espenra (975) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. It poured an dark orange colour with a small creamy head. Some carbonation. Aroma is malty with heavy notes of dough, bread, toffee and perhaps some caramel. Flavour is well rounded, smooth and sweet. Notes of roasted malts, hops, alcohol, caramel and hints of syrup. A short aftertaste. A really nice beer.
ravidesai (952) - Bombay, INDIA - OCT 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy orange color, fluffy head. malt and fruits in the aroma.
big malty base with a niuce complexity. strong and warming stuff.
Hsad this at Fullers brewery and the guide said that many fullers employees liked to blend the golden pride with the Chiswick bitter. this was a very nice combination indeed.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Waitrose (as recommended by Waitroseís own beer researcher!) Dark amber colour with thin soapy head. Immediate impression of aroma: wet dog. A step back and a second whiff: still smells like a wet dog! My slightly more sophisticatd side says itís actually roasted vegetables and granary bread. Full bodied and quite sweet. Sweetness is balanced with a rough edge of roasted malts. Nice, long walnut finish. Difficult to judge the strength without a peek at the bottle. In other words, a very tolerable 8.5%. Enjoyable.
Mad_Ferret (947) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber/copper with a dense yellowed head that doesnít lace that much.
Big sweet aroma with syrupy bready and marmalade fruity apricot and orange notes. Some salty peppery leather and pointy hops.
Taste is also quite sweet, but just enough to stay elegant. Decently complex with lots of marmalade fruit, bread, caramel, spice, some leather and hops. Big body with soft low carbonation, but still very drinkable.
A very nice beer!
kalervo (946) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid British ale, quite fruity aroma, some similarities with brandy in taste.
StoutHead (939) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a shortlived white head. Aroma of malt, hops and spring. Taste is of malt, hops, sugar, caramel and sweet fruits, but has a bitter hoppy aftertaste with lots of alcohol in it. Medium body.
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber colour and white head. Caramelly malts, nuts and toffee in the aroma. Same goes with the taste which has also alcohol in the aftertaste. Tasty but not very easy to drink because of the alcoholic taste.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no head retention. Dark golden/amber colour. Red wine and butterscotch aroma. Full bodied, dark fruits, slightly oxidised and lots of caramell. Plus a bit of alcohol taste. Bitter aftertaste with raisins and figs.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours beautiful golden copper with an off white head that leaves lots of lacing. Nose is very mild but you can detect notes of toffee, brown sugar and a hint of whisky. Flavour is quite similar to the aroma with aded malt, butter, honey and a little woodiness. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy and those are excellent words to describe this beer, as well as outstanding, beautiful and delicious.
Bozo_skeleton (908) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrťe caramel, carbo tres faible, petit collet fin.
Caramel et fruits rouges mais assez leger en intensite.
Bien riche en bouche, ronde et fruite, un peu riche en sucre, des notes de pain, de toast. Bonne longueur sur alcool type cherry.