rondphoto (983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque very dark amber, long-lasting ivory head and light lace streaks. Toasted malt with a push from prunes and candied fruitcake fruit, moves to light bittering at the finish. Not your normal strong ale - not heavy, not filling, too many other flavors working through to dismiss it as "just another ale," a solid drink. Recommended.
jamesie1857 (814) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - Pours a rich mahogany, head is a thick tan and of considerable duration with some lacing. Aroma of caramel and dark fruit. The flavour is a sublte combination of malted roastness and the sweetness of dark fruit, and has a rich feel to the palate and aftertase. Really good, and a good one for Autumn (Fall) too.
Parisgrim (2) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy amber with no head it quite a few small bubbles around the glass. The smell of apple juice floods my nostrils. Not cider, oh no. Apple juice.
Bringing the beer up for a sip I notice the bubbles are still there and aren't going away.
Upon tasting the first thing I notice is that there isn't a ton of carbonation in this beer. Not a bad thing at all... No sting or burn like from a soda. On the tongue I get some more apple juice, bing cherry, with maybe... Just maybe a little bit of brown sugar at the end. A slight aftertaste of bread and hops are left on the tongue. Malt and bread when you exhale.
Not my favorite beer ever but it's decent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown colour with off white head. Aroma of malt, hops, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Flavour of bitter with a sweet chocolate finish.
JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: muddy brown to purplish pour, little to no head or lace--ugly beer . Aroma: raisins, plums, a little chocolate and brown sugar, with notes of cherry and booze. Taste: strong flavor or raisins, figs, prunes, and a slight almost lactic tang. Finish: sweet, slightly sticky, with lingering raisin and brown sugar notes. Notes: Very sweet, thick beer. Palate was extremely flat but not overly thick. I donít see what all the fuss is about.
Sizzler80 (300) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola like pour with a decent beige head. Aromas: roasted malt, hops, chocolate, coffee, fig. Smooth and meaty with initial bitter turning quite sweet with chocolate and fruit dominant. Slightly carbonated. Moonraker leaves your lips slightly sticky.
Overall....very nice indeed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
wimpyjoe (1680) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís strength is evident in the taste, but thereís plenty of fruit in there and the aroma too. Slightly sour in the palate
williamstome (517) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown pour. Aroma is... apple juice. Flavor is teh same, but acidic and vinegary. Weak. Disappointed.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th April 2010
Clear red - brown beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich malt, unsweet toffee and Port Wine fruit notes. A little creamy with subtle banana and bubblegum esters. Hop coming through at the end. Well joined up and tasty.
goozen (2313) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Dark brown coloured brew with an great balanced taste of caramel, toffee, burnt sugar and some roasted feeling too. Great brew indeed and not only for the winter its also works well today on an late hot day in May.