harrisoni (13280) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Bottle from Asda. Dark reddish brown with lasting tan head roasted malt nose with some chocolate. Nice dry hoppy finish. Really good beer with a certain richness on the aroma that carries on into the palate. 848416 4.0/5.0 Bottle from a colleague for my 40th. Aroma has malt and dark fruits. It’s pasteurised and a little obvious on the alcohol to be honest. Sting comes from the carbontion too.
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 02/2006)
Dark ruby with a big creamy expresso head. Aroma has brandy, fruits, oak and hops. Medium-bodied. Woody flavor with a good malt profile. Hops are quite dazzling. Bitter, alcoholic aftertaste.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This tasty English strong ale has a complex, earthy flavour.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Clear mahogany body topped by a big rocky beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, tobacco/leather, caramel, earthy, light anise. Taste is medium sweet, tobacco/leather, caramel, earthy, some roast, light anise. Watery light-medium body.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber colour, leaning into black. Plenty of hoppiness in the aromas, even some bread appearing... Quite a powerful taste, leaning towards a stoutiness with plenty of hops. The aftertaste leaves a nice caramel impression.
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber ale with little head. Has a weak aroma with burned malt and nuts and something metallic. Roast malt also dominates the flavour with a long dry aftertaste.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: November 01, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a nice fruity character, light earthyness
Flavor: flavor starts off dry, touch of caramel sweetness kicks in and brings some fruityness, earthyness grabs hold to dry it back out again, hint of dry chocolate, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of lightly toasted malt - aka caramel? Reddish copper color with a vigorous beige head that laces a bit. Starts with coffee and dark fruit, followed by toasted/roasted malt flavor. Light fruit flavor and a bit of bitterness for the finish. Not astringently dry, but not overly malty sweet either. Good one from Masham. Ripon? Isn’t that about 10 miles away?
Leighton (10538) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear garnet with a fluffy, off-white foam head. Toasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and leaves. Flavor is quite nice, medium sweet, coffee ice cream, light mocha, leafy bitterness, faint toffee and toasted sugar. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with mild bitterness, more coffee ice cream character, faint ripe bananas, light dirt and fallen leaves. A very serviceable English strong ale. Not bad.
Tmoney99 (10463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with a moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Complex malty and fruit aroma. Medium body with creamy texture. Full well balanced flavor with small sweet finish.