reebtogi (5735) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and grass with some dark fruits. Taste is a caramel and fruity sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness with a hint of citrus. Light to medium body with modest carbonation. A typical English strong ale that is a good session ale as it goes down pretty easy.
Echon (386) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany. Malt, caramel, dried fruit, and to a lesser degree, spice and chocolate. Sweetish taste and a dry finish with solid bitterness. Full body. Overall, a very good strong ale. Tasty and well-balanced.
1MrCabbage (18) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/10/16 bottle at home. Serious ruby beer. Alcohol almost takes over, but it just gets away with it. Malt and hops just shining through. Probably needs some man food to go with this.
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Vells (1608) - 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 (141) - 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 (36) - 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 (894) - 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 (119) - 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 (683) - 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 (2508) - 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 (980) - 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.