jjsint (769) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pale brown, a trifle insipid looking. Light aroma off wood, chocolate cherries, fleeting astringency. Sweet and warming, stays sweet all the way to the finish, where the bitter edges come up a bit. Fulfilling and very drinkable for the ABV.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malt bomb. Classic English strong I guess... After my love affair with the 1848 I expected more hops and more all over really. I wouldnít call it thin, just totally malt driven, and a bit one-dimensional. Nice after dinner beer
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home .... deep copper ... big tan head ... soft toffee malt ... sweet roast nose... bitter malts ... darkroast .. massive bitterness... i suspect they nailed this one... but i really really dont like it...toffee malts...creamymalts ... light metalic ... soft roast ... biter bitter... Big blackcurrant. Toffee
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A very clear mahogeny color w/ a little off-white head. Aroma is a ton of malt! Some earthy spices as well, quite nice actually. Definitely some warmth in the mouth. This is a malt bomb as advertised. Caramel, warm spices, heavy, wet rye, some fruit sweetness - both dark and lighter fruits. Hardly any hops to balance all this malt. An okay brew, but nothing great, Iíd have to say. Too sweet. Not the freshest bottle either.
daniele (5384) - ITALY - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nocciola schiuma media discreta persistenza leggero frutato note maltate leggere tostatature etilico piuttosto bilanciata tra malto e luppolo frutta secca
tlind2 (1130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Slightly oaky aroma. Smooth, full flavor with juicy malts and pretty good balance for the ABV. Full body, medium carbonation. This is reminiscent of Fullerís Vintage Ales. Nice!
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear chestnut color, off whit half finger of head. Good strips of lacing.
nose is caramel, nuts, and malt. very rich nose.
taste is pretty much in line with the nose. exception being some good balance with citrus from the hops. Adds a bit of a wooded character to the beer. Nice.
Medium feel and carbonation. Just a slight bit heavy. Nice beer though
Borup (5872) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at DōE 2013. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, hops, caramel and alcohol.
Kavu (2232) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l bottle from Flagship Alko. Pours deep chestnut with a low head. Aroma is rich malts with nuts. Flavor is malts, nuts, dark fruits and hops. Nice!
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a firm white head. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Flavour is toasted biscuit, toffee and nut on a roasted dry malt finish.