TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml Alko. Deep nut brown color, small beige head. Nutty, malty aroma with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied. Nutty, some caramel, alcohol (rhum?) and lingering spicey bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite classical UK strong ale with robust malt profile.
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, number C91670 from Waitrose. A glorious deep copper colour with a ring of translucent head; the aroma has raisins and molasses; the body is rather thin, with the sweetness well balanced by the malts, and a vinous Beaujolais-style taste; then some richly roasted malts add some chocolate and hazlenuts to the finish. An elegant and refined version of a Strong Ale.
liinis (1473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very english. dark golden clear colour. a bit off white.head. sweetish. malty and some good hop
Theydon_Bois (6536) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, a birthday gift thaks to Robyn and James, 14/10/13.
Lightly hazed dark amber with a good sized light biege head.
Nose is dark fruits, caramel, cake mix, bread dough, light spice, honey, brown sugars.
Taste comprises dark fruits, dates, fruit cake, light honey, bready malts, molasses, brown sugars, raisens.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation - a little prickly, bitter finale with light sugars.
Decent enough English strong.
KoNrRiI (363) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 bottle. Thin, big, white head; amber liquid. Strong hop aroma, sweet touch of malts and caramel, a lot of fruits, and some ethanol with marmalade. The taste is rather bitter, has a mostly hop character with some delicate malty additions and the marmalade again. Medium body, slick texture and lively carbonation. Finish is a bit short and not as bitter; also here there is marmalade. All in all the beer is certainly interesting but not particularly remarkable about it.
jpkeskinen (138) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a bottle at a party. Easy drinking, smooth and slightly sweet taste. Good for getting drunk.
jookos (1462) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mahogany clear. Slight metallic, earthy hoppy nose. Med body. Some caramel, herbal green hops. A very english strong hoppy ale.
Migmar (215) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red colour, almost no head. Caramel, toffee. Very sweet. The label mentions hops, but can’t really find any, just sweetness, that’s all.
Giochaurand (21) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,33l bottle at (finnish) room temperature. Nice ambar color. Aroma is sweet and somewhat alcoholic. Not bad.
Kavu (1903) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l bottle from Alko. Pours clear brown with a low head. Aroma is malts, nuts and alcohol. Flavor is malts, nuts, dark fruits and alcohol. Decent.