Theydon_Bois (11101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at JF’s, cheers Jim, 17/08/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized light beige covering.
Nose is light booze, woody, dark fruits, candied sugars, toffee, pinch of spice.
Taste comprises dark fruit, toffee, light cocoa, dates, varnish.
Medium bodied with bite, carbonation is a little over spritzed, booze in the finish.
So so, drinkable but not enough depth of favour for 10%, booze a little to hot and harsh.
Pinball (11024) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy dark brown, light brown head.
spicy dark fruity, caramelly aroma, raisins.
flavor is raisins, caramel, cola nut?, alc well used and well hidden
imdownthepub (10980) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 330ml aged 4yrs. Dark brown with off white head. I find these bottles difficult to pour as you always get the bits. Solid, dark ale, caramel with hints of spiciness and a wine like flavour, quite sweetish still after the cellaring. Pretty reasonable.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Ziggy’s, Chattanooga
rusty brown, thin tan head, rich sweet aroma with strong fruity overtones, essence of dates, rich malt flavor, complex fruit character,
Source: brick store
muddy brown, frothy tan head, rich dry malt flavor with lots of ripe fruit character, unlike the bottle it tends to fade after a while
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bierkoning (10790) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolate aroma with apple. Very alcoholic flavor with apple, chocolate and licorice. Too alcoholic and therefore not well balanced.
Lubiere (10698) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown ale with a thick moka head. Light moka chocolate and gin alcohol, with light orange peels. In mouth, rather nice lightly smoked peat finishm with a initial bitter chocolate, coriander and orange peels. A bit short in mouth and too much alcohol, unbalanced. Bottle at l’Autre Oeil, August 4, 2006.
madsberg (10593) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Nice elephant on the label. Burgundy coloured. Huge brownish head. Yeast, malt and alcahol in the nose. Flavour is bland. Malt and some yeast. Mild malty aftertaste.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured clear dark garnet with a large tight amber head.Aromas of dark fruit, toffee, and spices. Flavors of toffee, spices, and pepper.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large, creamy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), average hops (perfume), average yeast (horse blanket, dough) with notes of plum, dates, vanilla, and brown sugar. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with overripe fruits. Flavor is sweet with strong alcohol note. Bitter finish.