chriso (7428) - 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 (10626) - 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.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The one I am rating is old. Ruby red in color pours with a thick head. Smell like an ESB, fruity, malty and with Northern Brewer and/or KentGolding Hops. Tastes carmelly and bitter. Acidic finish. Good Beer!
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty beer. Amber beer with a bit of red to it. Full malt flavor with mild hop bitterness and yeast flavors.
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice peppery caramellmalt aroma!
Nuts, roasted malt,bitternes and fruits in the taste
long after taste
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pilsnerrogge (2533) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 Ruby red colour, firm, beige head. Chocolately, sweet aroma. Sweet, chocolately flavour. As the beer gets warmer a slight smokiness can be detected.
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 Perhaps I did not look hard enough, but what I found here was rather pleasing. Nice deep ruby color, fruity yet chocolatey flavor. Not stunning, but I found this worthy of drinking with friends. // re-rated in a dinner party, and pretty much the same result (3.5). Tasty English treat!
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Chestnut red low head and condition. Fruity raisin nose with a roast barley hint. Fruitcake and toast in the mouth and a swet malty finish. Doesnt seem as strong as the abv suggests.