OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby amber with a smallish beige head and brief lace. Malty and molasses malt with a touch of bandaid aroma. Nice medium chewy palate. Low pleasant sweet malt medium bitter hops start moving back to caramel and toffee sweet but not cloying finish. Lotsa nice character for a 5.3% ale.
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I am with imdownthepub on this beer. Mahogany colour with a cream head. Dark fruits and malt on nose (black cherry) good malty flavours with some chocolate but mostly caramel and nice hop to balance. Not too sweet for a beer of this strength and very nice indeed
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown to dark amber color; creamy head. Malty aroma, and caramel. Strong caramel taste, with some hops, but too much caramel (bitter) to be good.
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep reddy amber body with an off-white head and good trails of lacing. Excellent aroma - malts-roasted, plus fruity notes. Smooth medium body but thin mouthfeel, soft carbonation, raisin, soft sweet liquorice, pepper, maybe cinnamon, can’t find the chocolate that other raters mention but can see where they are coming from. This beer was drunk at just the right temperature, I only wish I had a proper thermometer so I could take a note at which temperature it was served at, for future reference.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm 1 March 2005
Dark ruby with a persistent head. Sweetish but otherwise in a good balance. Initially very clean, but in the end after warming up a bit some appely notes could be detected.
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Nut brown. Apple aroma. Sweet, some wax, candy and mashed apples. Fruity and malty with soft, filling mouthfeel and pleasantbiter finish.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ferm beer with a warm-brown color and a fluffy white head. It has a rich aroma of fine roasted malts with a hoppy accent. The taste is original and it has a smooth mouthfeel with hints of ripe fruits, touch of pepper, caramel and fine malts. It ends in a bitterness of roasted malts and hops.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Dark chestnut colour. Sweetish malt aroma, but an unexpected (but pleasant) bitterness to go with the malt on the palate. Just a hint of licorice too. Quite clean and surprisingly easy to drink for a beer of this strength. In fact, if anything, a bit thin. (or, at least, thinner than anticipated). Decent, but not terribly exciting. Handpump, Lord Moon of the Mall, Whitehall, London
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Redbrown with white head.
Fresh aroma of toast, iron and green apples.
Sweet roasted flavor with little bitterness.
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Deep red colour with bubbly pinkish head. Malts all the way with this, rich, slightly fruity with some chocolate richness. Strong and thick. Good beer.