planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mr Lawrence’s Wine Merchants, Brockley. Pours a cloudy orange colour with a white long lasting head. Floral aromas as well as citrus, herbs, heather. Rich citrus flavours with caramel, toffee, barley sugars, sweet spices. Good bitter-sweet warming finish.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle. Cloudy orange pour with an off-white head. Malty, fruity aroma, hints of honey, oranges, lavender with a noticeable whiff of alcohol. Flavour has some hops, citrus, toffee, marmalade and spice. Combination of sweet and bitter on the palate with a fairly long finish. Kind of like a barley wine, this is refreshing and easy drinking, maybe not as well crafted as some other Durham beers but well worth a go.
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty yeasty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty yeasty spicy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty yeasty finish.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle at Cockney Pub, Århus. Amber color, fine off-white head. Aroma is fruity, malty and has some hops. Flavor is sweet and fruity, hops, «salt», alcohol. Fine bitterness.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a very cloudy orangey golden with a small off-white head. Sweetish fruity nose with a whiff of citrus. Quite full-bodied, sweetish fruity and somewhat spicy. Fairly bitter finish. 050109
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle, a glorius golden brown colour. Nice malt & floral hop nose. The palate is full & the beer has quite some power as you would expect from a beer of this strength but still retains a nice bitterness. Tremendously complex flavours, slight sweetness, honeysuckle & fruit in the mid palate then loads of floral dry hops on the finish. The top belgian breweries would be proud of this, even my wife liked it.
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Acidic and citric hoppy fruity aroma. Dry yeasty and somewhat phenolic. Sweet fruity, yeasty and with a mild metallic touch. Mild fruity hops flavour in addition. Lasting hoppy and fruity finish.
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home ... Oh an english strong ale... i thougth this very belgian in flavour ... nice crisp copper ... sweet toffee... yeasty fruity berrylike medium bitterness long linger ...not balanced for me... struggling with it.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, berry notes, alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat. (070808)
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours quite thick copper colour, decent head, smell is quite fruity, clear alcohol. Taste is slightly fruity, a little sweet and metallic, strong alcohol finish, a bit cloying for a 9% beer. Not as good as some other Durham beers mainly due to the over strong alcohol finish.