GregClow (2975) - Toronto, Ontario, - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Drink by date in July, drinking it in September - oops! Nice clear reddish-golden with a strong white head. Aroma is big and quite sweet - lots of toffee and lightly stewed peaches, some sweet orange peel and a bit of lightly toasted sugar. Body is full but not cloying. Flavour starts as sweet as the aroma suggests, with toffee/caramel and peach candy prominent, along with a bit of corn syrup and raisin bread, and even a hint of baked spiced apple. It dries out a bit toward the finish, which is moderately bitter, but I suspect the hops would’ve been a bit bigger and provided more balance when it was fresher. But even with some age on it, it’s a really pleasant beer that nicely straddles the line between strong ale and barley wine.
rami_pl (428) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
butelka, warka 12/05/2016. Aromaty i smak bardzo w slodowa strone, z dosc wysoka, niekoniecznie porywajaca i dluga goryczka. zaskakujaco w strone barley wine calosc, i pod tym wzgledem mile, tyle, ze brakuje chmielowych jakichs, ozywczych nut. dosc tresciwe, nieco lepkie w odczuciu. powtarzanie nie kusi
eastkenttom (95) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Generally stay clear of strong beers like this, but was given a bottle free so thought better to drink than waste. Actually surprised. Quite nice. Some bready notes to match the spicy citrus and cinnamon touch. 7.5/10.
Jado (649) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From pint bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper with a thin off-white head and light carbonation. Aromas of raisins, caramel, malt and flowers. Taste starts off with sweet caramel and stewed apple before an orange zest and pepper bitterness washes in. Finishes with raisins and cinnamon. Very decent beer.
graziano85 (360) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber/red color, with a nice medium head.
Smell is caramel malts, liquor, ripe fruits. Taste shows even better the caramel malts, maybe nuts, sweet but well balanced. Oily texture, low carbonation.
Some alcohol warmth in the end, but very drinkable.
v.zoltan (93) - HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Borostyán szin fehér hab. illata banános cseresznyés malátás és enyhén citrusos Ize : édesen indit, karamellás és gyümölcsös. Elképesztően jó sör!
CH-303 (1613) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Medium brown, clear. A little bit of off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, sweetness, some fruits.
Taste: Malt, fruit, sweet, oily, slight alcohol. Ok.
Bought: Sainsbury’s, 500 ml, Ł?.??
Info: 26/5-2015, BB: 17/9-2016
Lubiere (11011) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber brown ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice fruity caramel malt with light surranated floral hops, light treacle, vinous character, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, light honey, faint hops, but still solid after 3 years. Bottle from LCBO, Bb July 2012.
gegwilson (1939) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose in Witney. Pours amber with an off white head. Mild citrus aroma. Flavours of marmalade citrus, aniseed, sherry and caramel. Tasty. The alcohol is perhaps a little over evident, but not so much as to stop this being a very good beer.
drmet (226) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
-pours a clear copper-red with a medium,quickly dissipating,frothy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
-caramel,toffee,plums,raisins,figs,st the nose
-medium-full body,low-medium carbonation
-noticable alcohol,but not boozy
Great Strong Ale.
This is basically a beefed-up 1845 ale
SkillsFactory (149) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rossa con riflessi arancioni, limpida, schiuma ocra chiara non molto persistente.
Aroma di uva passa e banana matura, quasi medicinale, qualche nota liquorosa, leggero caramello.
Al palato stesse note, con una coda amara sempre sovrastata dal maltato.
Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata.