MarshallStaxx (8) - - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33cl bottle, No.E53242. Pours reddish mahogany / bronze, a little hazy, with a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is malty balsamic vinegar and caramel fruits. Taste is very strange, like a nutty and sour mash-up between a strong Best Bitter and a Rodenbach Grand Cru. Thin and flat mouthfeel. Rather unpleasant, tipped it down the plughole - possibly a bad batch?
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco Extra, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Friday 3rd January consumed Saturday 4th January 2014. Pours mid to dark brown a little hazy, the head swiftly departed. Nutty with some vanilla on the nose. Soft in the mouth, a little nuttiness with a big dose of caramel. Not the beer I recall i.e. the previous 7%+ version. Its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov13 3.2
JimmyBoy74 (242) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Köpt på systembolaget i Örebro på 50clflaska. Mellanblond färg. Svag malltig doft och smak av, bröd och säd.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
14th December 2013
Clear deep amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Bit of an odd nose - milky and sour! Palate is light and airy and a little dry. Slightly sour dry fruits with mild dry nuts. Light bitterness before a dry finish. Not convinced this is right, but it’s a pasteurised bottle. Odd!
Lambister (208) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Alko. Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel and some yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and lightly bitter with medium duration with malt extract and caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Decent.
beeebon (198) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was hoping for something with some nice big flavours here but instead I got a watery, malty, slightly sweet, nutty and very mildly bitter beer. Certainly drinkable and I like the mildly warming alcohol. It’s very thin in the mouth. Not great but not bad either.
TBone (12816) - 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 (4587) - 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 (1580) - 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 (9116) - 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.