richc (234) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 - Aroma of fortified wine, more port and Madeira than sherry. Hazy and a bit over carbonated. Flavour is pretty alcoholic with peppery notes wrapped around a fortified wine like base, more Madeira again I think. If anything a bit sweet.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004. Can’t believe this beer sits on the shelves for years here. Has the lovely full Harvest Ale taste, with ahint of sweet porto. No head, no carbonation and quite sweet. Not for everyone, but I love it!
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a cloudy brown-orange color with a bit of bubbly white head. The head fades away fairly quickly leaving behind barely any lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel malts with some white grape, dark fruits, some oak, brown and caramelized sugars, a bit of vanilla, and some booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of rich sweet caramel malts, caramelized sugars, grape, and some raisin and other dark fruits. Through the middle, some oak comes through with some more sherry flavor alongside some vanilla and a bit of brown sugar. The finish is a mix of sherry, sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, oak, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth and syrupy with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. The Sherry adds a nice complexity to the base beer. Overall nicely bold and fairly balanced.
jgasparine (10) - USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I hate to give this beer a bad rating. I have had it several times in the past, and have found it to be exquisite. However, this 2010 bottle was extremely oxidized- more oxidized than a 1988 Thomas Hardy’s Ale that I recently drank. This was disappointing a ruined the experience.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (2005) thanks to Kinz. Light brown with nice cream head. Smells very sweet- definitely get the sherry and maybe vanilla and an earthy quality with a slight sour note. Very sweet with something that borders on astringent. Very sweet finish, round mouthfeel. Not my thing. Yech.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle poured a lovely amber ale with a generous white head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Medium bodied with a sweet, fruity flavor with earthy hints. I wonder what all that stuff on the bottom was.
NikkTwist (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Monks. Cloudy honey brown with a big bubble head that quickly disappeared completely. Big rasin and date flavors. Dried apricot. Caramel covered apple. Minimal carbonation but still a nice full body. Very sweet but the cream in the sherry pillows the blow.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown pour, very little ring of carbonation and a nice sweet sherry aroma. Flavor is very woody, scotch, sweet cherry and good malty base and just slightly warming on the finish. Well done.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours an ruby brown with hardly any head smells and tastes of booze sherry honey sugar molasses caramel. Nice a bit sweet up over all solid. Had a sticky taste but of a burn.
JAXSON (513) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear rosy chestnut brown with a thin head. Nose is brown sugar, roasted nuts, pistachio ice cream. High sugars up front in the mouth, sweet roasted nuts, some dark fruits through the mid and finish. Tons of caramelized sugars, but pretty refined. Maraschino cherries and an almost milky quality, hence the pistachio ice cream comparison. Sweet as all get out, but nice.