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.
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.
Ingevara (904) - 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.
DrBeer (862) - 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.
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.
rcasta (849) - 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
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 Monteithís "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 ainít getting it done. It says "A powerful smooth strong ale...". Donít believe it for a second. Iíd believe a powerfully fruity sloppy mess, but thatís about it. Thin and crappy. Donít waste your time on this.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: pours a lively cocoacola colour with a large fluffy off white head. aroma of malts and sweet chocolate with a very small amount of roastedness. flavour is slightly roasted chocolate malt and some caramel malt. finishes mice and dry with just the right amount of bitter. very easy driniking and a style i wish i could get moree of. ilove them.
lachesis (757) - 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.