saxo (13337) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, hops, honey and caramel.
madmitch76 (13039) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16th September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark beer. Lots of malt and chocolate but then itís followed by bitter coffee which jars. Just a bit too much like hard work.
MiP (12989) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 6.3%. Dark brown colour, stable light brown head. Creamy mouthfeel. The flavour is quite malty and slightly peppery in a good balance. The bitterness gets a bit rough, but on the whole a very nice beer.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle at home ... Deep copper ... sweet caramel malt nose ... aain sweet caramel .... quite rich syrupy fruity ... little spice ...little honey... but with a slight metalic hoppy after taste.
Bottle at home for the On line Mass tasting ... copper ... little sediment ... small off white head ... open sweet caramel candi suger nose ... toffee fronts ... lots of candi peel ... sweet sugered fruits ... little metalicness ... little apple yeastyness 3... little peppery hop .3
yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, copper-red beer with a beige head. Malt, beef-stock, alcohol, dried fruits and some fruityness and hops on the nose. Beef-stock, malt, alcohol and dried fruits in the flavor. Full, sweet body and a long, quite bitter finish. Surprisingly full, sweet and strong (alcohol) for a 6.3% beer. Could maybe be cellared a bit longer. (070404)
Theis (12528) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (presant from Mikkel) in train (x2000) going to Stockholm for the Beer & Whiskey Festival, shopping and visiting good beerbars (Akkurat). Clear red/brown - offwhite head. High malty, raisins, barley, berries, red berries, cookies, high sweetness, Caramel, sweet malty. Far too sweet. Dry hoppy finish.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle.Reddish brown, thick cream head. Good rich malt nose, almost oloroso sherry like, rich flavour with baked raisins and dark fruits with a spiciness that grows towards the finish. Does not drink its strength. Good beer. 848416 4.0./5.0 Re-rate at mass 1845 tasting. Good fruits, fruit peel, some bramley fruit some malt but not as much as before, some woodyness I never got before and a peppery hop finish.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours amber-brown color with an impressive white head. Descent spiced aroma. I was looking forward to tasting this beer, but was very disapointed with the flavor. Presented a bitterness that I did not particularly care for...
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2005 Bottled
Dark copper brown. Good foamy brown head. Lots of lace. Fresh aroma of anise, salt, hops and strawberries. Taste has licorice, malts and hops. Well-balanced and good medium-bodied palate with smooth mouthfeel. Dry hoppy aftertaste. (7/4//4/15 3.7)
Bottled (BB 10/2006)
Copper brown, medium tanned head, lace. Dry oaky, hoppy aroma. Liquerish, spicey, licorice flavor with fruity hops. One of the finest examples of English Strong Ale. (7/4/8/4/16 3.9)
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Attractive reddish-amber colour with a light tan head. It has a toasty aroma with a hint of caramel, yeasty earthiness and light goldings. The flavour is fairly robust, leaning towards dry malt notes like toast, as well as earthy notes which I find contributed by both the hops and yeast. Itís an earthy, woody brew with some gentle but insistent bitterness. The Fullerís yeast comes to the fore here, more so than in any of their other beers. Good, robust ale...perhaps not as good as when I first had it (as beer 999 back in 1998) but still solid.