Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark, dark brown with a thin, creamy head. Strong malt aroma, molasses, and more raw malt. Alcohol isn’t over baring on the aroma but through the flavour it a bit strong. This beer leaves the warm feeling of scotch down the back of your throat. You have to wait some time between tastes to let everything settle down. This particular brew, was 7.4%ABV.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half pint pulled at The Rake at Borough Market (London), a dark brown with a bubbly beige head. A warming roasted aroma with a touch of chocolate. The palate is very smooth with some finishing tang and easy biscuity malt flavours. Drinks much easier than its 7.8%.
evergreen0199 (2276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London last November. Dark brown/black coloured pour with a healthy beige head on top, Pleasing malty, spiced aroma, Tastes roasty, rich, dark fruit, caramel. Rich and warming Christmas beer.
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Willow Walk 'spoon, Victoria. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, a bit of funk, malt loaf. Medium body, mild carbonation. Sticky, with dark fruits, rum, coke, wood, a bit of choc and a hint of coffee. Finish is decent bitter and dry considering the sweetness factor. A boozy warmth too. Nice.
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s_hartshorne (2116) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask tapped Leeds. Black thin head. Aroma dark fruits malts taste same some sweetness alcohol roasted malts ok bitter finish. Medium body. Decent stuff was expecting more!
minutemat (2065) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Euston Tap. Fairly sweet with caramel and sultanas and an earthy bitter influence. Slick mouthfeel, not bad at all.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 Now 7.8% ABV. Cask Conditioned at The Wenlock Arms, London. Black. Sweet, fruity (almost syrupy beer) coffee and a little chocolate, notes of liquorice. Alcohol is well hidden.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask: Clear dark brown with red lightlights. Lasting tan head and good lace. Light oak and chocolate in nose, along with a little coffee. Sweet caramel and chocolate flavours start with plum and orange? in the mid. Dry finish. Very big meaty mouthfeel, quite silky smooth. Very moreish and warming, top ale.
markas101 (1976) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
21 Jan 2012. Cola color, raisin aroma. Sweet, minimal flavor with brown sugar. Alcohol on the finish.
AdiBeer (1861) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel malts, winter spices, some dark berries, hints of alcohol.
Appearance: dark brown/black, hardly any head. Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: long dri-ish finish, some alcohol, strong sweet malts, dark berries again, more is hidden. Overall: nice English Strong Ale, palate is quite complex. Pint at Willow Walk, Victoria.