johnnnniee (2924) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tony, thanks for the opportunity!
Dark brown with beautiful ruby highlights. Dark sugars and butterscotch aromas dominate. Sweet burnt sugar and butterscotch flavors with lots of dark fruits. Almost non existent carbonation. Diacetyl bomb, meh.
werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark ale. Still very smooth and crisp. No heartburn and hang over. Nice tasting beer
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Dark malt, raisins, port, pear, roasted.
Appearance: Dark clear amber body. Very spare off-white head.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium-light sweetness. dark fruit, bread. Dry finish.
Palate: Medium-full body, light carbonation
Overall: An enjoyable beer. Different from the higher alcohol version, but still great!
340 ml bottle, poured.
12B. Robust Porter
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Loco Liquor in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg, bb 30/09/13
Dark mahogany color with medium sized head. The aroma is just caramel, but it has a certain elegance. The mouthfeel is soft and round; caramel flavor with a malt backbone, nutty, moderately sweet; correct bitterness.
The single elements of this beer are rather simple, but it has been brewed with elegance and skills; a perfect, British, Half Barley Wine.