afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.5L bottle poured into pint glass. pours dark amber with a thin tan head. smells of nuts and lightly toasted malts. flavor is cocoa and raisins with a well balanced finish. very full bodied, almost chewy. very smooth and quite sessionable.
espenra (916) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2010-02. It poured an amber orange colour with a medium big foamy light-brown head that settled down slowly in the glass. The aroma is fruity with notes of sweet roasted malts. The flavour is also sweet with notes of caramel, some unspecified fruit and roasted malts. It has a short aftertaste. Nothing special, but an overall nice and very drinkable beer.
Lemke10 (868) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a decent head of foam as you take in the scents of malts with a hint of chocolate. It drinks much like a stout as it has that thicker and heavier taste to it. Nicely made and finishes rather smoothly. Something to try if you like heavier beers.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby colourwith a persistent creme head. Sweet fruity aroma. Huge malt flavour with raisins and some roasty bitterness. This is for a true malthead.
Ingevara (842) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tempting head and color. Nice "aly" smell. Hoppy and oaky but a little too sweet in the finish.
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
que buena la birria inglesa oscura. estas ales son lo que verdaderamente se aprecia
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.
Niller (824) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Voldby Koebmandsgaard, DK. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nice aroma of malts and coffee. Taste is dark fruits, sweet malts and a hint of coffee. Nice light bitter smooth finish.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 20/04/2008. Pours a reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Buttery caramel and a little milk chocolate dominates the nose, with a little stewed fruit, toffee and alcohol. Medium-heavy weight with a nice mild carbonation. Buttery sweetness comes to dominate the mouth, making it a little too cloying (and making me think of some sort of Monteith’s "Old Ale"). A bit one dimensional in the mouth. A little more hop bite or roasted malt would make for a very enjoyable strong.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle...pours a dark amber color...minimal tannish head. Fruity malt nose...sweet, wow basically overly sweet malt flavor, maybe some caramelish toffee notes in there. Nahh, this ain’t getting it done. It says "A powerful smooth strong ale...". Don’t believe it for a second. I’d believe a powerfully fruity sloppy mess, but that’s about it. Thin and crappy. Don’t waste your time on this.