jonno (2287) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich fruit cake and crystal malt dominated old ale. Like the brutish older brother of Fullers 1845. Enjoyable, but a little heavy handed for me. Sweet, gooey caramel comes to the fore as it warms.
TimE (3120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogny color. Very malty nose of earth, cherries, wood, chocolate. Full rounded body with ton of earthiness. Superb. Full bodied, rich. Heavy for the alchol. A true winter warmer. Full bodied, earthy, woody finish.
vodka4blood (86) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine example of the style. Drinking one out of the fridge right now, but I kept an open bottle @ room temp for a couple days and it stayed delicious on the shelf above my bed the whole time... Sign me up for a lifetime subscription!
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Tesco, Ayr - lovely strong fruity / barley malt aroma, clear dark brown ale with a foamy tan head, very sweet roasted malt barley flavour, fruity, smooth, excellent
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark amber with a good size fluffy head. Aroma is caramel malts, and predictably caramel also dominates the taste, along with hints of vanilla and fruit. An enjoyably sweet dessert beer, but difficult to sink a whole bottle.
puboflyons (2108) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 500 ml. bottle stamped BBE NOV 12 - L1132-14:09. The pour is a handsome dark amber chestnut brown with a gracious amount of fluffy, light tan head. The aroma is subtle but pleasant with a welcoming dark malts, raisins, and sweetness. The body is medium. The taste has an upfront sweetness with an above average bitterness at the end. Lovely.
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
an old bottle unfortunately, so take this with a grain of salt. water, thin kinda blah. one to try again someday.
keepersj12 (2673) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love this beer. Pours clear dark amber with a small head. The aroma is a ton of plums, prunes, grapes. The flavor is the same with just a touch of ho[s to keep some what of a balance. Excellent for the style.
jandd1983 (2529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma was of roasted malts, cocoa and some dark fruit. The taste was very smooth with lots of roasted chocolate, malt and some dark fruit.
TheCametron (1777) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep red brown with tan/beige head. Nice sweet, raisiny nose. Flavour of malt with caramel and a nod t’ward spice. Tangy aftertaste. A good strong ale.