redders1974 (214) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK strong ale maybe to subtle for its own good nice flavours coming through just not pronounced enough for the style OK but would like to see more from the flavours.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark dark rugby colored, white head laced very well. Semi sweet roasted malt with a nice hop balance. A really nice example of an English style ale.
triskaideka (210) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is malty, taste is malty,caramel. decent ESB
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle -- Pours a light brown with no visibile carbonation and a huge frothy beige head with some retention and heaps of lacing. Quite a subtle aroma of roasted malt with a little bit of, perhaps, banana and fruit. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Flavour is a treat, with lots of roasted malt, stewed fruit and some bitterness near the end. A nicely balanced drop.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark brown coloured, with a creamy head. Earthy, hoppy aroma. A hint of fruitiness. Coffee flavours, with some fruit. Perhaps pears? Nice bitter finish.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice short-lived rocky head. Rich reddish-brown color. Fragrant flowery hops and nice malty aroma. Well flavored with chocolate, raisin and sherry notes. Distinctly bitter finish. Another fine British ale - brewed by one of the original Theakston family (Old Peculier).
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown ale with a pleasing tan head, which lasts long, leaving acollar of foam on the rim. Malty, spicy aroma, with hints of the strength to follow. Flavor is strong malt, with some woody character. Fades to a bitter, hoppy finish, but with plenty of malt throughout.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pt 9oz bottle bought at Bayville Package Store, Selbyville, DE...pours reddish-brown in color with a sudsy light beige head...sweet smell of malt, dark fruits...taste was sharp, bittersweet, yet semi-dry with a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste...medium mouthfeel...this is a really good ale, too bad I only bought one...reminds me of a lighter Old Foghorn that I also have in my fridge.
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pt Bottle: Poured a dark brown with a thick.. thick head. Scent is malty. Big aftertaste that just makes you want to have another drink.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
stonefruit, floral hops, caramelised malt, and dark chocolate aromas.
deep ruby red with nice creamy head, very low carbonation.
dark chocolate with dark stonefruit and bitter, flowery, very british hop flavours.
full body, drying dark chocolate bitterness, fizzy on the tip of your tongue.
very dry-stoutish, slow drinking, very nice warming beer with nice head lightening alcohol.