daniele (4481) - ITALY - DEC 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata schiuma media buona persitenza note maltate leggero luppolato un po erbaceo intense agrumi frutta in bocca attacco di malto buon corpo ma non difficile da bere frutta candita bilanciata dal lupplo anche un po erbaceo
bchlala (42) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tasted this beer before I got my account with ratebeer, so I canít really remember all the flavors.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A classic strong brew. Pours a lovely amber tawny colour and has a potent alcoholic nose. The alcohol is present but not overpowering and it has a moderate bitter finish. Good price, great brew
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an oaky amber red with a good white head. Flavoursome bitter, a little sour the aftertaste. Alcoholic in finish. Quite floral but dominated by bitterness. Excellent taste. All round good beer.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber in colour with an ample-sized, oranged-tinted head. Predominant aromas consist of a heavenly malty sweetness, accompanied by spicy and fruity tones. The flavour profile is very full and comprised of more sweetness from the malts as well as a spicy appearance and an abundance of fruity notes. Gorgeous body and a lip smacking thickness that simply coats the tongue with a warming finish.
kragelund (107) - , DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours amber with a tall dense beige head, Sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor ending in a hoppy bitterness. Smooth and easy drinkable in spite of the high alcohol considering it is a all-malt beer. Really nice
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely hoppy aroma, sweetness there too. Strenght of this brew is apparent in the taste but the malt backs the old man alcohol down and the bitter end high fives you like a champ. Almost too easy to drink and woo then you are drunk. But who is complaining, this is good stuff.
Svesse (5689) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monks Cafe, Stockholm, 15 Sep 2008) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, orange peel, mandarin and fresh citrussy hops. Slightly vinous. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, orange marmalade, caramel, candy sugar and citrussy hops in the finish. Slightly vinous and rather sweet. Full body with chewy mouthfeel. Definitely a BIG beer with full, rounded mouthfeel, lots of malt and rather sweet, but with hops to back it up. Well balanced and really nice.
bluevegie (3030) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear coppery red body with a minimal lasting head. Full smooth malt aroma almost full body, caramel notes mainly with a light grainy finish. Wasn’t expecting a lot but was pleasanty surprised.
tlind2 (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 500 ml bottle @ Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki. Amber color, off-white head. Floral aroma with plenty of sweetness. The flavor is sweet malts with licorice, wood and a touch of alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel. Not bad, but I prefer their 1845 ale, which is similar in many aspects.
Rerate 31.12.2008: Noticed some grapefruit and more pine, very American flavors to find in an English ale. Pretty good though.