Scipio (810) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deeper brown with an average beige head. Aroma is more heavy and malty, consisting of caramel, nuts, fig, and some slight spice notes. Roasted. The taste is pretty much what I was expecting from the nose. It is more nutty here and the I do get a bit more spice, especially at the end. The aftertaste is more nutty over everything else. It lasts awhile, but isnít very strong. This is very smooth when drinking, with a medium body and some flatter carbonation. Nothing bad to report, although this one isnít all that special.
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 27/05/16.
Rich chestnut to mahogany brown with a decent beige cap of bubbles that retains well.
Nose is rich malt, straw, grain, toffee, dark fruit esters, light spice.
Taste comprises fruit loaf, dates, brown sugar, brown bread, light spice, treacle toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with balanced bitterness.
Decent flavoursome English Strong ... goes well with cheddar.
Brandman (2624) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Just comments and numerals due to social interaction. Dark mixed fruits, caramel, rich complex malt for such low abv beer.
LazyPyro (370) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown appearance with a small dissipating tan head. Malty aroma, caramel, earthy notes, dark fruit, hint of chocolate. Taste follows the aroma, also a slight nutty flavour and light roast. Slightly sweet with a lightly bitter finish.
matstrange (90) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice head on pouring with an almost black complexion. Very malty taste with a hint of nuttiness and a bit of a kick at 5.5%.
Night_Cap (54) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Bottle 500ml. Served at cellar temperature.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with red highlights and a lightly tanned, frothy head that lasts well. Aroma is of earthy hops, spiced cookies, dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, blueberries and prunes. Flavour is a light earthy/spicy hop bitterness with toffee, chocolate, roasted nuts, sultanas, plums, a hint of coffee and a dry, earthy/roasted finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a good length finish. Very well balance and moreish!
HopMagnet (17) - Katoomba, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Rich brown ale with modest head. Delightful aromas of malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Richly flavoured, multi-layered palate with nutmeg, caramel and spice, slightly sweet finish. Gosh!
Sjohnh (656) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a reddish tinge, starting with a decent off- white head but soon looking like Pepsi. Medium body. Very malty, giving burnt toffee and some bitter chocolate. Also nuts and some dried fruits. Bit too much of a tar taste for me.
PapaVillum (826) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahognifarvet og rolig julebryg / English Strong Ale med 3 cm stor moccafarvet skumkrone, som svinder til et par mm tykkelse.
Ganske fin og anderledes aroma af soyasovs og brunkage. Senere noter af rugbrød.
Dejlig smag med let indledende syrlighed og en fin balanceret bittersødme med noter af chokolade og ristet malt. Aldrig for sød, aldrig for dominerende bitterhed, selvom denne spiller den største rolle. Solid bitter, middel sødme.
Blød mundfølelse med en nedjusteret karbonering. Middel fyldig krop og olieret konsistens. Afslutningen er bitter, kort og tør.
Forbavsende meget smag i denne forholdsvis alkohol-milde jule-ESB. Og ganske god.
500 ml, flaske, 5,5 % ABV, BB: 24/10/15, købt i SuperBest i Rødovre Centrum.
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Muggus69 (1909) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle from Dan Murphys. BB 29 SEP 16
Good looking beer - deep bronze body, holds a tight beige head.
Malty nose - roast nuts, burnt caramel, golden syrup, treacle, dark plummy esters, some dried fruit and earthy leafy hop character.
Medium bodied, rather dry, slight roast astringency thins it out a slight bit, it has to be said, carbonation perhaps a touch coarse.
Delivers plenty on the palate - toasty malts, browned nuts, treacle, dried leafy/tobacco-like hop note, raisins, plums, earthiness lingers on a dry finish with a strong bitterness.
Packed full of character, strangely alluring and highly drinkable.
TorbenJensen (1435) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It is a very malty aromatic ale with overtones of nuts and chocolate. The taste is filled with caramel and dried fruit (raisins), light tones of dark chocolate and walnut. Everything is composed in a very simple manner that at no time are confused. Hop bitterness is marking and keep the balance well in check in this well brewed ale. Towards the end, a little notes of coffee and a dry aftertaste. It is simply completed and delicate.