bjakk (245) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden clear with big head. Caramel, muscy aroma. Malt, alcohol, candy. Malty hoppines in the aftertaste. Ok beer
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby at the top, light amber at the bottom; still, with no head at all; aroma of marmalade / Christmas cake; lots of stewed orangey fruit which was fairly muted at first, but became progressively pronounced and toothsome as the drink went on; reminded me of Bush Ambree in that sense; the alcohol isnít hidden - this is a warming brew; I had this on cask once at The Whale in Buckingham - it was pretty mind blowing in 1996 and is still excellent bottled in 2013.
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburyís. It pours clear deep amber with a small off-white head. The nose is wood, toast, toffee, stewed orange, hot cross bun, raisin and date. The taste is sweet, toffee, raisin, toasted malt, wood, orange peel, earth, light spice, varnish and warming alcohol with a dry, earthy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, warming and good depth of flavour, yet remains rather drinkable. Good stuff.
MRMedellin (170) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When itís poured in glass a dark orange beer with a stable and persistent creamy foam head is seen. The aroma has some floral and citric notes being prevalent some orange and coffee notes. When is tasted a full body thick can be felt with a bitter end.
omikr0n (660) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber to brown with thin quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is malt, candy, hint of hops. Flavor is malt, candy, overripe fruits, alcohol, hint of hops.
mjakopa (176) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium brown/caramel colour with some head. Aroma is sweet and hints of caramel. Body is sweeter but well balanced. Aftertaste is hoppy, floral and somewhat dry but the taste lingers for a while. In general a very drinkable strong ale.
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske delt med Ovesen pŚ Holmens aktivtetsdag en strŚlende vakker oktobersÝndag: dette er godsaker! Aroma og smak i retning av eksklusiv engelsk appelsinmarmelade. Elegant og balansert som de fleste fra Fuller. Refined and understated.
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a beautiful amber colour, with a white-cream head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet biscuits, and the inside of a sauna (not the sweat!). Tastes roasty, toasty, slightly spicy. Mouthfeel is very full, alcoholic burn towards the end. Not for me, but itís a nice beer.
Melkart (238) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong and balanced. I could taste some bread. The carbonation is soft and the finish is abrupt and dry.
Unde (289) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze coloured ale with small head. Caramel malts, some bitter cherry and some toffee sweetness. Caramel, toffee, some ripe fruits and mainly sweet flavors. Some bitterness at the end. Rich texture and enjoyable Strong Ale.