nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full-bodied and good with nice balance of malt flavor and hop bitterness. Unfortunately did the frothy head disappear a little too fast.
johndoughty (4234) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden and poured with a medium head Malts dominate with some sweetness creeping in.The flavour realy lingers.
Quite impressive although I would class it as a premium bitter rather than an old ale.
neverleaveopen (179) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, light Brown with a Fine Head. Subtle malt aroma. Very pleasant, well-balanced Taste. Very nice, bitter Finish.
BlackHaddock (4875) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.2% ABV Bottle: BBD 28 Sep 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve some 6 days after that date.
Looks lovely, a true amber hue to it’s body: the crown a full, deep blanket of off-white foam.
Malty and fruity nose, those aromas carry on into the taste nicely.
Semi-sweet and full of malty molasses that sweep the hop content under the surface throughout the pint, toffee, caramel and biscuity notes fill your senses and I actually enjoyed it more than the cask version, which is very unusual for me.
Cunningham (5500) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice rich golden color, with a fine white head. Good lacing. Fresh fruity and herbal/mild citric hoppy aroma. Well balanced hoppy, fruity and malty taste. Lovely thirst quencher. Good session ale.
[Can from Gundersen]
SarkyNorthener (2927) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from morrisons. Drank on my last night in our old house whilst packing. Dark copper beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma of malts, caramel and some light treacle. Taste is treacle, malts, caramel and a little spice. Wasnt expecting this, better than cask. Good stuff.
Nevalainen (249) - FINLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with white stabil head. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste is a little sweet with bitter finish. Well balanced. Quite nice.
gorkogrlo (221) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 0.5 l. Amber color. Small-medium white head. In nose some crystal malts, toast, raisins, metal. In mouth raisins and caramel with some pepperness. Sweet at first, bitter-sweet aftertaste. Not bad at all.
RichardGretton (4407) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured beer with a good sized head, but lacks actvity within the glass. The aroma has a sweet fruity scent, and the taste of the beer is hoppy with a slight burn’t undercurrent. A fairly refreshing beer after a hard days graft.
rauchbier (3656) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled Version. Chestnut red colour, shortlived head but some lacing. Fruity christmas pudding aroma with a good background of hops. more fruit in the mouth along with a burnt toffee note and a smooth malty mouthcoating finish.