highlandlad (1470) - 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)
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flat looking medium brown hue with a thin island of creamy, tan foam. Chocolate and toffee arrive first in the aroma, which is somewhat mild overall. Honey on buttered, toasted bread follows with cherries and prunes. Peppery, floral hops and light minerals combine in semi-sharp note, well out-done by the sweet side of things. Slight tint of cola / liquorice. The flavour starts fairly sweet, a little cocoa and caramel; washes through dark fruits at mid-palate; and culminates in a woody, floral, off-dry finish. Slim aftertaste of dried cherries. Not quite full bodied, with an oily texture and soft, yet bristly, carbonation. With warmth, the dark fruits come to life and a bit of alcohol leaves the mouth with a dry, red wine sensation. An enjoyable and interesting sipper with no big minuses except for price.
flying_pig (1424) - SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A really strong smell of alcohol straight away. The main aroma is a sweet smelling with some hints of toffee. Vague hints of licorice & chocolate malts are hinted at but are barely noticable due to the alcohol.
Dark, nutty brown colour from the bottle & forms a bubbly, brownish-white head that is about two fingers width high but disappears instantly.
Taste mirrors smell very closely giving a strong alcohol flavour. Itís very rich & sweet with toffee & caramel notes that are mixed in to the taste but again the alcohol is too great.
Medium bodied & quite fizzy on the palate with a slightly warm feel to it that is about its only saving grace. The texture is a chewy one & overall the feel is not great.
Quite a disappointing beer overall with a huge alcohol prescene in the taste as well as the smell that makes it a hard drink to swallow. Certainly not a beer Iíll be drinking again.
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Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Dodgy Deli, Cowly Rd. Dark ruby with a small cap of dense light tan. Suede leather, minty sweetness, green hay. Burnt caramel, touch of chocolate and mint, musky attic notes. Rather sweet, but the roast and fairly bright carbonation provide balance. Pretty decent, though a by the half-pint mark its a bit tiring.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer gives you the initial nose of raisins and plums. The colour is that welcoming deep coppery claret with a good creamy head. This is a big bitter beer with a good chewy date flavour.
Garrat (1332) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 From a Bottle.A very poor experience for me,bland and stewed,it must have been off.
ciocanelu (1329) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 500 ml bottle, poured into a pint.
Color is black-reddish. Large head that stays a while and leaves a thin layer.
Aroma is roasted malt and booze.
Taste is also dominated by roasted flavors and also a hint of liquorice . Not as boozy as the aroma suggested.
Body feels medium and is well carbonated.
Overall this is an interesting beer. Very drinkable at itís 7.4 ABV.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Monstrously thick (OG= 1080!) ruby-black ale with not much head, or carbonation, and tons of spicy hop flavour. I couldnít taste much of the íexplosion of rich fruit flavoursí that they talk about on the label, more like an explosion of raw wort flavours, with not much of a finish, and not nearly as much complexity as you would expect from a beer of this strength. Scores points for the (apparently) true-to-life picture of pipe-smoking hiker-berating old farmer dude.
Pyobon (1300) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with transient beige head. Subtle, but rich fruity aroma. Thick oily mouthfeel with light carbonation. Rich complex taste. Fruity (raisins, apples) sweet (dark toffee) start with moderately bitter finish dominated by burnt dark malt flavours. An awesome beer, but not an everyday beer.
tampierre (1275) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,roasted,caramel and fruit aroma ; Dark brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter finish ; Pleasant ESA.