Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is a great high ABV bitter with some great hop notes.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark amber, with a large two finger white head. Aroma is thick with caramel, little bit of raisin. Taste is biscuity slight bitter Edge to the sweetness. Nice smooth mouthful,
flying_pig (614) - SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (£1.59 from Sainsburys):
Light on the nose with some earthly hops and nice, roasted malts along with a touch of sweetness and some light grain. This is rounded off with some bitterness and a touch of toffee too.
A deep copper colour that is clear and topped with a two fingers tall, foamy white head that settles in a nice, thick looking dome shape.
Pretty much like the aroma with some earthy malts and hops plus a bit of bitterness that compliments the sweet malts. It is more bitter towards the end with a sort of burnt caramel/toffee taste as well.
Medium with moderate carbonation and an almost creamy, bitter feel to the beer with a touch of grain and a dry finish.
This looked great but started to fade after that, it had a nice body and a good creamy palate but it was lacking in both taste and smell with the beer relying too much on the earthy malts and hops taste.
rosenbergh (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. L2053. BB 28/08/13. Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear dark coppery brown colour with tiny light tan head.
Wood, malt, nuts and dark fruits in aroma.
Flavour is some raisin, dark fruits, some malt and mild hoppy bitterness. Not that interesting.
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johninmelb (1005) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly musty nose with some rich and spicy malt notes such as liquored raisin, cinnamon and molasses. Pours a deep amber/brown. Flavour is smoked malt with complex characters of licorice, vine fruits and buttery malts. Finish is long, detailed and moreish. Not bad at all.
VMeth (28) - - DEC 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong fruity amber ale. Not overly bitter, indeed there is a certainly oaty sweetness to it.
JEK69 (360) - FRANCE - NOV 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours amber with a white medium foam head.
Soft caramalt flavours with a soft bitterness.
Smooth balance. Medium palate is crispy, lightly bitter in aftertaste.
I drunk that beer in Aberlour area with a "cullen skink" (kind of soup with salmon fish, potatoes and cream).
MalcolmTucker (513) - SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a cream head. Aroma is a mix of fruit and caramel malt. Buscuit, caramel and fudge initially before a bitter hop finish. Balanced and enjoyable, a well realised ESB.
BlackHaddock (2356) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At home: 500ml bottle, best before 28 Aug 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve on 26 sep 2012.
Lovely amber coloured body with a full, deep foam head, like an off-white snow blanket.
The nose is all about roasted and toasted malts: they indicate a rich, strong malty brew is below and they are not far wrong.
The taste as the aroma suggests is malty molasses with some butterscotch and caramel added into the mix: this isnít overly sweet though, so some hops must help to give it a balance and slight bitter finish.
The body feel isnít as rich or creamy as the nose would have you believe: this is robust brew more than a smooth one. A Winter Warmer sort of beer without the Smoking Jacket.
TheCametron (1296) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mahogony with cream coloured head. Grassy nose. Caramel and ripe fruit flavoured malt on the taste. Very nice.