Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Red chetnut colour with a small head,aroma of blackcurrant and hops,taste is of dark fruit and some sweetness.
swooper (1240) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, nice malty herbal aroma, with slight hoppy hindsamber, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, nice semi-warm beer with nice malty body
BrewBoxer (1226) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bland amber color. Hints of licorice and spice. Nothing overlky rememborable. Easy drinking, not strong at all
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of chicory, licorice and ruby port. Pungent and interesting. Smells enticing. A touch of rose blush to a largely golden pint . There’s a hint of green on the white head that departs in short order. I’m a little shell shocked by the first taste. It is full bodied and not shy of flavour. It is vaguely medicinal in flavour. The damson comes through strongly with licorice playing a secondary role. Thinking about the formulation of the recipe, it could have been so easy to get very, very wrong. Still, I agree with the Grandmaster who suggests that this is a beer best shared. A lot to deal with in one sitting. Would be an ideal dessert match though. I’m thinking of Bakewell Tart.
vipinvelp (1160) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ornge yellow with small white foam head. Quite sparkling. Aroma is sweet, candy. Taste is sweet candy, with liquorice. Aftertaste is long lasting, turning bitter over time. (Velp 201305)
RichardW (1155) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Tesco. Like somebody chucked a huge bowl of ripe fruit into the brew, with the emphasis on plums! Rich, deep tawny robust ale, slightly vineous with bags of flavour. Has a long, sweetish finish. A very well made beer.
dynamiteninja (1113) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown body with a medium off white head with decent retention. Has a very malty aroma, lots of fruits especially cherries. A little hop character, caramel. Sweet, with bitter notes in the background. Dry finish, decent carbonation. Tastes very similar to certain Belgian krieks. You do not notice its strength as your drink it!
Holmen1 (1073) - NORWAY - FEB 26, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fra flaske på Cardinal M2 feb-13: aroma av plommesyltetøy (eller is med rom og rosin iflg. Egil). emmen aroma av overmodne bær. Ikke noe for meg, men interessant å ha prøvd. Kanskje noe for de som vil ha en øl men ikke liker humlebitterhet?
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong, vinous, raisiny nose. Pours deep amber with a firm, tan head. Flavour is excellent - delicate, lemonadey floral notes with a lingering bitter finish. To my mind the best of Badger’s stable.
rand (1000) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown-red beer with short foam. Fruity aroma, sweet berries, touch of hops. The taste is rich, chocolate, cherry, malt, licorice and notes of plum and red berries. Hopping delicate and balanced. Fruity beer, a little jammy, perfect with a cheddar cheese or gloucester.