sic1314 (3283) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pors amber with a nice frothy white head which quickly dissipates. Sweet aroma of banana esters.Flavour of sickly banana bubblegum, but not undrinkable by any means. Weak watery bodyfeel. Slight lingering bitter sweet aftertaste. Doesn’t taste it’s strength.
LarsEngen (363) - Sandvika, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle from systembolaget Torp, Uddevalla. Pours hazy amber with a small creamy head. Funky bubblegum aroma, quite sweet and watery mouthfeel with a short aftertaste.
worldbeertaste (1635) - AUSTRIA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep amber reddish brown with a thick creamy lasting lacy beige head. Herbal vanilla smell with malt, light roast and a hint of alcohol. Medium to full oily body. Very smooth. Flat. Sweet taste of fruit (berries and raisins) biscuit malt toffee with a bitter peppery warming belly herbal dry finish. It has some elements of a spirit, like rum in its alcohol. It doesn’t have the roast that it predecessor did nor the citrus.It lost the Christmas cake appeal and now moved to a more fruit cake. It feels similar but yet clearly different. Now its a beer likely to be drank more often rather than a special treat that it used to be. Its a shame that both are not available. Nonetheless, this is a great beer too but not as excellent as it used to be.
ClubGonzo (4021) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget in Torp, Uddevalla. Hazy deep amber body, medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is bubble gym, honey, caramel, rose water, hints of perfume and heather. OK, but a bit sweet all in all. Taste is perfumy heather-honey-like tones, sweet rose water notes and hints of alcohol and floral hops. Soft carbonation, medium body. An OK English Strong Ale on the sweet side of the spectrum.
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice nutty brown and light hazy colour. A small off white head. Sweet malty nose. Lots of caramel flavour together with alcohol.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Uddevalla Sweden]
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A chestnut brown coloured beer with a slight off-white head. A cakey sweet and alcoholic beer. Great fruits; super malt/hop balance, and a nice kick of alcohol. It’s not diminshed for being of a lower ABV. Nicely warming.
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours a dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is toffee and Lemsip. Taste has toffee and lemon. Some raisin. A bit boring. Agree with Silk, the old version was a lot better.
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Tesco. 6.7% abv. Bottle conditioned. New, smaller size bottle; new, lower abv; new recipe; and new owners since I last had this. It’s a pleasnt rummy tasting beer. Plenty of sweet malt impregnated by English bittering hops. It’s a standard English Strong Ale, and is a decent job, but I had come round to a appreciation of the previous Triple as a rather special beer. Shame they had to change it. Yes, it’s good, but previously it was awesome.
jamesie1857 (1390) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy banana and vanilla aroma, syrupy palate with bitter and long lasting aftertaste. Nice clear deep golden appearance with thin lasting beige head.
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark red-brown, no head. Sweet, candyflossy nose, bit banana. Dry then sweet, red-fruity kind of flavour, bit of a solventy edge (which I like, but I can imagine it dividing opinion). Very nice, amazing value.