harrisoni (17164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Adnams Brewery shop. Dark brown/red beer. Excellent aromas of rich dark fruits and some chocolate and coffee with roasted raisins. Full in mouth and slightly sweeter than the cask version (maybe due to the higher alcohol) but still an excellent strong bitter
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found in sainsburies and had no idea that this was going to be as good as it is. Aroma straing away i realise is dubble like, fruits and sweet. Taste very similar, though the hops are quite present at the end. Alround a pleasent suprise to GarethYoung and mine’s tasting session, of sainsburies new range of beers.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper with dense white head.
Roasted aroma with notes of soy sauce, anice and pears. Fruity.
Roasted flavor with notes of spices, licorice, hops and butter. Low, short bitterness.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong Dactyl - Good Malt aroma mild flavor Great balance between the malt and hops. Good bite at the finish. I liked this bitter. I would drink another.
oh6gdx (25224) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown, beige huge creamy head. Sweet caramellish malty aroma with a bit bitterness too. Strong bitter hoppy flavour along with malty hints. Bitterness dominating all the way through Biting carbonation.
Ungstrup (34248) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep red beer with a nice orange-brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of black currant, cowberries, wood, and grapes. The flavor is sweet and very berry-like again black currant and cowberries, but also caramel and wood.
Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Deep copper coloured, very good off-white head. Nice aroma of dark fruits, leather, oak and caramel malts. Flavour is malty sweet with a certain alcoholic burn, but not unpleasant. Some raisin notes too. Decent hops and a peppery finish. Not bad at all.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a decent sized and lasting white head. The aroma is malty with toffee and caramel. The taste is also very malty with berry fruit notes and noticeable alcohol. Not the greatest depth but still a decent beer. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.3
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe I just had a bad bottle, but mine tasted much like an old shoe. Perhaps I should give it another try and re-rate.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark amber colur. fresh aroma of mixed fruit, dark bready maltm mils roast and earthy hops. creamy mouthfeel, a prickle of carbo. well balanced tangy, sweet and bitter flavours with toasted malt flavour and hop finish. tasty