MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2004 (Traded at the brewery late Oct 2004)
Label says: A strong dark beer, originally brewed for the festive season. Maris Otter Malting Barley, Fuggles Goldings and Challenger Hops, with a handful of Chocolate Malt, combine to give a robust, dark ale.
Dark brown in color and a rich head. Plums in aroma. Plums, raisins and nuts in taste. Fullbodied and quite sweet and nice for a cold winters day. A roasted finish with a hint of chocolate/nougat. Very good for a UK bottled beer.
TorbenH (925) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, nuts, bread, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
WVHouseofBeer (921) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark brown color with a frothy khaki head. Nice aromas and flavors of toffee, caramel, nuts and maybe a little bit of chocolate. Body is a little thin. Sweet and chewy finish. Very good beer.
StevieT (919) - 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
Cantabrian (919) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tummy bug brown, with no mentionable head. I had it too cold, so there isn’t much I can say about the aroma. Flavour is woody, with plenty of alcohol, actually quite interesting, with a hoppy bitterness that lingers for a long time in the mouth. Medium bodied, it has plenty of carbonation. Must be consumed at a proper temperature, much higher than straight from the fridge.
Fukito (891) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark ruby copper color with some orange hues and a small off white head. Aroma is faint burnt caramel and some fruit . Flavor is crystal malts with some spicy notes. A tad too sweet
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with Andrew and Carla. Pours a clear medium brown with long lasting frothy foam. Smellls a slightly sweet and bitter with hints of nuttiness. Tastes nutty with hints of alcohol and coffee.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful chestnut brown colour. Very malty british ale with nuts and spices ending in a dry bitter finish.
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (damaged notes from the flooding of my basement). Sweetish aroma...all I could read.
Martin243 (858) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle served cellar cool in a 1/2 pint chalice for topping up. Dark ruby with an offwhite head.Nutty aroma, smooth slick mouth feel, fruity flavour with a definite blackcurrant predominance. Lovely sipping beer.