SarkyNorthener (3494) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Dark amber colour, small head. Aroma is predominantly malty a touch metalic. Taste as a vein of alcohol running through it. Flavours are of ripe fruits and malts, a little sweet and warming on the palate. A lot better than I expected.
redders1974 (557) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2016 Halfway to an english strong ale with more lager malts golden with frothy head that leaves some lacing
The_Osprey (4891) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can from Roman Food and Wine, Bow, London. As ’Gold Label Very Strong Special Beer’, 7.5% BB Aug 2015. Dark orange, sparkling, clear, small foamy white head. Aroma is McDonald’s apple pie, icing sugar, sugary malt syrup. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is imperial lager, booze, cracker malts, peppery spice and some metallic tang. It grew on me. Somewhere between a strong lager and a barley wine.
Garrold (3348) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Handsworth Social Club, Sheffield. Whilst attending the Handsworth and Richmond Allotment Society AGM. And I’m struggling to decide which of the two is the most hard work to get through...
minutemat (3274) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml can from Nisa Wolverhampton City Centre. Had to change trains in Wolverhampton and fancied a beer. After searching 4 nearby off licenses this was the only beer I hadn’t tried yet. Felt so wrong buying it, but my curiousness got the better of me. Pours clear copper with a light haze and massive cream head. Initially quite light tasting and clean for the ABV, but still moderately sweet with a sticky finish. About half way through the taste got too cloying and metallic as it warmed and just found it too hard to finish. Best avoided.
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can - copper red with a big off white head which fills up the glass and then gradually fades to a ring - some thin lacing. Aroma of fruit, spice, smoke, soap and a touch of roast malt. Taste is malts and a hint of fruit, lightly spicy, metallic, slightly bitter. Sweet and sticky. It’s not very good.
Rossbear (18) - Wendover, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a classic, I felt like I was channeling my great grandfather as I sipped this wonderful little brew. A nice balance of sweet and bitterness is displayed and though they are prevalent I found the slight metallic tang part of the experience.
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blackisle (1525) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a note 2011 or 2012. Bottle. Strong sweet nose, bread, grains, fruit (cherries, apricot, plum), caramel, alcohol, woody, clear deep amber, bubbly white head that vanishes quickly, bittersweet taste, vinous, oily texture, full-bodied, dry bittersweet finish with some caramel, alcohol…
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from supermarket. Pours a lovely amber with some gas, dense head which quickly diminishes. Atone of fruits, berry and alcohol. Tastes malts and slight fruit, with alcohol presence. Lovely oil Mouthfeel. Not bad at all.
adamah (214) - - AUG 26, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
The aroma is offensively metallic. The color was a clear amber color with no head at all but lots of bubbles. The taste was lightly sweet with a hint of bitterness. The flavor was very light like a cheap lager. The body was very light and thin. Overall: all I have to say is drain pour.
berkshirejohn (5515) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl can picked up in Alsager. Golden amber with a billowing cream head that quickly falls back; obvious alcohol on the aroma, with some grain; bittersweet grainy body; and a warming finish. Not a lot going for this, especially when compared to Bank’s Barley Gold.