luttonm (3265) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to BalkanMac for the bottle brought back from Scotland. A nice rich ale pour in to a tulip. Strong cherry and deep grape aromas, with some rich malts. The body is pleasantly rough before finishing with very fruity and nice notes. On bottle it makes a lot of sense and is tasty but I think I’d have a different perspective on the beer if it were in the wild and in its own home bar. Tasty and rich, a fantastic ale, with fruit funky sour notes all around. Tasty.
Lilja (2124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell. Fruktig och syrlig med en lätt beska.
Stuartyboy (924) - SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home sweet carmel treacle flavour roasted malt with warming alcohol light bitterness on the finish
batneil (469) - - DEC 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bottle of this frequently appears at Christmas. I find it a bit too treacly. It?s a very dark brown, strong tasting ale, with a bit of fizz.
robinvboyer (3529) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby pour, big frothy white head. Lovely sherry, sweet caramel, bready malty nose. Nice carbonation, solid mouthfeel. Semi bitter, dry finish. Subtle grassy hops, get lost in the really nice malts. A nice winter ale.
Wolfbass (978) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Come molte inglesi l’aspetto è ottimo con un bel colore ambrato e schiuma fine. Al naso malto in evidenza, come in bocca è ancora il malto protagonista.
rondphoto (2879) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark amber with a light head and spots of lace. The taste begins with pure caramel malt joined through the palate with mild floral bittering and a lingering semi-sweet finish. Not a big deal, but, quite enjoyable. Recommended.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a copper, aroma is quite earthy and flavour is too, the finish is a bitter, kind of stringent overall, it was drinkable
McWorta (989) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rubin red light brown in colour. Pretty much no head, or fast fading. On the nose you have aromas of sweet, lightly roasted malts and chocolate traces. Full mouthed, full bodied beer with a rather oily slick light velvety texture. Nicely balanced. The finish is sweet and lightly dry.
agibney (6) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wasn’t expecting th strong dark taste. roasty, resin, basement aromas, woody. Very woody actually.brown, cloudy, very bitter, full body, slick feel, fizzy, long finish. Not sure I would have another.