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.
maeib (8077) - 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.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A deep dark red in colour, with a light caramelly malt nose, but flavour is a bit clawing strong malt.
Embrouille (2778) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 50cl. A huge amount of fudge and banana in the nose. Overly sweet and reminiscent of diacetyl. Disgusting.
wimpyjoe (2291) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruity aroma, not so much in the taste. The ale has a tangy dry finish to it.
MichaelBruch (2294) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a bad one but in the end it like a malt syrup with lots of sweetness, sugar and a decent end. Drinkable, warm but I would consider it a bit too thick.
Shaney (2400) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Ausschließliches Blockmalzaroma. Süßer, sehr süßer, ja geradezu klebriger Malzgeschmack mittlerer Würze. Wo bleibt da der Hopfen als Gegenpart? Nicht gut!
Garrat (1249) - 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.
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at DSG’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours brown clear with a beige head, aroma of bread, chocolate and toffee, flavor of caramel, malt liquor, sweet, light bodied
flying_pig (759) - 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. It’s 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 I’ll be drinking again.
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