HV (4) - Utrecht, - JUL 31, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: deep orange golden colour, fairly long lasting white foamy cap – beautiful.
Aroma: malty, with hints of orange and mild spices (nutmeg, coriander), some alcohol.
Taste: quite malty, but very refreshing (almost “light”) due to the strong orange flavour, and a mild sweetness.
Body: quite sparkly, with heavy malt body.
Aftertaste: recurring orange taste, some malt, lightly acidic.
Drinkability: it is a very drinkable beer, but you can definitely tell you’ve had a 8.5% beer after one glass
ERB92 (294) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, bread, dried fruits, brown sugar, grains and grass in the aroma. Amber with a white head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a rich flavoured and well balanced brew with some warming alcohol in the finish.
brnandersen (1905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My English rating # 100! This classic would suit. 50 cl. bottle poured in to a Snifter. Clear, deep amber colour with a reddish tine. Thin, creamy off-white head. Good looking, actually. Fruity aroma with oranges, tangerine, bread, toasted malts, dried fruits and a grass-like bitterness. Some alcohol. Rather rich and malty. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body with a creamy to oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with rich fruits and malts. Lovely, classic brew.
JorgeLee (1188) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Curiously ugly bottle, actually. Glorious deep copper coloured beer. Strong brute of a beer, lots of sweetish boozy malt, barely matched with enough hop bitterness. Some Fullers house character, the yeast and maybe hop blend. Drinks easier than 8.5%, but really sits on your head afterwards. I enjoyed it.
ambrosemac (7) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely strong ale with enough character and flavour to make the alcohol strength indiscernible. This is a solid beer, a ’Gate-Keeper’ for the ’Strong Ale’ category..
martin00sr (635) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper, small offwhite head. Caramelly aroma. Flavour has malt and caramel, bitterness and dark caramel, oak and alcohol. Lingering bitter and pleasant boozy finish.
Foffern (1214) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Has a golden, dark bronze colour with a medium, light brown head that fades fast. Pretty flat carbonation. Sweet aroma of leather, dried fruit, fudge, heather, oak, liqueur and some hops. The flavour is similar but is a little light. Dry ending. Slick and mouth feel, and has a medium bitterness. A pretty decent and complex aroma but the flavour is surprisingly light. Nice bitterness though.
AdiBeer (1068) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel malts, molasses, alcohol, honey. Appearance: dark clear amber/brown, medium frothy beige head. Taste: light bitter and medium sweet. Palate: first the sweets, fruity, oranges, then turning quite bitter in the average-long finish. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale, sweets in the beginning
Bottle from Waitrose, Canary Wharf.
adster (327) - HUNGARY - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intenzív illata pörkölt maláta és karamell aromáját ontja magából, érezzük rajta, hogy nem egy könnyed darabról van szó. Belekortyolva egy rendkívül telt, egész szájat betöltő ízélményt produkál, melyben az illatában megfigyelhető pörkölt, karamellás jegyeken kívül az erősebb imperial stoutokra jellemző zelleres, fás karakter is érvényesül. Erőteljes, testes és igazán különleges, a végletekig kiforrott darab.
minutemat (1627) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours deep amber with bright orange aroma. Has a robust fruitiness in the taste with dried fruits, toffee, caramel and port-like characteristics, with lots of bitter malts on the finish. A great barley wine!
StilleStorm (716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DAA; Bottle 500ml. Pours clear cobber with a off-white moderate lasting and lacing head. Nose is light roasted malt, caramel, orange, ripe fruit and alcohol. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter, light spicy, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.