fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma has lots of toffee, some apple skins, caramel, toast, hay and crusty white bread. Flavor is sweet toffee, toast, planty hops, sweet grassy hay, burnt sugar, sweet roasted nuts, black tea and some citrus and earthy notes to the finish. Light to medium body, chewy entry, dry finish and light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad, but lacking in depth and intensity compared to the 4.1% bitter I just drank from the same brewer.
Night_Cap (81) - 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 (662) - 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 (1988) - 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 (875) - 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 (139) - 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 (96) - - 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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rotaman14 (559) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty bland malt aroma. Taste is toasted malts, some hops. Full, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty ok.
LazyPyro (518) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown/ruby with a small off-white head. Fruity malt caramel aroma, also some spice? Taste of caramel malt and dark fruits, some spice and alcohol, bitter hop finish. Very smooth mouthfeel.
Itstasty (39) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby red/brown. Nice lively head which lasts several minutes. Nose a little bland and disappointing. Burnt and roasted flavours initially in the mouth with a medium length bitter finish. Wholesome mouthfeel without being claggy. Ok beer. I can’t find fruitcake anywhere though....
LomYst (780) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Licht caramelletje... licht geroosterde moutigheid... weinig carbs.. licht bitter... goeie drinkbaarheid maar niet byzonder