McTapps (3920) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle bought at Morrisons in Newport / IOW. Pours out in a deep brown colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of light barley and raisins. Taste of malt, barley, cake, raisins and sweet torf. Sweet finish of rum raisins and prunes. Not bad but just too malty and sweet for me.
MichaelAwesome (3919) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Had some high hopes but got really disappointed. Well, aromas of caramel, nuts, malt and a bit of hops but that big carbo kills everything fine in that beer. Not really satisfying.
R4N5H (56) - SINGAPORE - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, purchased from the Bateman?s brewery, Lincolnshire. Poured into a tulip glass. Dark amber colour with a small head which dissipates. Toffee notes. Some carbonation, lovely malt taste. Good dark ale.
tigulli (6) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Karamell, karamell, karamell, karamell, karamell, karamell, karamell, karamell, karamell
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a clear amber color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have caramel, plum fruit character, mild bitterness, toasted bread. Very average.
sharkydodson (193) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with notes of wine... the taste is rough with tones of caramel malt with shades of plum, grapes and apple... light hopping and dry sweet aftertaste...
mkel07 (3334) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Brewhouse Brisbane. This one surprised me with its strong plummy flavours. Tastes almost like it has been aged in rum barrels.
Holmen2 (788) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber. Small head with uneven bubbles. Soma aroma of dark caramel. Taste is balanced by moderate use of hops. Dried berries in taste. Refined taste and good drinkability, although it is probably better from cask.
leehal (1) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly strong tasting beer. Amber in colour. Malty with a slight caramel taste. Not really a session beer, more of a sipper.
edsspoon (370) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a slightly off white head which fades to a ring. Aroma of malts, hops and a touch of fruit. Taste is hoppy, spicy, molasses and treacle with some bitterness.