tenninjas (10) - - APR 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong English bitter taste and after taste. Lingers long. Aroma has the aforementioned fruitiness but no hint thereof in the taste. Very lackluster.
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douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think the description is about right: a fine, heartwarming English beer. Hmm 1672, success for England, not so much for the Dutch Het Rampjaar. I wonder if the Dutch have a version of this beer that is 30% whole grain alcohol! Haha. Anyway, bottle from Johns. Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a medium tan head. The aroma is light toffee, fruity hops and caramel. Very much an English beer: toffee, yeast, dry and dusty malts at times, some cola, fruity hops. Very nice brew, a flavor I always enjoy. Some metal as well.
Niko100 (2002) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, & some spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and fruit; Pretty decent.
campbega (70) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark red, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and hints of fruit. Strong bitterness. Great example of an English bitter.
Leonardus (39) - - 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 (406) - 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 (238) - 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 (364) - 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 (706) - 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.