ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Spiced aroma, some corriander and carmelized sugar notes; heavy bicuitiness with a tart finish. Quite good, actually.
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost quady dried fruit nose, lovely malt base, caramel, some toast, some herbal hops, light spiciness. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness. Quite nice
Malrider69 (137) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown to ruby-red colour with a pale tan coloured head. The aroma is of malt and ethanol. The taste is toffee, malt and a hint of roasted malt that is initially moderately bitter on the palate with some residual sweetness. Overall not a bad beer.
Perpignan73 (30) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2016 500ml bottle, chilled and poured at home. Very strong alcohol taste which over powers the palate and masks complexity. It went down the kitchen sink. Very disappointing given the reviews.
Michael27 (805) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Rotbraun im Glas mit mächtiger Schaumkrone. Sehr dominanter Malzkörper (leider!).
Night_Cap (116) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a burnt ruby brown. Head is good sized, lightly tanned and lasts very well in the glass. Aroma is of (earthy) English hops, caramel, brown rolls, blackberries, oranges, light notes of milk chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavour is a medium earthy hop bitterness with lightly toasted malts, dry biscuit, caramel, nuts, blackberries, brown bread crusts and a dry earthy finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long dry finish.
akoeninger (675) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good. Cask at airport. Dark brown with Ruby highlights. Sweet stone fruit prune, raisins, malt flavor and aroma.
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby, good creamy foam. Aroma: malt, esters with fruit and brandy, caramel, a little butter and hazelnut. Taste: strong maltiness, wine, dried fruits, caramel, butterscotch, pleasant earthy hop bitterness. Good ale.
MayumiH (933) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Dark reddish brown. Notes of dark fruit, plum, figs, sweet malts. Low carbonation. Dry bitter sweet finish.
ndburns (166) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours ruby brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is light, berries, malt, spice. Taste is nicely bitter with a hint of balancing sweetness. Very smooth, great mouthfeel.
canddw (100) - - APR 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby beer with soft carbonation and foamy head. Hoppy nose with marmite hints. Light dry biscuity flavour with metallic, strawberry and earthy hints and gentle bitter finish. Generic but passable.
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