Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Waitrose Sunningdale, 31/08/13.
Dark mahogony brown with slightly reddish hues and a good sized light tan head.
Nose is bready malts, dark fruit tones, light cocoa, dates, sticky toffee pudding.
Taste comprises cake mix, bready malts, treacle toffee, dates, muscavado sugars.
Medium bodied with a little bite, fine carbonation, sweet fruity tang in the finish.
A most decent old ale, I’d happily return to a bottle of this as a winter warmer ... IF ONLY I COULD DRINK A BEER I’VE ALREADY HAD BEFORE WHICH I CAN’T BRING MYSELF TO DO ANYMORE ... AAAAAAAArrrrrrrrghhhhhhhh
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a purple hue and a small tan coloured head. The aroma has notes of plums and sweet caramel together with a little licquorice. The taste has more dark fruits together with a little chocolate malt and a feel of oil or petrol. A nice tasty fruity, quite full-bodied beer
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark brown with a tan head that soon disappears; aroma vinuous with some malt; almost oily feel in the mouth, reminiscent of a full-bodied red wine, pleasantly dry malty aftertaste. Really good.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, some roasted malts and fruits. Flavour is plum, caramel malts, some hops and toffee. Quite sour, but refreshing.
pivnizub (9030) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very, very dark reddish-amber coloured, small fluffy tanned head; shy but complex aroma, composed of toasted malt, sweet fruits, coffee and liquorice; robust bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; sweetness in the fruity, coffeeish finish. a fine stuff.....
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Waitrose in Staines. Deep brown coloured ale with a lasting off white head. Fruity, caramel, roasted coffee and malt. Very drinkable and one of the better offerings from Hogs Back Brewery.
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - rich dark chesnut colour, and a crema type head that films quick but does linger. Rich broody darkness, lots of dark raisin, some lactic sweet/sourness with touches of caramel, burnt toffee and woody components. If not for the fatness & drinkability, it would be getting close to barley wine characters like other suggest
Vignale (2205) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En mörk strong ale med fin maltkaraktär. Ändå inte en öl som stack ut tillräcklig för att bli minnesvärd.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with smallish off white head. Aromas of dark stone fruits, treacle and roasted grain, Flavours are quite sweet with some grain bitterness on the finish. medium to thin mouthfeel.
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at The Bree Louise. Clear almost black - no head. Burned, oiley, sweetness, fruity, rubber, berries, dark fruits, black berries, tarmac. OK.