and a touch of alcohol Taste is fruity malt - complex. Chocolate covered cherries and caramel. Medium in body. Lively and smooth. This is a great strong ale. Smooth and complex.