Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a somewhat hazy reddish brown with a modest light tan creamy head that fails quickly leaving a velum like coating of lace. Nose has a sweet rich malt aroma, caramel, and a bit of hops, spicy and pleasant. Front is quite sweet, decently malted, with a touch of the bittering hops at the back, moderate in feel. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops delectable in their spiciness, sweet and dry aftertaste lingers long on the palate, a quite nice beer.
drmet (784) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
-pours a clear brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
-caramel,toffee,cherry,strawberry,plu to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
This was great.
Mister_Li (871) - GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klares rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, Röstaromen, dunkle Schokolade, Nüsse, schwer.
Haz_1 (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bloody nice strong dark ale. Not that strong really, but enough to not be to weak. Would buy again for sure. Oh yeah, it’s English.
Theydon_Bois (16615) - 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 (2831) - 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 (520) - 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 (91) - 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 (82) - 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 (721) - 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.