HaakonBjerkeli (44) - NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper. Offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, bread, herbs. Taste is sweet, cara, bit of alcohol. Medium body, silky. Hops balance the rich maltyness.
mtu71 (225) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ochre head, fast, medium bubbled. Red brown, cloudy. Strong herbs and fruity aroma. Strong, sweet malts, strong hops. Rich and tasty. Thick, full palate. Good bitter after taste.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
abc_roma (20) - roma, ITALY - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bel cappello di schiuma bianca, liquido limpido con la giusta carbonazione. Naso liquoroso, corpo morbido e avvoltato, predominanza di malti dolci. Finale con una punta di amaro, retrogusto equilibrato. Ottima birra alla spina.
ERB92 (494) - 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 (2383) - 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 (1372) - 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 (1461) - Haderslev, 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 (1386) - Bodø, 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 (1902) - 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.