zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex amber leading to an earthinesswith biscuit and dry spice. Fullish body. Bit of a classic.
TedE (453) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle into pint glass. Strong spicy malt nose, alcohol is noticeable. Ruby red beer with large tan head. Taste is burnt toffee followed by a little bitterness. Alcohol notes are present throughout. Ideal after-dinner beer.
triskaideka (227) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Aldi - pours dark amber with off white head, aroma of fruit cake, dried fruits. Taste - malt, fruit cake. Pretty good
rjplumer (648) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Raspberry and malt aroma. Body is a deep ruby with a thin off white head. Biscuit and sweet raspberry taste balance with a moderate dose of bitterness. Has a bold presence but has a enough sweet malt as to not scare anyone off.
GlassBrass440 (276) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aromas of Fake fruit flavoring. raspberry. Fairly sweet. Quite disappointing overall. Looks good though.
Temptation (255) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nuts and toasty, even wooden, notes flavor, watery but with a notable body, easy to drink but highly enjoyable. A very remarkable sample of a modern English strong ales, and probably the best Adnams’ brewjob.
Borresteijn (5320) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl Bottle from Co-operative. Clear ruby-brown colour, beige head. Aroma of fig bread, dates, earth, quite sweet, nuts, dark fruits, malty. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, figs, fig bread, dark fruits, light earthy bitter finish, some marmalade. Medium bodied. OK.
Reid (2067) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle purchased from Lifesource Natural Grocer Salem OR
Dark amber coloured ale with a small,bubbly tan head.
Great typical English malt and hop aromas. Hay,nuts,leafy and earthy very nice.
Balanced taste..interesting and with a strong light chocolate finish.
Great smooth mouthfeel.
Good traditional ale...excellent stuff.
mabuzzer (281) - SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours a deep ruby colour with a white lingering head. Toffee aroma with hints of vanilla. Taste is burnt caramel, vanilla and hints of liquorice, and a nicely bitter aftertaste
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There’s an acrid metallic quality running through this which spoils what otherwise would have be been ok. It’s in the sweet/ bitterness, but way over egged. Decent flavours around it - soft dark fruits and reasonable balance otherwise.