blutt59 (6049) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to SS, almond amber colored pour with off white soapy foam, fruity metallic aroma, flavors of dried apricots, metallics, fruity medicinal finish
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #24890. Hazy orangeish amber pour with a dense beige head that lasts a while. Aroma is quite sweet with notes of honey, brown sugar, orange, apricot and grass. Flavour is very similar and also on the sweet side but is balanced by the bitterness, and is also a bit spicier. Dry, slightly grainy mouthfeel with low carbonation and a lingering bittersweet finish. Although last yearís was probably better, this isnít bad drinking now and would likely improve with a bit more age.
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Colour is Roasty golden brown with a creamy white head. Clear with good bubbles. Smell alcoholic with fine wine and brandy thrown in, some red berries, and classic malt sweetness. Taste is beautiful rich smooth malt with a touch of well balanced English hop bitterness. A bit of raisin. Big yet occasionaly subtle flavour. Doesnít hit you over the head (at least not until the end of a bottle!)
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok, avrei dovuto farla invecchiare di piý (semicit.), perÚ ne ho altre due in cantina e quindi non mi sono fatto molti scrupoli: barley wine complesso e ben maltato, piuttosto corposa e con qualche asprezza che spero si smusserŗ nel tempo.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 6299 courtesy of Fullers. Still a bit hazy with a very thin head, not much lace at all. Sweet, but some maltiness, not too thick on the nose. Mouth is a little bit thick, quite green still, still some obvious alcohol, and a little bit treacley, without the moth feel to go with it. Bit disjointed, but it will get better.
Cirrhosis (1230) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #040451. Great beer, just plain and simply a great beer. Honey brown with some copper, a limited tan cap was floating on top but left behind a impressive bubble ring the lasted long a created good lacing. Aroma is weaker then I would hope for but still good. Hops the aroma of carbonation, this gives way to a creamy malt presence and on deep inhales cherry and alcohol are noticed. Taste is light and smooth with a big mostly malt presence. Cherry, some coffe and a perfect hops flavor that leave a lingering bitter in the mouth. Good amount of woody alcohol to warm the stomach without over heating the beer. Perfect blend of bitter sweet and alcohol make this an easy and enjoyable beer.
nick76 (4278) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is sweet and boozy with molasses, caramel, toffee, malt, and whiskey spiked fruitcake. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and quite strong and the finish is clean. The palate is very smooth. I am impressed with this beer but I wanted a less clean finish and less booze.
Jblauvs (1350) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Amber pour, Nearly Brown, with a full creamy white head. Bready, wheat cracker, sweet, intense toffee, rum soaked tiramisu. Flavor is intense toffee, caramel, candied walnut, pecan. Bready as shit, Great representation of an English Strong ale.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish amber pour with a lively white head. The aroma is hugely bready with notes of wheaty crackers, toffee, nut, rum tiramisu, and caramel. The flavor is caramel, nutty toffee, bread, dough, and a light spicy hop note. The palate is medium to full bodied with a supple, smooth mouthfeel and a chalky finish.
MiP (13836) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Kō10. Hazy red colour. The flavour is sweet. Good alcohol burn. Nice maltiness. Tastes good now, in 2010.