oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper with a thin beige head. Aroma was faint of malt, lemon, maple and hops. The flavor was pretty smooth and had a decent body that seemed to weaken as it went on, with notes of malt, brown sugar, toffee, smoke, hops and caramel.
tdtm82 (1522) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, home, really surprised that I havenít rated this one. Acquired from Morrisons Supermarket in Chelmsford.
Poured into Moor glass. Big white head. A pretty red and orange glow. Very nice strong ale appearance. Aroma is of fresh bread, aniseed, old socks and dried fruits.
Taste is big and bready, huge malt bill. Lots of good Goldings. Slightly overkill on the crystal but the Simpsons pale is superb as always. Lovely big bready texture. Prunes, figs and stonefruits as well. Burnt blackberries on the finish and a tad hot on the finish but otherwise a great old skool English Strong Ale.
nephirem (65) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful dark ruby color with very small white head. Smell is sweet and boozy.
Medium to full body with aggressive carbonation. Taste is combination of sweet and bitter. Caramel, malts, biscuits, fruits, alcohol... nice and smooth. Finish is fruity and alcoholic. Lovely cake-like aftertaste.
Overall, great strong ale. Loved it!
digitalviking (19) - - JAN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíd say Fullerís deScription of a fruitcake aroma is pretty accurate, and the taste is a bit like cigar tobacco. Definitely an interesting beer, but maybe not one I want to drink too much of because the taste is a bit esoteric for me.
witthatsbier (458) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50CL bottle(bottle conditioned)
pours a copper colour with a white head that barely lasts
Aroma is virtually nothing just bit of grain
taste is sweet bit of fruit no bitterness very thin for abv
overall a very moderate beer,very old fashioned,try once
hohops (637) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- dark amber/ruby, clear, a foamy off-white head which leaves lacing. Aroma- raisin, port, fruitcake, treacle, caramel, dark fruits, boozy hints, nutty. Smells rich. Taste- lots of sticky dark fruits, treacle toffee, honey-soaked malt loaf, crisp hoppy undertones, cherry, sugary raisin and plum, Christmas cake. Bitter finish which is strong and a bit boozy. Very good.
kostasgiotis (61) - GREECE - JAN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber red color with an astonishingly huge fuzzy off white head.aromas of malt,esters,caramel.the body medium.the taste is bitter,malty,spicy with a long aftertaste that burns the throat.alcohol can be sensed a lot.carbonation is low, which is great
Achel (307) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a fantastic amber color and a good head. The aroma is slightly fruity. And the flavor is fantastic with hints of oranges and a slight sweetness ending of with a fantastic bitterness from a great sort of hop. Nothing less than a fantastic beer.
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Lovely deep reddish amber colour, white foam. Another beer heavy with house character, marmeladey hops, really quite a lot of bitterness here, and some full sweet bready caramel malts. Lots of flavour, well balanced, I think better so than the Golden Pride. Superb.
MarcinG (212) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butelka 500ml. Ciemno bursztynowy kolor o obfitej bialej pianie. Chlebowy posmak z dodatkiem chmieli owocow muszkatu lub orzechow. Goryczkowo chmielowy finisz.Ciekawy przyklad strong ale.i
Erzengel (6745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
*Old rating. Best before 01 Feb 13. The beer is round and malty. Nuts. Caramell, roast on a great Ale-typical body. Round and great!