VastActiv (1618) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Originally rated 24032012. Colour is clear copper with small head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, sweetness, honey, fruits and malts.
viktorvee (456) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strongroom festival. A fat, un-nuanced alcohol whiff and some sweetness and nut much else. Not golder as such but mid brown. Flat and syrupy, the alcohol so dominates that itís not very pleasant, tastes like Eastern European tramp beer.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bishopís Arms, MalmŲ, Gustav Adolf Torg
Beautiful amber color, the head from the sprinkler is short lived. Mild caramel aroma and more pronounced caramel flavor; it has a moderate nuttiness, and correct bitterness; give it some time, and it will show some silky liquor esters too in the aroma, subtle.
A good beer, but not as rich as it should be; not enough malty.
jookos (1307) - FINLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cast. Dark amber clear. Sweetish caramel, light english earthy, woody hops. Medium bodied, sweet caramel malty. A bit boozy. Some darker, sweetish fruity flavours along the lines of raisins and dark syrup. A bit of yeast. A strong sweet malty ale. A bit too dark, condensed for me.
-- beerbasher/harmattan (N9)
OllieBBommel (865) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer@tasting. Head: almost none. Colour: clear golden. Aroma: hops, malt, alcohol. Taste: hops, malt, alcohol, bitter. Palate: dry, medium bitter finish, alcohol, low CO2. Overall:ok.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Spread Eagle, Croydon. It pours clear amber with a small off-white head. The nose is golden syrup, wood, leather, spice, sultana, date and toffee. The taste is wood, spice, golden syrup, raisin, sultana, toffee, light astringency, alcohol warmth, with a dry, warming. Medium-full body, soft carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Very smooth indeed. A quaffable winter warmer.
jfb (3155) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) pours a slightly hazy copper colour with no head. aroma of raisins and bread dough, with a hint of marzipan, herbal hops, dandelions and treebark. flavour is mostly the same, raisins, caramel and vanilla, with a hint of roasted malts and booze in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Borresteijn (4139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at In de Wildeman. The Golden Pride was beer of the month not too long ago, but that was the kegged version (are you reading this, my fellow Dutch raters? ;-) Clear copper amber colour, no head. Aroma of marmelade, bitter fruitcake, alcohol, white raisins, light spicy. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, marmelade, sweet alcohol, candied fruits, nice bitter hoppy finish with a little earthy liquorice root. Medium-bodied. Better than the kegged version.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at In De Wildeman. Pours clear amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, overripe dark fruits, banana and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with little carbonation.
deanso (4112) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the koffer.
Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Caramel aftertaste. Nice brew.