Beth101 (523) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany with an off white head with lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt with a slight hint of vinegar. Nice malt taste with a hint of coffee. Smooth.
JohnRMurdoch (2874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco. Aroma sweet malts with a bit of grass. Rich dark brown colour. Big strong flavour of malts with a hint of caramel. Slightly smooth and well balanced. I used to hate this one but my palate must have changed and I now find it OK.
MrGGen (302) - ITALY - OCT 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Versa un colore rosso-ambrato, leggermente opaco. Schiuma molto cremosa e abbondante,di ottima aderenza e persistenza e con una buona effervescenza. Aroma decisamente alcoolico, poco pungente ma molto aromatico con note di legno e malto affumicato. Gusto mediamente pungente e corpo non eccessivamente acquoso. Piacevoli note speziate e cantina con finale amaro e alcoolico. Molto ben bilanciato anche se leggermente secco alla fine.
Gethinbeer (2058) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep ruby red colour with a white head and lace. Rich malt flavour. Quite fruity, whisky notes. Fruity rich ale. Full bodied, full of flavour. Slightly tinny with a metallic finish.
Parket (562) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, amber coloured beer medium white head. Shared on a bridge in bruges! Smell: roasted malts, hoppy. Taste: very nice hops, roasted malts, dry, oaky.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. poured a dark copper color with a big white head. aroma of caramel and roasted malts with some spice. taste is big roasted malts with a kick and the beer is nice and smooth as it rolls over your tounge.
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with friends. Amber coloured beer, medium beige head. Hoppy aroma, fruity and light sweet. Taste is malty, light sweet with a nice, hoppy, bitter aftertaste. Another nice one from Broughton.
Nickls (1748) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a finger of eggshell foam that dissipates down to about a centimeter but sticks around after that. Rich coppery brown color that is fairly opaque; has rising carbonation bubbles up the side of the glass.
Ripe red grape aromas (nowhere near tart) and not all that sweet, which is interesting for the style. Some mineral and a bit of a hop kiss; very bready and hints of some sweeter maltiness.
Very much into the red grapes and the fresh fruit tartness of that flavor sneaks in a bit; moves onto the maltiness associated with the style; bready and very nutty; almost a savory finish. Interesting departure from some of the sweetness associated with the more malt-centric takes on the style. Bit dry even though it has a fairly substantial body.
Don’t think that this is quite the quaffer as some others in the range, and it weighs in pretty well in the abv department. Nice, and a little dry helped things along. Not as warming as others, but still enjoyable.
downender (5815) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Peckhams, Glasgow. Copper with a slight, off-white head. Rich malty aroma with red fruits, caramel, nuttiness and a trace of marmite. The flavour was less complex: Sweet, bready malts, treacle, a slightly vinous edge and plenty of alcohol in the finish. Very enjoyable.
jeremytoni (2881) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a ruby color with a fair amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.