mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 23, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good malt flavor, a little too dry in the finish for me, but nice overall
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Better than average, but nothing special, either. This ale was exceedingly sweet for my taste, but if you like something like a Thomas Hardy’s, the Moonraker’s right up your alley. Poured a deep brown/mahogany with little head, & had a very clean finish.
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, fruitcake / malt loaf scents. Pear drops, vanilla and cherry carried on the alcohol aroma. In taste, slightly vinegary in a good, balsamic way. Slightly bitter, slightly sweet. A vinous, fruity aftertaste. I always enjoy English Strong Ales and this is no exception. Very good.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
By Jove! Had this little fellow a couple of times and didn’t take to him at all. This time, with my first sip (after a La Trappe Quadrupel) I decided that I rather liked it. Sweet, rich, thick. The sweetness of raisins. How delightful! A fine beer, but I might have to wait until next year for it to return to Morrisons. Bon nuit!
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, tan head.
Faint aroma, alcohol.
Sweet dark fruit, raisins dry bitter aftertaste. Some alcohol taste.
Heavy with some carbonation.
Nice but too much alcohol and a little too heavy.
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.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bomber. Pours a very nice, strong dark color that represent the English Strong style. Very little head, which was fantastic to pour. Smells of very dark malts with a taste to math. Goes down smooth with no alcoholic bite to it, though it exchanges any sort of fizziness for a flat character with almost no carbonation.
Quite the example of a Strong Ale.
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong malt laden aroma and apretty deep red/ brown color. Light tan head, sweet and fruity, ( raisin/prune) out front but a pretty dry finish. A nice example of the style!
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Rich O’s for Gravity Head 2006.Pours ruby red w/ a light head. Could barely etect any aroma... Flavor has apples, pear, slightly tart... dried cherries or raisins. Tastes like a Rodenbach Grand Cru if you cut the sourness. Perhaps the pour was too cold, lack of aroma dragged the score down. Excellent otherwise.
Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Pours a warm reddish brown color with very little head. Very sweet candied aroma with black cherries, figs, plums, and apricots. The flavor is quite sweet with a touch of sour. It lacks hops in a big way which leaves me wanting more.