JK (5730) - 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 (831) - 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 (4022) - 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.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy, copper color. Decent tan head. Malty nose. Woody and very complex flavor. Buttery yeast notes are there, like in a Yorkie beer. Starts a bit sweet, but finishes dryer. The bitterness asserts itself at the end. It feels like a bigger beer than it is, which is great, since many porters and stouts are somewhat thin... this one’s thick and yummy. Nice brew.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Creamy nose with dark fruits (raspberry and blackberry) and hints of spruce / pine. Amazing red-brown looks. Kinda like a kriek but darker. Only thing that gives it away looks wise is the chunky off white head which lasts well and leaves a reasonable amount of lacing. There is also slight sweetness in the nose now it has warmed a little. Flavour is semi- sweet with hints of raspberry and cream and slight iron filings. Plenty of hops and a little sweet malt. Finish is lengthy with lots of hoppy bitterness. A little too much at first but it mellows out into something more palatable.