motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
it might be strong by australian standards but could do with a bit more. still, the alcohol is quite noticeable in the aroma. a bit too much brown sugar flavour. nothing really wrong with it but nothing to inspire. but let's hope lots of breweries here now decide to put out strong beers
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a thin light tan head and a deep caramel malt aroma. Crisp sweet malty body with a light bitterness throughout. Dry finish hides the alcohol quite well. A respectable and drinkable English strong ale from Down Under.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a deep red colour and tan head, slightly burnt toffee flavour, sweet and fruity and obviously warms you up nicely.
SBgoodDave (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I've finished my first case and will get soem more. A great drop by Australian standards, but not a classic on the global scale. Slightly thin in body for an English strong. Nicely bitter, but tending to sharpish. Tends to drink better when it arrives at cellar temperature - leave it out of the fridge for a while before you open it.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
very good looking beer, dark russet colour with a fair, though short lasting head. Aroma is of toasty malt with a little caramelized sugar. moving towards a grainy nuttiness and burnt malt, very drying chocolate and burnt toast.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Milwaukee White Elephant.
Opulent and transparent bronze in color with an icy white head and some sporadic lacing. Aroma discourages, drawing out wet dog, steel, hazelnut extract, and mince meat pie with backing soda substituting for sugar. Semi-flavorful force is highlighted by chestnuts and almonds. Nutty potpourri and a touch of caramel over cherries. Some Christmas blend pipe tobacco as well. Medium-to-fuller bodied, a touch fizzy, but generally bodes well upon the palate. Malt shovel takes its namesake seriously, and thatís a good thing, for the sake of balance. Finish is much the same, with hazelnuts, cherry cordials and caramel chews along with an underlying trait that reminisces of sodden autumn leaves.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, warm amber with an off-white head. Very fruity nose. Very full body with some caramel and the alcohol shining through a bit too clearly. Sweetish with a lightly hoppy finish. 150306
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
345ml bottle (strange size) at Chris O’s extravaganza. Wheat, liquorice and malt in the aroma and a definite aged character to it. Dark blonde colour with only a slight white head. Flavour is similar to the nose, again with the aged feel but this time with some hops to add balance. Great creamy palate which again suggests some age. Interesting but not outstanding.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich red brown color with a fluffy head. Aroma is a combination of smokey sweet, with a faint baking smell. First taste is entirely smokey, but aftertaste is a tasty blend of toffee, caramel and coffee. Almost like a Milky Way...
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper body thick tan head, Fruity nose with a hint of wet dog. Shame this is only available for short periods each year. Great with sunday roast. The wet dog hops can be quite noticeable depending on what else has been eaten / drank.