ruigo (278) - PORTUGAL - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl from Auchan. It pours a dark amber colour with a head that rapidly goes to a tan minimal one. Some floral, toast, bread and caramel notes on the aroma. It start with a light bitter taste that gets stronger and quickly disappear for a dry end. A very good beer!
rondphoto (984) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, medium dark amber, big, long-lasting head, streaks of lace. Taste is clean semi-sweet caramel malt, joined by dried light fruits and toast. The flavors mingle and grow to a smooth bittersweet finish. Somewhat heavy for the abv, but still satisfying. Recommended.
viktorvee (109) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full aroma with lemon and alcohol. Like a best bitter on steroids. Pretty sweet, long spicy aftertaste. Pretty good.
triskaideka (48) - IRELAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Costcutter, Brownswood Rd London N4. Pours dark amber coloured with an off-white head. Caramel and woody overtones in the taste. Full mouth feel.
RexTalionis (1430) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours amber in color with a small tan head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Sweet toffee, some nuttyness and just a bit roasted notes in aroma. A bit dry. Slightly sweet notes of toffee and nuttyness in taste.
SperkeleForce (141) - FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours Brown Copper With medium smooth lacing head. Wery Nice Taste of roasted nuts, reminds me slightly of altbier. Some sweet malts. Good strong ale.
Valkyrie001 (3) - - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really liked this beer, liquorice aftertaste but not overpowering, a medium dark amber ale, but easily drinkable, honestly I could probably drink this most of the evening, a good bitter drinkers ale. For all though die hards, coats the glass well (yawn) beautiful dark amber notes (sleeping) tastes of caramel and liquorice overtones (am I still here) just drink
It, itís a bloody good English ale!
lliams (91) - Hawthorn, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tough wait for this one to warm up outta the fridge... pours beautifully dark copper with solid off-white head. aromas of toffee malts as well as spruce and sweet herbs... taste is that again- the hoppiness of this beer surprised me. excellent balance and leaning more toward the hop. An english ale for hop heads. superb
Pizd (61) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle): Pours a clear dark amber with ruby tinges, small off white head. Lots going on with the aroma - lots of different fruits, maltiness, biscuits, bread, licquorice and caramel. Flavour is initially lots of roasted malts and fruits which lingers into a perfect bitterness from the hops all with undertones of caramel and chocolate. Thereís also a definite presence, though hidden well, of alcohol. Fantastic beer.
Senka (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the archives: One of my favourite ales. 2 bottles for a cold winter evening...