Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 courtesy of oh6gdx - dark amber-brown colour with a little beige head; malty and fairly hoppy with rich fruity notes (cherry, litchi); smooth and initially quite sweet, late and decent bitterness; fruity finish with some residual sugars - character and balance
DSG (11468) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at my place. Thanks kerenmk. Deep ruby red color. Aroma of dusty stale-tasting malt, some caramel and light fruity notes. Sweet malty and caramelly flavor, a bit sugary, with candy hints and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied.
madsberg (11360) - SÝborg, 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.
Borup (11226) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown red colour with nice beige head. Caramel and roasted malt aroma. Hops, malt and caramel flavour.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber colour, short small head. Aroma of roasted malts, hops and some nuttiness. Flavour is heavy on fruitiness, some raisins, moderate sweet roasty caramel, bit nutty, moderate roasty maltiness. Dry, moderate bitter very sweet finish.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany-red with a nice head. The aroma has notes of raisins and dark, ripe fruits. The flavour has notes of caramel, dark fruit, raisins and plum, port wine and the body is quite full. The alcohol is well hidden. In the finish I find caramel and weak hints of licorice.
rosenbergh (10176) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. From m/s Silja Serenade.
Dark reddish brown colour with small off-white head.
Dark fruits and some dark hops in aroma.
Dark roasted malts, dried fruits and some bitter hoppiness.
Dark ale, not my favourite type of ale.
leaparsons (9755) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby and dangerous. Autumn fruits are to the fore and in the finish of this syrupy brew. A good Marstons beer.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-07-11. Dark brown body, small tan head. 3+ Flavour is richly malty, with a very English malt character to it. Very mild toasty malt accents. Subtle nuance. Bit of warming yet subtle alcohol. 7+ Mildly alcoholic aroma, mdoest sweet malt, hints of caramel and toasty malt. 6+ Very smooth medium bodied palate is lightly carbonated. Surprisingly tasty, rich but straightforward for the most part. Bottle from The Grog Shop, Oxford
DuffMan (9472) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sometimes the circumstance under which a beer is consumed can elevate oneís appreciation of it. We had just arrived the cabin in Arrowtown and I drank this while the room warmed up from -2 degrees, and I must say that there could not have been a more perfect beer to help pass the time and chase the cold away. Deep copper with golden highlights. Aromas of burnt sugar and rye bread, and prunes. Delicious flavours of burnt toffee, sherry, and prunes. Full bodied, sweet but not cloying.