Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Body-almost opaque brown with a thick ring of bubbles. Nose-wet cardboard, muted hops, strong malt backbone, almost corny/husky, a really good balance of sweet/husk/hops, cereal, good clean taste. Very good beer that just screams “ENGLISH”.
Florya (1800) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: darkbrown, off-white head Aroma: dark fruits, nutmeg, orange.. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, smooth carbonation.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2004 edit.)Totally filtered, but strangely dark, golden brown, in the deepest shade. Short lasting head, beige. Big malted aroma, with notes of apple and hazelnuts.Full and bitterroasted taste, pearly carbo, witch carries the beer good. The harsh bitterness in the finish helps the mere 5,5% to feel so much bigger.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose Is chocolate, dark, sweet, heavy malt, cereal, feel is watery, carb Is mediumlow, taste Is medium burnt malt, cane sugar, rye notes, weak oak, sour tobacco notes, medium bitter hops finish
Foffern (1693) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a clear reddish brown colour with a small beige head. Careful aroma of some wood, leather, malt, rye bread, dried fruit and hint of chocolate. More pronounced flavour of the same but with a fruityness that feels a bit belgian. Nice. Has a slick mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A balanced and good Christmas ale.
StevieT (1625) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with quite a mixed bag of flavours and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Could drink a couple
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. pours a dark brown with very small head. just noticed that this is brewed for xmas. I had it in the height of summer on one of the hottest days - still went down well! aroma is rich of malts and spice. taste is much the same and as per the description, a very smooth after taste. some spices right at the end.
KeefOz (1560) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BB 06Feb14. Poured a mahogany red brown colour with a thin light tan bubbly head that diminished quickly to a line of bubbles. Poor lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma delightfully of chocolate but with under-lying alcohol. Taste of malt sweetness followed by a nice mild tasty hops bitterness that was not over-bearing. Medium body. Smooth finish. Quite OK.
danielyabu (1549) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
small frothy offwhite head. flat brown thin body. aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, moderate malt. if: light bitter moderate sweet. ff: moderate bitter sweet; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. amargor lupulo, dulçor chocolate. 100s
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel, chocolate, figs, currants, dates and crap. Motor oil brown, not heady at all. It has that rough, burnt malt flavor I love oh so much. Complex, chalky feel and aftertaste. Very dense, though thick isn’t the right word.l Another winner in the English heavy traidtion.