baralgin (16) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml. Served chilled. Clear copper color. The foam is thick, whitish, stays for a long time. Wonderful aroma of baked bread, hay, sage. Bitterness is pretty strong immediately after the gulp but smoothly softens in a couple of seconds. Full bodied and rich. Very interesting experience.
MetalMurphy (489) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ supermarket. goldenbrown colour, medium body, strong ale with caramel aroma
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml. Served at room temperature. Pours copper. Head is averaged sized, off-white and lasts well. Aroma is rich and amazingly complex with notes of amontillado sherry, burnt toffee, caramelized dates, dark cherries, dried apricots soaked in brandy, cedar and a pinch of Christmas spices. Flavour is smooth with a very light earthy bitterness; toasted malts, brandy, burnt brown sugar, figs, dried cranberries, glazed oranges and spiced cedar notes in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, oily texture and a long warming finish. Incredible English Strong Ale! I true winter warmer in every sense!
Pillan (3) - Colina, Santiago, CHILE - APR 28, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is great; fruit & caramel taste; light copper appearance; full body & sweet finish. It was disappeared from the Chilean market but fortunately is back. One of the best ale I’ve drunk
Excalibur123 (364) - Soria, SPAIN - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presenta ámbar oscuro con media corona de espuma beige formada por burbuja grande de aspecto jabonoso y de ligera retención en copa; aromas a caramelo, uvas pasas, miel, licor y ligero pan tostado; en boca entrada media, refrescante, maltosa con ligero amargor que torna a dulce en el retrogusto, el alcohol aunque alto está bien integrado, cuerpo y carbónico medios, cerveza potente, compleja y equilibrada hacia la malta, pero con el lúpulo presente en la fase de amargor.
Brew_Cat (119) - Athens, GREECE - APR 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @home. Pours slightly hazy amber with creamy white head. Medium body, average carbonation, fair lacing, slightly oily texture, bitter finish. Well balanced between hops and malts. Grainy, bread, caramel, dried fruits, notes of honey. Very satisfactory.
bartholos (243) - GERMANY - APR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper brown and clear with a small tan head. Fruity and spicy with some plum and sherry, light wodden note and a hint of pepper and light roasted and caramel malty notes in the back. Medium to thick body with a light sweet taste that turn into a nice dry finish. Good balance. Carbonation is medium and the alcohol is noticeable and causes some warmth. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Flavor is fruity and spicy as well, sherry and spices, pepper note grows stronger. Complex but familiar malty flavor. Leaves a a medium strong dry and light peppery aftertaste.
sunstoneale (72) - MOLDOVA - MAR 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours copper dark-amber with a gorgeous white head that persist in a thin layer for a long time. Aroma of dried apricots, honey, caramel, some metal notes. Thick slightly oily body. Taste starts caramel sweet with some hints of toffee and morphs into a slightly metallic hop bitterness with hot alcohol flavors. A nice strong ale but would have been much greater if not for the evident alcohol in the aftertaste.
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: clear copper with white creamy head.
Aroma: toffe, caramel, light spicy hoppy notes.
Taste: sweet with spicy hop bitterness.
Flavour: candied fruits, dried apricots, candies, some mature alcohol notes.
Aftertaste is more dry with some spicy bitterness and metal notes.
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark amber-brown. Caramel and some bergamot tea with hints of black pepper in the nose, very alcoholic taste, a little sweet and somewhat oxidized. Round mouthfeel and full body with a long alcoholic finish.