Tsekouratos (116) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared. Poured a dark amber-red body with a beige head, not so thick or lasting. Aromas of dark fruits and caramel. A little alcohol present, especially at higher temperatures. taste was the same with alcohol dominating everything and some dark fruits, mainly plums and some resins. The aftertaste is "hoppy" and fruity and somewhat medium long. light-medium body with light carbonation.
madmitch76 (13397) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st January 2014
Clear deep amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is sharply crisp. Minerals. Light malt with a little cream. Touch of bitter toffee. Over ripe orange and pithy fruit. Whisper of marmalade. Light touches of floralness and bitterness before a minerally crisp finish. Slightly over carbonated but pretty tasty.
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís dark amber with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of sweet caramel, fruits and malt. The flavor is sweet with a light bitterness and notes of preserved fruits, malt, caramel, and the finish is slightly dry and a bit spicy!
Philym (714) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with cm thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bread dough/biscuit, note of dried fruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dried fruit, malty, astringent finish with a hint of caramel, pepper and alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very good and glass lace.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head and a medium body. Slightly fruity with a subtle presence of hops.Finnish is hoppy.Very easy to drink considering its reasonable strength.
Sarpa (673) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl @ west hervanta. Pours dark amber, small head. Malt, dark fruits in the aroma. Malty, slightly bitter, dark fruits in the flavour.
Desverger (1288) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Barrowboy and Banker, London Bridge - Copper/brown pour with good white head. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Sweet dark malts, nutty, toffee, caramel, choc, some dried dark fruit, slight spice, nice sweet/balance. Great!
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Barrowboy and Banker, London Bridge. Reddish-brown pour with a white head. Bonfire toffee, dark fruit and raisin aroma. Rich raisin flavour with sultana and chocolate. Long sweet finish. Very tasty.
TBone (11937) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml ABM, Clear dark copper color, steady decent beige head. Nutty, caramelly nose. Medium-bodied. Licorice, nutty maltyness, caramel, a bit harsh bitterness and alcohol. Certainly some Fullers house flavors familiar from ESB.
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of yeasty malt, sark fruit. Medium body, flavour is sweet, spicy, dark fruit, raisins, bitter finish.