pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear, amber coloured, small stable off-white head; fruity and roast-malty aromas, a tinge of molasses, too in the relatively dry malty and hoppy nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering hoppy and sweet-malty finish,including traces of fruit-cake. Good Fullers quality, as usual............
gyllenbock (7700) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a nice color, dark red with a pretty white foam. Smells a bit toffee, malt, burnt, margarine and some fruitiness.
The flavor contains mainly caramel and hops. Bitterness is quite light. Some burned notes are there too. Nice and clear drinkable beer.
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Draught: 6-4-7-3-13=3.4
Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber-orange colour. Heavy malty aroma. Toffee and caramellic notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Too caramellic. Oily palate. Not very good, Improoved on tab!.
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, slightly hazy, medium custard coloured head, scanty lace. Delicious malty aroma, burnt toffee, brown sugar, hints of plummy fruit. Toasty toffee flavours, nicely spicy hinting at fruitcake, medium sweetness that dries out completely in the surprisingly bitter finish. Medium bodied, very tasty.
Fullers74 (72) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown. Light hop nose. Medium malt sweetness, medium hop finish. Light alcohol heat.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Best before 13/Sep/99. I disagree! Aroma is dusty caramel. Lightly sweet flavor, leather and prunes.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma similar to optimator; heavy fruit flavored maltiness. Taste is a bit smoother with a hopiness that nullifies the fruity malt aroma. Not a drain poor, but nothing to write home about.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seconds please! This beer is deep and rich with lush figgy and fruitcake aromas. I love this beer. It is a simple assessment, but this beer fit my mood aptly.
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear brown colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma. Sweet flavor. Bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottleĖpours a light tan head and dark copper color. Aroma is musty/earthy, medium malt, earthy hops. Taste is musty/earthy, medium malt, earthy/herbal hops, some alcohol. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for bring this back from his trip across the pond.