rand (1290) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml from PS. Dark red brown ale, fine ivory head. Malted aromas, chocolate, raisin, molasses and banana. There is taste of Christmas Cake, spices, stewed fruits and licorice. Notes of almond, chestnut and alcohol. A rich beer, however without excess sugar and with an adequate measure of bitterness in the finish.
Philym (985) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear ruby/brown with 2 finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, toffee, golden syrup, slight spiritous note.
Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, burnt toffee, syrupy, fruity finish.
johndoughty (3966) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium head. Sweet and powerful and left lots of lacing. Distinctive and one that hits you.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Very Malty; roasty/burnt malts, burnt sugar. Very Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums. Spicy. Hoppy; grassy hops. Full bodied and very smooth. Bittersweet very fruity roasty/burnt malty with a sour fruit/hop edge. Nice Beer!
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle: BBD end of Aug 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 4th Aug 2013, at home.
Ruddy brown body with a good, full head of tan coloured foam.
The nose is of dark fruits and malty molasses.
The taste is moist fruit cake and extra sweet malts with a mild liquorice undertone.
Rich and heavy in the body, hides the alcohol nicely: this is an armchair and coal fire sort of brew, a Winter Warmer!
Rasmus40 (11090) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruity and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 280212
chrisv10 (11068) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and a little toffee. Flavour is malts, plume, medium sweet, toffee, caramel and dried fruits.
saxo (14036) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, caramel, malt, nuts, candy sugar and hops.
gowdy (727) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. caramel, resin, brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation.
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... bubb;y tan head ... sweet dark tracle plum nose ... little fizzy ... sweet suger roast ... brown sugers ... plums and figs ... dark fruits ... malt extract tones... some cherry ... ok