klm1 (352) - - APR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color with firm head. Aroma of caramel, oak, roasted malts. Taste is the same with low carbonation and little bitterness. ok beer.
Calisky (1451) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur brune avec reflets, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez de caramel et sucre cuits, gelatine sucrée. Gout de caramel cuits avec pudding, arome vanillé puis note fruitée, sucrée et note de chêne puis petite amertume en fin de bouche. Complexe mais très agréable. Subtile et douce sur le caramel et sucre, le tout vieilli avec du chêne.Pas mal
rotaman14 (259) - Potsdam, GERMANY - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather weak aroma of caramalts. Taste has a medium bitterness, balanced out by a raisin-like sweetness. Interesting marzipan aftertaste. Dry and medium bodied on the palate, slick carbonation.
Beergaard (174) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brownish beer, light beige head. Aroma of caramel and malt, nutty taste with notes of caramel, dark malt and some dried fruit
pricey290483 (641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
bottle very dark in colour with a strong aroma very strong full bodied taste not for me though this one
GoufCustom (978) - HONG KONG - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle as “Greene King Strong Suffolk Dark Ale” bought at Market Place by Jasons in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear dark amber copper colour with no yeast sediments; Less than one-quarter finger head with soapy beige foam which faded in 20 seconds;
Good sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of amber malt, with strong Port wine, red wine, caramel, light toffee, cherry, red fruits, sugar, wood barrel and faint grass; Close to medium sweet taste of rich amber malt, with very light tartness, quite strong caramel, dark bread, strong molasses notes, dark fruit notes, tasty light alcohol, traces of brown sugar, lime and light bitter grassy hops; Full body, quite thick palate;
Mouth feel is wholesome amber malt with fairly good dark bread and caramel in a rightfully thick body. Dark fruits and sweet light alcohol blended well in the barrel-aged background. Simple, easy and pretty subtle!... Hoppiness is faint grassy nose, Lime and light grass in taste. Bitterness is matching moderate for a malty-bitter finish; Quite dry after taste. Fruity, malty and comfy bitter to mouth.
Comments: As a blend ale, I think this one is more than decent - amber malty with neat and nice Port wine aroma, expressive but subtle sweetness which mix seamlessly with hidden booze and fruity barrel taste. A nice winter warmer, this is a comfy and easy winner. Will buy again for sure!
ThirstyBird (1993) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks John aka southbierbroski! Pours brown/orange with a tan head. The smell is molasses, dark fruit, slight licorice. The taste is dark fruit, caramel, molasses, very sweet in the middle ending with some dryness and tart fruitiness on the finish. Medium body, sticky with average carbonation.
rkehlet (36) - - MAR 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I Like it. Liquorice, caramel, and a faint butter like taste not diacetyl. Head retention not impressive but nice golden foam.
Larzan (10) - - MAR 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Little head. Winelike aroma. Buttery aroma and taste. Fruity malt taste finishing with a mild bitterness and sweetness.
InPivoVeritas (369) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with medium off-white head. Aroma of biscuits, toffee, chocolate, butter with some fruitness. Medium-high body. Medium bitterness. High carbonation. Rather sweet. Quite good.