MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Hazy, copper-ish amber colour with a beige and dense foamy head. Sweet and strong Bock-like cara-malty aroma with notes of caramel, subtle fruity notes and almost ethereally spices. Sweet flavour with a balancing bitterness, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Robust (cara-)malty, slightly toasted base with caramel/toffee, liquorice, subtle fruity elements and again almost ethereally spicy notes; sweet and slightly bitter malt-accented, delicately toasted finish with an inoffensive, but very present alcoholic burn in the warming sense. A hearty, very flavourful brew. 28.IX.09
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden-amber pour with a thin head. The aroma is great. Lots of stewed fruit, apple and some pale malt as well. Strong and bracing with a nice warming peppery character. A little bit of orange and a lot of bready character. Slightly sticky mouthfeel and a great balance of malt and hops. Slightly minty with a nice chewy palate. I was in the perfect mood for a beer like this one.
Benzai (8092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Slightly unclear amber color, medium sized off-white head. Smell malts and lightly caramel. Taste malts, caramel, slightly hops, some bitter. Soft carbo, medium body.
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from Waitrose Sunningdale, 16/02/13.
Pours an almost clear dark golden with a thin white head that vamooshes edgeward allied to evidence of carbonation in the form of bubbles.
Nose carries caramel, candle wax, sweet sugars, berry fruits, touch of wood, honey.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, rich caramel notes, dark ripe orange, citrus tones, touch of booze.
Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, dryish sweet finish. Carbonation flattens and improves over time.
Ok but to be honest Iíd rather drink standard pride any day ! Have had this on cask in the past and seem to remember it being better than this ! Need to revisit said version! Came across more so as a barley wine to me in terms of style!
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden, like it says on the label. This has a vinuous and spicy aroma. Flavours are of brown sugar, burnt toffee and a surpising hops bites. Powerful and delicous.
Rune (7948) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle picked up at Sainsburys, TCR, London. Deep mahogany body covered by a thin layer, displaying nice laceworks. Dark fruity and nutty aroma. Pungent hop resin in flavour supported by anise and berries. Moderate bitter ending with a noticeable touch of alcohol. Perfect transition from smell to taste. Full bodied (a joy to drink at my hotel room, St Giles 30.04.2008)
Quack-Duck (7793) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, Waitrose Sidmouth 2008. Dark brown colour with a small head. Fruity nose. Very smooth, deeply malty with raisins, plums and shy hints of citrus fruit. Very malty indeed with a well-rounded malty finish. Delicious.
gnoff (7750) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 First rating
33 cl bottle. On April 16, 2009. Shared with deft. BB 25/03/10.
Clear copper color, medium tan head. Sweet and cream scent, also alcohol and fruity. Buttery, strawberry, cream, alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
[Trade by Dedollewaitor] Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and caramel. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle Sainsburyís Kidlington 14-04-06. Dark amber, roasted nuts in what is a very poweful aroma. Very good malty (slightly sweet) beer.