Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark amber color. Sweet caramelly and resiny. Sweet soft caramel taste with some pine resin, nuts, toffee, prunes, raisins and warming alcohol. Bittersweet finish. Smooth palate. Tasty and well made beer although there is more caramel than I would like.
Erasmus_ro (1632) - Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Bottle, 200th English rating. Pours amber with a nice, beige head that lasts a long while. Aroma is fairly light with caramel, some orange marmalade. Taste is Fuller’s orange marmalade, caramel, fairly light. The herbal hit in the finish is rather a surprise that sets this one apart from the other Fuller’s strong ales. Full with decent carbonation.
Gurthnar (2483) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.e Aroma is caramel, stale, very average. Slightly soapy, metallic. Clear deep amber colour. Taste is rather sweet, caramel, honeyish, with a very stale hoppiness. At least alcohol is hidden well. This failed to impress me in any way.
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt in aroma. Caramel malt, some fruits, nuts.
fajry (908) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Tmava medena farba s bielou peknou penou Vo voni citit slad, karamel a oriesky. V chuti opat slad, prilis vela karamelu, jemne ovocia a oriesky. Alkohol je dost vyrazny a dlho trvajuci.
MisoW (2072) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours dark golden color, white foamy head. Aroma is carmel, malty, plums. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plums, alcohol.
Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It says ruby on the label and that’s a good reflection of the truth. Ruby to polished mahogany in colour with a skim of head and evident sparkle. Very rich aroma of plums, figs and steamed pudding. There’s some amber resinous quality and ripe autumnal fruits as well. It really is a complex aroma. A sweet, oily body and elegant flavours. Just a suggestion of bitterness but long finishing because of the mass of malty flavours. Indeed, malt is the superstar and begs for me to have more of this.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Malmö beer and whiskey festival. Sweet and malty with dried fruits caramel and some herbs.
Braastad (430) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, small head
Malty aroma has caramel and nuts.
Flavor has old fruits with toffee, nutty notes.
Alcohol does come through a bit.
mile (3237) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light berry fruitiness, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light fruitiness, light bread and faint hoppyness, light - some alcohol. Bit one-dimensional, lacks character. Could use more bitterness to balance alcohol and caramel sweetness.