JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fully hazy orange-amber; amber-yellow head, irregular, fast dwindling. Perfumed, vanilla, cardemom peel nose. Touch smoked flavour, tobacco-ashes. Quite some hops, not exactly the best IMO. Lots of malt, giving some (bitter) chocolate in the finish + more tobacco. Medium bodied. Mineral water feel, refreshing despite the dark malts. Nice beer, but only a Brit would call a 6% ABV beer a "strong" ale...
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly sweet red-brown beer. Fruity and nutty. The aroma isn’t very distinctive. Some bitterness on the finish. Pleasant, but not very imposing for a strong ale. Cask (gravity), White Cliffs Festival, February 2005.
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.
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, spicy notes too, perhaps caramel. Flavor starts moderate sweet, light acidic, light bitter finish. Creamy texture.
larsniclas (5731) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GBWF13
Light toffee in the aroma.
Sweet toffee and tidbits in the flavour.
SaintMatty (5526) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2012) - Copper coloured. Dried fruit, sultanas and toffee in the aroma. Malty and sweet taste with notes of malt, toffee and grapefruit.
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big hit of hops at first, then the fruit - slightly sour, a bit honeyed, mildly sweet. Some grapefuit, melon, passion fruit. Some rust, some fluff covered barley-sugar left in an old raincoat for a couple of months, a splash of cough mixture, and a hint of WD40. Not a bad little drink.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/IV/2012 - 500ml bottle @ The Goods Shed (Canterbury) - BB: X/12 (2012-347) Thanks to Thomas for sharing the beer!
Clear red brown beer, small beige head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: fruity, sweet malts, some caramel, touch of vegetables, barnyard. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sweet, malty, fruity, hint of chocolate, little bitter. Aftertaste: caramel, little sweet, some banana.
Zita (4919) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bread, light alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, light bitter finish.
thebeertourist (4901) - 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.