ReV2 (162) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, - DEC 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I first tasted this beer in 1995, or was it 1845? Canít remember but it was long ago. I didnít care much for the aftertaste at the time, coarse hops and very bitter.
Jump on several years and the local supermarket has an offer on too good to miss. Bottle conditioned, 6.3%, Fullerís - ticks all he right boxes so I thought Iíd give it another try.
Well, what a beer, glorious! Real ale in a bottle. Massive fruit & malt, perfectly balanced, some citrus, yeast & burnt toffee. Thereís something about the aftertaste Iím not liking still but this dissipates slightly the older it gets. Nevertheless, this is an amazing brew by todayís standards and one I canít imagine being without for so long ever again.
killroy (76) - BULGARIA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
%00 ml bottle at home. Nice copper color with small head. Some caramel and toffy in the aroma. Malty taste with bitter finish
wozap (307) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pite na koniec terminu przydatności. Lekki gaszing ,kolor miedziany, piana bujna, średniopęcherzykowa, lacing. Aromat suszone owoce, słodowe, biszkoptowe, śliwkowy likier. Smak to głůwnie słodowość. Finisz długi wytrawny, goryczka ziołowa lekko zaznaczona. Wysycenie wysokie, ale gładkie...
YantarCoast (453) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Bochka in Moscow. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee. Rich taste of caramel, spices, oak.
kiwi_daz (51) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
loads of caramel, ,toasty ,bready goodness. Fruity, malty and dry, lovely ale.
KoRoBeNiKi (86) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a cask at a british pub in NYC.
Light smell of fruit and malt. Pours golden/brown mix. Light sweet caramel with some bitterness to help. The bitterness evolves the beer from a sweet treat with no backbone to something you can enjoy and savor.
berlinoise2go (664) - NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (UllevŚl Stadion), Oslo. Chestnut brown colour, slightly hazy. Half-inch off-white head that reduces to an uneven bubbly film with a narrow band of lacing. Aroma is malty and vegetal, with spiced cake and dried fruit, aged character. Medium body, soft carbonation, pleasant palate. Well-balanced, fairly sweet, malty taste with some fruity acidity and mild bitterness. Finish is malty and dry.
colui72 (188) - HONG KONG - JUN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Mild sweetness with hints of orange and caramel. Deep copper appearance, smooth finish.
drmet (224) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
-pours a clear copper with a big,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
caramel,orange & grapefruit peel,toffee,grassy,strawberry,slightly bready
-Follows the nose plus a dark fruit (Raisins,Plums,Figs) character
-medium carbonation,medium-full body
Fantastic English strong ale
RafeAU (368) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Plonk. Mild sweetness, some toffee and caramel. Somewhat low carbonation - it is English, after all. Iíd like to have more of this and rate it again.
Wischylini (168) - Grimstad, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark amber, with a small, but dense white head. The aromas are caramel, dried fruits, prunes, spices, wood, earthy, and sherry. The taste is very sweet, but the finish is dry. The beer is mildly effervescent, and the body is above medium full.