allmyvinyl (9052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown, decent off-white head and lacing. Slightly metallic aromas, toffee malt and dark sugar. Taste is sweet, finishes sweet and strangely thin. OK.
marcus (8821) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a nutty aroma. There is a nutty smoked malt flavor with a very dry finish that sticks to the palate. Pretty tasty.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer with a short lived tan coloured head. The aroma is fruity with plums and prunes. Alcohol and wood also. A little chocolate in the fruity vinuous, warming taste. A good tasty beer which doesn’t suffer at all for the pasteurization, but then the maltier beers don’t.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Head light brown. Body Dark red. Aroma choccolate, orange. Spicy bitterrness, malty, complex and lovely.
alexsdad06 (8449) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear brown with a small but creamy beige head. The aroma is dry fruity like figs with caramel and biscuity malt. A slight nuttiness wafts in late. The flavor is heavy on the dark fruits, some caramel malts, some bread/biscuits, and a touch of hoppy bitterness. I think I was expecting a bit more spice which just wasn’t there. Worth a try once.
mabel (8425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2647-20091206] 500mL bottle. Little chocolate grainy malt aroma with a little toasted nut. Clear, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet thick toasted malt flavour initially followed by a nuttier slightly bitter finish. Medium-full body. Good, tasty.
(c/o mebden, w/ jerc)
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Not my favorit. Looks like cola. Not much head. Sharp aroma, thin palate. Flavor mostly some bitterness, not much malt.
Re-rated: Has a lot more floral hops. Pours fine, dark and with a fine head.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut beer with a big light tan head. Caramel, nut, and light spice aroma. Caramel, light spice, light earth flavor with faint hops. Medium-light body. Easy drinking. Caramel and some xmas spice linger.
ManVsBeer (8073) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine winter ale, full bodied with plenty of sweet fruitiness. It also has pleasant subtle roasted flavours and coffee notes. Very dark brown with a small off-white head.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep mahogany body with ruby tints. Generous tan head. Juicy roasted malt snout with a hint of fudginess. Chewy stouty roast, red wine creaminess and intensely roasty, bitter cocoa afters. But not at the complete exclusion of the hops. Good creamy-bitter balance. Some warming, whiskeyish booziness and redness in the face. Another winner courtesy of one of England’s finest.