JorgeLee (1298) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep brown colour, quite high carbonation. Initial taste is quite sweet, I guess I was expecting a more upfront hop bitterness from the old recipe. Actually settles down to be reasonably well balanced. Malty, some tobacco, molasses, fruity. Just enough hop to keep it drinkable, spicy, maybe more Goldings would have been a winner here. Drinks very easily for the abv. Overall, pretty good.
MichaelAwesome (4750) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pouring in really dark with medium head. Chocolate nose with a touch oft coffee and sugar. Mild and warming taste with lots of chocolate, some sugar and plums. Delicious.
McTapps (4751) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at Sainsburys in Folkestone. Pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of plums, straw and barley. Taste of chocolate, mild milky coffee, mild barley, cake, butter, fudge, rum and wine. Wonderful complex taste with a warming finish. Enjoyed it a lot.
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: intense bread malts, caramel, chocolate, dark ripe fruits, prunes. Appearance: dark brown, medium creamy beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets intensify quickly, massive malts, delicious bread, caramel, chocolate, toasted flavours, very light bitters appearing in the background. Overall: this is an amazing English Strong Ale, delicious and very complex aroma and flavours - get it for 2 pounds at Sainsbury’s!. Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Pimlico.
olsvammel (3637) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Millets Farm Store. Chocolate on the nose. Taste of chocolate, fruits and meat brooth. Lean mouthfeel but also dry.
SarkyNorthener (2476) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from sainsburys. Tasting with Richthevillan. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and fruity. Taste is dark fruits, chocolate and some earth. Very good.
RichTheVillan (3707) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys via SarkyNorthener; dark chestnut brown pour with a quickly disappearing tan head, caramel sweet aroma, taste has chocolate, dark berries, roast malts, caramel, smooth tasting, very good.
alexsdad06 (6101) - Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a large beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, a hint of smoke, molasses and a touch of earth. This one surprised me a bit. Just a bitthin at the finish.
jackafholmes (416) - - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sainsburys. Dark reddish brown ale with a sturdy tan head. Sweet dark malts and nutty aroma. Sweet and strong alcohol taste. Good smooth mouthfeel.
YorkshireG73 (42) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hidden Gem, this one. Old man’s Manc back street boozer frequented by Mark E Smith shares a pint with the Beastie Boys. JWL and Brooklyn Brewery collab. To paraphrase Alan Partridge, wipe the prejudice juice off your lips. Stick a Mikkeller label on it and you’d pay 4 times as much.Truly wonderful beer.