maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A dark, reddy brown coloured beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and sugary with some berry fruit. The taste is also really sweet almost to the point of nastiness although there is some blackberry for late balance. However where is the alcohol? It’s pretty much unnoticeable.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish with a small tan head. Aroma has some sweetness from dark berries. Dark fruit sweet flavor with a light caramel note, very sweet finish.
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Burgundy colour. Clear. Light brown head. Very sweet and malty. Has some alcohol notes. Is rather bland and vague in the flavour notes. Ends on a swet and malty note.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Budgen’s. Small head, spicy aroma, dark colour and a sweet, malty taste full of caramel and alcohol. Tell the truth I found this a bit overpowering. Wouldn’t want another for a bit.
TBone (14787) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 10/2005)
Dark red ruby, steady brown creamy head. Nose is chocolaty barley, very Jacobite Ale -like. Medium to full bodied, typical Old Ale: toffeeish, barley flavor, some roast and alcoholic touch. Well-balanced.
highlandlad (1448) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Complex strong English ale. Poured a chocolate colour with plummy tints and an excellent frothing head. The nose has licorice, chocolate, spices and some peppery alcohol. Big alcoholic body. Port-like in intensity and satisfyingly bitter with some stoutish dryness in the finish. (Bottle)
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity) at Burton Winter Ales Festival 2005. Fond memories of my youth with this, terrorising the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford for what was the strongest ale available on tap in the town. It’s still got that dark sickly sweetness to it, smells like liquidised fruit cake, tastes like a boozy fruit cake, lets you know it’s nearly 8% with a slightly curdling aftertaste but still reasonable strong ale.
Ungstrup (31475) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A red beer with a disappearing beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavor is strong of roasted malt.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought in a bottle from Budgens Supermarket near Kings Lynn.
A very dark brown colour, the 7.6% comes through in a very strong taste of alcohol & not to much else. Not bad but not the most drinkable beer of that strength.
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of caramel malts and raisins. Not too good.. Hazy, brown coloured with a thin, lasting brownish head. Taste is sweet-caramel, malty, sugar and fruits. More bitterness towards the finish. Smooth palate. Quite okay. Typical english ale.