SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as famous nor as well balanced as Old Peculiar or Old Speckled Hen, this is none the less a decent quality old style beer.
madsberg (9530) - 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.
ThomasE (5176) - 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.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Good head and sits nicely in the glass. Flavour starts well, with a lot of spicy fruit, but is a little too soupy, and lingers with a sharp and cloying alcohol on the back of the tongue. Classic good start, bad finish.
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow this hurts your head cos you donít realise the percentage, the taste is sweet but expected because of the high alcohol, very dark and fruity, a really great strong ale.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in colour thick creamy toffee/yellow coloured head. malty aroma, fruity rasin flavour. nice warm mouth feel. dry finish. Very smoth.
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco (I think). Poured ruby with a rapidly dissipating off white head. Sweet, malt heavy aroma with some sticky fruit and cream soda. Initial flavour is dates, burnt sugar and chewy grain. Finish was far more alcoholic than one might expect for the strength and quite sickly sweet.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wouldnít have missed it much had I not tasted it (...if that makes sense!?!). Really just another filtered, dead and artificially charged strong ale in a bottle. Tasted after a session and a meal at the Green Man in rural Horsted Keynes, Sussex. Pours a sparkling ruddy-brown with a lot of huge bubbles unbefitting its style. Head was half decent, rocky and sandy beige in colour managing to hold out for the length and left behind some frosting on the glass. Rich, tannic, caramel and fruit pudding nose with the added bonus of charcoal. Palate differs showing toasted, lightly roasted, biscuity malts. Tasted around room temperature, itís not exactly huge in body or presence and itís a little lifeless on the tongue. Alcohol is prominent as is a light note of untreated pine. Quite sweet overall, toffeeish with a mildly dry, mildly astringent back end thatís desperately void of balance. Becomes cloying after a while, could have gone a bitter in between and come back to this. Pretty straightforward and bland. Average!!! (50cL, 31/01/07)
kingstoni (1277) - FINLAND - JAN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with no head. Sweet malty aroma with cyrup. Flavour is sugary malt. Medium body. Low carbonation.
DSG (4932) - 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.