johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nose is very, very subtle. Hints of yeasty malt. Colour is dark but thin with a weak head. Mouthfeel is also thin, with some nice dark notes of chocolate and aniseeed, but mainly a bit astringent and sour with a too sharp finish. Maybe I had a bad bottle, but I can’t agree with the consensus on this one.
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber red in colour with some alcohol present. Considerably stronger than it’s cask counterpart. Fruitiness and lots of malt in the finish.
JK (5563) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark red beer. The tan head floats on top of the beer as a thin layer of foam until the end of the beer. The aromas has carmel and hops. Very nice flavor with dried fruit, sweet malt, and a very good, light sour taste. The finish is lightly bitter hops balanced by the malt. Not especially strong, but still a very good beer.
jhliesen (812) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jolly ole England-Pours a brownish/dark red color with a froathy heads that reduces to small. Leaves a good thick lacing throughout the drink. Aroma of caramel and roast. Very satisfying. gift
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big malt aroma, some treacle, cloudy pomegrante, small firm tan head, lovely lace. Rich malt taste, butterscotch, caramel, hops and pitfruits. Full bodied, complex, very well balanced, bitter and quite warming. Wonderful!
Habanero (3698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
White medium, lasting head. Ruby colour. Aroma with malt and hops. Flavour: Smoky malt and hops with some sweetness - small notes of chocolate. Rather watery palate. Bitter medium long finish.
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best of our competing 6 different English Ales with a score over medium. A nice tastefull beer. The bottle and label is very positive.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Reddish brown colour with a great beige head. Nice malty aroma with notes of hops. Fantastic flavour of caramel, toffee and ends up with a nice finish of fruit. A great ale endeed.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is oak, earthy fruits, with some sweet toffee maltiness. Taste is sweetish, raisin (special b?), toffee, toasted malts. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Tastes slightly oxidized. Good, but not great.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is cloudy mild brown with descent head. Flavor is tremendous, great toffee, buttery caramel, sweetness, raisins, and again a candy from my childhood that I just cant place, but its delightful. Flavor drops off just a bit in the excitment of the aroma, but just a tad. Ovearll a wonderful beer, glad I got 2 more to consume.