patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pint bottle - Pours very dark brown with a thin head and a rich malt aroma that has some hints of dark fruit. The flavor includes sweet roast malts, dark fruit, coffee, and mild hops. It’s medium bodied and may seem a touch watery if served very cold, but letting it warm helps and really brings out the complex flavors. The hops bitterness kicks in a little more in the pleasing finish. Superb and highly recommended.
Cunningham (3039) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear deep nutty brownish and subtle red color, with an off white layer that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Vinous, fruity and caramel malty.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Well balanced and nice malty, raisin/plum fruity, vinous, vanilla and some oak.
Overall impression: Tasty evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden.
Silvan7 (154) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Centoundici. Al naso ricorda quasi una stout con deciso profumo di caffè e luppolato erbaceo, ma in più sono ben percettibili sentori alcolici / di liquirizia e di caramello. Ad una seconda annusata sento anche profumo di burro e biscotti, come il fondo di una cheese cake. Il colore è rosso rubino, solo lievemente opalescente, decisamente carbonata. Schiuma tra il paglia e il nocciola quasi cremosa. Il gusto è interessante, ricorda un whisky non torbato, ha un bel tostato di sottofondo e l’alcool anche se non forte è piacevole. Finale lungo amaro ma non pungente.
mnoud (215) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013.05.31 - Greene King Olde Suffolk - bottle in pint glass. No vintage indicated on bottle.
Aroma: a toffee-ish or caramel aroma and some dark fruits.
Appearance: Pours around 24 on SRM scale. Deep caramel tan with a bit if redness or mahogany. Head was off white or light tan and pretty active and about 2 fingers until it dissipated to light foamy cap and ring, some lacing.
Taste: If you’ve had Old Craft Hen it’s quite similar which I guess is down to both being blends using Old 5X. Both are yummy. I think I’d be interested in trying Old 5X on its own. I think I’d give the nod to Old Crafty Hen if only for price and availability but both are quite good.
Palate/Mouthfeel: pretty light, a bit watery. Not a lot of carbonation once the head dies down.
Overall: repeat purchase worthy for sure but Old Crafty Hen may be easier to find and cheaper and is pretty similar.
Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 16/20
NordicV (792) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mörkbrun möl med lätt smutsvitt skum. Smörkola, mörkt socker och torkad frukt i doften. Samma i smaken, men i mindre omfattning. Torr avslutning.
grimreaperguru (212) - santee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a light tan head. The aroma was of earthy bread with a skunky tone to it. The flavor was of spicy burnt toffee. The body was medium with a bitter and skunky aftertaste. Overall it was okay.
morri (83) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Tiny tan head. Clear reddish brown body. Aroma of malt and burned wood. Quite sweet and appealing. The alcohol taste is barely present.
DavidWoodruff (262) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Sweet smelling with dark fruit and malt vinegar.
Appearance; Dark brownish red with a thin light brown head.
Flavor: Oak, dark dried fruit, marzipan and a bit of molasses.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, low carbonation and a long medium sweet, woody finish.
Overall: Please Sir may I have another?
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Anderson. It pours deep ruby-brown with a small off-white head. The nose is wood, earth, dried fruit, fruit cake, brown sugar, candied peel and some spice. The taste is wood, toffee, earth, leather, light spice, sherry, faint sourness, fruit cake, plum and a touch of alcohol warmth with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and fairly low carbonation. Good depth of flavour and well-balanced. Impressed to see that GK can actually make something of this calibre. Bravo.
Lilja (997) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av mycket karamell, malt, humle, knäck, sirap, plommon, fattoner av ek, lite smörig och toner av vanilj, äpple och madeira.
OllieBBommel (709) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: beige. Colour: clear, ruby dark. Aroma: hops, fruit. Taste: some bitter. Palate: smooth, light bitter finish. Overall: nice.