BeerViking (1786) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco, deep red-brown with a fine off-white head, faintly sweet nose, body is roasty-sweet, with burnt caramel, a touch of toasted nuts, a faint smokiness, and touches of dark dried fruit. The finish is demerera sweetness overlaid with a citrus dry-bitterness.
olliejobbins (594) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. pours a very dark brown/ruby. aroma is super malty and a little yeasty. good taste but you can taste the alcohol. bready after taste.
kevnic2008 (6586) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks for this bottle to Beersiveknown. Caramel, toffee, malt, dark fruit, light smoke, light alcohol, fairly sweet. Medium to full body.
anfractuosity (68) - - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome beer, nice sweetness, very tasty..........................................
Philym (309) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear dark ruby with 3 finger thick ivory creamy head.
Aroma: Bread/toast, dried fig/raisin, grassy, vinous and slightly earthy.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Thick rough texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering malty dried fruit finish.
Comments: Very good and nice glass lace.
Pyobon (790) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Clear deep mahogany with off white head. Pleasant fruity aroma. Full somewhat sticky palate with velvety carbonation. Full rich flavour, sweet, raisiny with fairly prominent alcohol. Nice string beer.
jjsint (261) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown, lighter than one would expect. Aroma is syrupy, alcohol, chocolate, mulled fruit. Taste is too bitter for the aroma, jarring. Ok but not earth-shattering.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep mahogany brown coloured beer with a frothy white head. The aroma starts off with a trace of banana, reminiscent of a wheat beer, but this soon disappears to leave a heavily burnt caramel aroma, fruit cake, in essence - treacle sponge in a glass! Medium mouthfeel, not as heavy as the ABV might suggest. Bittersweet caramel flavours comes though, raisiny dried fruit and a certain nuttiness brough on through malt. There is a touch of alcohol bite in the finish.
allmyvinyl (968) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Scotmid. Pours dark amber with a thin white short-lived head. Aromas of burnt sugar and fruit cake. Tastes more sweet than anything. Lacks any balancing bitterness.
wheresthepath (1382) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Maureen and Dave - cheers! A toffee and twigs beer taken to a new level, like a souped-up Greene King. Chestnut with a moderate beige head and a pleasantly frothy albeit a little sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet toffee malt with some Werthers Originals is offset to some extent by some rather dead UK hops. There’s straw in there and burnt Dundee cake. I feel I shouldn’t like it; there’s certainly nothing "champion" about it. But somehow it grew on me and I was quite happy finishing it. A guilty pleasure, perhaps?