slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decently large beige head over dark brown (there could be purple here... or maybe not :)
). Nose is VERY sweet w/ rasins. The taste is equally sweet, all malts, that equal up to honey and more dark fruits. Theres even a little alcohol here. Good, just too sweet for me.
BBHansen (91) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ sisters place: Appearance: pours red/brown with small frothy off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, fruit, oak, vanilla and floral notes. Palate: low carbonation, medium to rich body with notable sweetness. medium duration and a oily texture. Overall: very good and tasteful old ale.
gunnar (5226) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours very dark ruby with a small creamy tanned head. Vinous aroma with dark ripe fruits, cherry and dark caramel. Taste is light dry, dark fruity with raisins and caramel, weak wood. Light oily mouthfeel with a shy herbal finish, very good.
SlackerMads (1547) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown with a medium sized light brown head. Cocoa, wood, earthy, dark fruits, dried fruits, light caramel, flowery hops. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Ok, ok.
undercurrent25 (1394) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark colour, taste is of molasses and burnt sugar, strong alcohol on the palate
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic and leading English ale, blend of an old beer with a young one and in that sense an interesting expansion of the relatively limited but complex world of English old ales, which Michael Jackson compared to the Rodenbachs. Complex, interesting beer with lots of maltiness and dried fruits, cake and sweet caramel malts, subtle sourish note, complex finish with warming alcohol. I definitely have to try this again some time.
slowrunner77 (646) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with the cookie comments on previous ratings. Pretty nice malty and slightly spicy brew here. Medium to thick bodied, and pleasantly warming all around. I’ll likely get every now and then..."
ejr (139) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rødbrun i fargen med et lite beige skum. Aroma av malt, rosiner, karamell, mørk- og syrlig frukt. Smaken følger aroma, men alkoholen tar litt mye plass.
flying_pig (934) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Tesco (£1.79):
Sweet to start with dark, ripe fruits & sugar. Rich smelling with some figs, dates, musky notes & caramel malts with some toffee. Sweet without overpowering, some bread, faint vanilla & subtle hops also feature.
Chestnut brown & clear with a 1cm, fine bubbly head that’s a light brown colour & fades to a thin, patchy lacing after about 35 seconds.
Quite sweet with sugar & fruits that includes raisin & figs. Vanilla & hops around the middle but neither manages to dominate. There is some toffee & caramel malts in there as well with some oak & butterscotch too.
Rich & very sweet with a smooth, medium body & light carbonation. The beer is quite complex & rich with an ever so slightly bitter finish.
Started very well with a lot of sweetness & various fruits & held up well right until then end when it started to fade ever so slightly. Not a bad beer at all but it falls short of being a great one.
Inbreak (2033) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
11.08.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly roasted and boozy, dark malts, grass, oak, alcohol, sour coffee, weeds, burtn caramel, chocolate. Taste is kind of harsh grassy, alcohol, dark malts, grass, minerals, weeds, hay, sour coffee. Medium bitterness, sour-ish watery and metallic mouthfeel. Meh!
niklasdietz (83) - DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Clear reddish brown with small off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, oak, slight roasted coffee and spices. Taste is sweet caramel, raisins, brown sugar. Light to medium carbonation and slightly watery mouthfeel.
- with thirst, Niklas