flemmingwillum (1184) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An exciting aroma with cherries, sweet nuts and a little caramel. Pretty creamy and soft palate, which gives a good impression right from the start. Very malty, but not roasted. Beautiful taste with cherries and raisins. However, these tastes are not dominating completely. The alcohol-taste is also obvious, and the beer is great hopped. The nuts can only be notified vaguely in the taste, but this is probably a good thing that keeps the beer from being too sweet and complex. The aftertaste is at first marked by a great bitter hopping, but it dissapears pretty fast to let the cherries dominate for a while. Then an unfortunate acrid taste is appearing. A big shame. Someone, please make the brewery remove this acridness. It would be near to the perfect brew without it.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, alcohol, citrus, and hops. Flavor is caramel, fruit, and slightly bitter in the finish. Ok beer.
dwyerpg (5489) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells and looks fantastic. Flows nicely. A caramel-aroma head. A very good beer. Medium heaviness but a nice flavor. A little hoppy graininess near the end. Excellent.
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color is dark ruby with a small head and short duration. Aroma is caramel and hops. Taste is rich and full with a hoppy finish.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours murky orange\brown with a decent sized tan head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel malts, alcohol, barley, citrus, and hops. Flavor is semi-sweet, caramel, malty, bitter hoppy bite, citrus, and slight fruit. Good body, decent brew.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable. Mahogony body, great light brown head. Toffee and dark malts, with restrained but fully adequate British hopping. Sweetness has notes of plums and chocoolae, but nicely offset by the hops..
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle labeled 6% abv. Beautiful clear mahogany pour with a firm, long lasting, tan head. Nice malty, sweet aroma. The flavor is excellent, complex and interesting. Starts out malty sweet but not overly so, becoming tangy and tingly on the tongue, and then a late bitterness kicks in after the swallow, which lasts a while. An interesting variety of flavors, well matched and balanced. Loads of English character in this one, and a real pleasure to drink. Picked up a 4-pack for $9.99 at The Fresh Market, Jacksonville, FL. Maybe a little pricey there, but not outrageously so.
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has raisins, yeast, brown sugar and carrots. The appearance is red-brown with a large head. The flavor is very sweet with plenty of bitterness and alcohol. There are also the elements from the aroma. The palate is just slightly chewy. Despite some good qualities it has a medicinal aftertaste. This is ok.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is caramel, port, apple, bananna, sweet and wonderful. Flavor is not as sweet as expected - apple, toffee, rich amazing malt. Hops are there but hang perfectly in the back. Some raisin. Toffee/plum finish.
Aggie80 (806) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark color and good head with good lacing. This one went down really smooth, dispite the stronger alcohol content. Though it comes in a four pack it was still a good buy.