sm89walt (1838) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear and subdued ruby red with little to no head, just a fine layer of beige carbonation. Chocolate, raisin & berry and a hint of oak & alcohol on the nose. Quite nutty yet fruity flavours - berry and raisin - with some chocolate and alcohol and a roasty, slightly smokey finish. Lightly warming, medium body with a lasting dry nutty & roasted bitterness and a fruity aftertaste.
Gary (1732) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask@ Man Of Kent.Hay ho,this is goody’o.Fact is-if I see a beer 6% on tap I’m always buying it.Don’t blame me.The type of brew Pirates drink. Tepid and old school dark fruit flavours.Big treacly malt.Chocolate,tobaco ,smoke .Shiver Me Timbers.Or someting
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I do like a Hopdaemon, but found this a bit muddy. Sweet and malty, but a bit too grainy for me.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Sim rate (bottle at Chris O’s Shindig): Smell and flavour of apple - green apple according to Shane. Slightly bitter finish.
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 6%. Malty aroma, a bit sweet hoppiness. Cloudy dark amber colour. The flavour has a spicy hoppiness and the aftertaste a roasted bitterness.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of kook. Clear, orangey brown with a lightly creamy, off-white head. Slightly perfumy, hoppy nose. Medium body, malty and lightly caramelish. A dry and rather clean, hoppy finish. 210906
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brownish in colour with a rather small head. Malty and slightly roasted. Notes of hops and spices and very weak hint of raisins.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazy deep red beer with a thin rim of off-white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of berries and lighter ones of metal. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of berries, leading to a dry slightly woody end.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ Blakes of Dover, 1 February, 2006
Wonderful winter warmer in true style. Big flowery hoppy aroma. Sweet but not overly so. Bitter but well balanced. Complex but still easily overviewed. Fruity, nutty, toffee, butterscotch, malts, hops. The full monty.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ligt brown with a reddish note. Small head.Nice caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavours with grapefruit hoppiness, yieldng a dry finish. Full-bodied and soft. A well-above average strong ale.