Hanoi (671) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is dark malts, toast, muted. Taste is strongly licorice, malt, prunes, vinous, raisin berry.
I am a bit baffled by this. I could only really get licorice out of the flavour which I wasn’t expecting.
Shain (156) - ISRAEL - AUG 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml. Pours dark reddish cooper hue, with a tall foamy light beige head. Mouth feel is oily with a medium body and light carbonation. Scent of dark malt, dark caramel and honey, hops. Tastes somewhat sweet with noticeable bitterness that balances it well. Slightly acidic. Flavors of dark roasted malt, caramel, vegetal hops, slight burnt caramel (from the malt), yeasty, breadth, lightly herbal with some licorice. Very good, interesting, complex flavor, nice balance.
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roughly frothy ale smells very vinous of fruit. It is a strong ale, which was made to celebrate brewery’s 150 anniversary many years ago, but have happily been brewed since. It has almost aromatic character of a barley wine with clear signs of plum and raisin. The taste is only slightly malty with hints of good English hops, a little English licorice stand out and replaces the short-lived soft fruit again most resemble the British barley wine. It is a very complex beer to rate, for it has so many nuances that in the big picture just signals English brewed masterpiece. I really like it.
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A,ber orange, clear, with a high, fine,mfrothy head. Malty nose, chocolate and treacle, earthy hops, very rich and almost slightly funky. Sweet and malty, very rich malts, chocolate, caramel, bread. Dry, hoppy finish a rather remarkable beer. Very original.
dchad56 (206) - - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - clear copper with large frothy beige head. Pleasant constant malt / smoke aroma. Ok on tongue - slight fizz on back of mouth - low carbonation.Full malted taste, rich boozy with toffee finish.
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramelized malt and light hops. Clear mahogany pour with OK head. Consistency slightly syrupy. Light sweet finish. Some leather and toffee. Bottle.
Travlr (17708) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear reddish maroon color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Nice aroma of lightly toasted fruitcake. Taste has raisins, cinnamon, dark fruit. Very tasty.
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Süßer Geruch nach Schokolade, Karamell und Sahnetoffee. Geschmack vergleichsweise bitter, aber auch Schokoladennoten und Karamell.
gueuze (684) - - AUG 3, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Farbe braun. Geruch nach fruchtigem Hopfen und Bergamotte. Im Geschmack ausgewogen. Bitter zum Ende. Leicht seifig.
Scotbrew (61) - - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich malt, fruitcake, booze, really good example of the English strong ale style.