dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 Hmm, now lets an old sailor see. Well the aroma got me mouth a waterin, but ahoy me maties, I done lost that fruit and all kind a rosewoodish shit in that doggone well bitternessish of that there flamin broth liquor. Gots a ungood after-y-taste-y-ness too me own cobblers. Buts alls thats fair in piratin and women is alls thats fair in this here stew. Me loves a good Yorkshire-lass truly, and this be her brew.
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of flowers and grass. A summery beer in flavour with fresh cut grass being dominant. It also has a long malty finish.
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent brew. Malty, bready, delicious. This beer is unique and well worth the price.
tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pours dark caramel, with a huge smoooooth and creamy off-white head. Notes of roasted malts and iron (?). Plesant dry bitterness, longlasting. Overall OK!
hub66 (112) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belle couleur brun-rouge avec une petite mousse blanche; arômes de café et chocolat; goût bien équilibré entre douceur et amertume
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with an off-white head. Roasted malts dominate the aroma. Smooth amd seet on the palate with a dry finish. I enjoyed this one, but it’s missing just a little something.
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
First impression is the smell of coffee and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate and other dark flavors. Pronounced roasty malt flavor and sweetness without being overbearing.
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Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of caramellmalt and pepper,A nice and pleasent bitternes,maybe a taste of sweet banana
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a dark red, with a finger of head. Very sweet and fruity nose. Tastes amazing. Very sweet initially, followed by a very sweet dry chocolate finish. Very smooth and finishes exceptionally. Great lacing. The chocolate finish is delayed on my palate almost perfectly. One of the few beers I find myself savoring and being disappointed when the bottle is empty. Highly recommended.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/2 liter bottle. Poured a jewel red brown of polished mahogany with an impressive off-white creamy head and superb lacing. The best looking beer I’ve poured in some time. Aroma is sweet and moderately malty, lightly hopped, light doughy yeast, some honey, and banana bread. Flavor is full of lovely sweet malt with a finely crafted balance of bitter and yeasty notes. Some brown sugar. Finish is medium long and light-to-medium bitter with pronounced caramel flavors. Medium carbonation, medium body, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. This was the perfect picture of an English ale. I had this years ago at the brewery, but forgot about it until I saw it on a trip to California. I really wish I could get my hands on a few more of these. I could easily drink this by the gallon. One of the best!