BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml brown bottle. Poured a clear amber with strong carbonation & good frothy white head. Forms crop circles when left to settle. Some lacing. Graet malt raisin nose. Pleasant sweet malt biscuit flavour-no raisins.Neutral mouthfeel slightly bitter finish. Llike Cains FA the mouthfeel makes this an easy brew to swig down in large quantities easily tricking you to be fooled by its potency.
eduardovl (1277) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a orange to nutty color. Clear. Forms a small fizzy white head. Small retention and some lacings left
S: Sweet and fruity in the nose. Mainly caramel malts with notes of raisins. Metallic. Notes of leather. Yeasts and some flowery hops in the end
T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Toffee, caramel, caramel malts, raisins, yeasts and flowery hops. Metallic too. Good hoppy bitterness
M: Light watery body. Medium to low carbonation. Light bitter aftertaste
O: Medium drinkability. Well, not bad since I’ve paid only 1 CHF (around 1 dollar) for the bottle
[ BA Review @ 9/22/2012 ]
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
#21 - Obvious scents, obvious taste... A very fruity beer, ... Slightly over gassy. Not a fan, wouldn’t buy a again.
dogbomb (1139) - ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold with a small white thin head. Lots of scent - obvious raisins, boiled plums, a lovely malt sweetness about it. Some banana. In the mouth, the raisin becomes a bit more clarified. Dried fruits and a light grape. Sweetness on the tongue, followed by a bitter finish and some more banana. Pleasant enough, and surprisingly deep. Finish could be a little longer.
SarkyNorthener (3751) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought whilst visiting friends in the Wirral. Amber beer with medium frothy head. Aroma of plums. The taste is sweet plums not much raisin. Quite dry in the aftertaste. An OK beer.
Firefly54 (244) - - APR 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malty aroma, raisins come through, some caramel. Taste follows the nose. It’s actually quite pleasant and very drinkable albeit a bit boring and a little too sweet.
stravale (2701) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco Formby 110113
Amber, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma - Very fruity, plum and raisin, soft caramel in background, nice fruits
Taste - Very mellow, sweet plum and raisin, soft caramel malts, simple
Palate - Medium carb, thin to medium body, fairly oily, smooth. Finish - slightly dry, soft bitter finish, light lingering
Overall - Easy uncomplicated soft fruit ale. It’s quite pleasant actually
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
from Asda, aroma of dark fruits, not sure if raisns. Nice rich copper redish colour clear with no head, medium sweetness, light a bit sharpy bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, not sure about this beer, average ale from my point of view
Rasmus40 (15760) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Salling, Aarhus. Light hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and a little dark fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 240912
Grzesiek79 (3773) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Genialne piwo słodkawo-gożkie. Dodając amerykańskich rodzynek zyskało na smaku i aromacie. Ciekawe i godne polecenia piwo
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour with a tan head. Sweet fruity nose. A nice rich flavour. Fruity with notes of plum and probably raisins. Also some toffee and vanilla. My favourite beer from Cains.
[Bottle from a friend in Liverpool]