Bullit (4444) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber colour, off-white head. Nose is malty, nutty, bit of brown sugar and molasses. Flavour is malty and nutty, slightly alcoholic. Slightly sweet and fruity strong ale. Medium bodied and alcoholic finish. I can see why people like this, but it’s not really to my liking.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From bottle. Looks great, pours chestnut/red/brown with thick tan head. Lots of alcohol on the aroma with some raisins and other dried fruit, tue alcohol is overpowering and unpleasant. Taste is unbalanced, lots of alcohol, some caramel malt and some dried fruit. Bitter ugly finish, not good.
tommann (3347) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is fruitcake spice and raisin. Taste is all fruitcake. Warming alcohol on the aftertaste. Good winter warmer.
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys in Pinner. A dark brown/ruby red coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Sweet, caramel aroma. Tastes of caramel, quite sweet, dark fruit, malty. Rich and warming and ideal for Christmas. There is a touch of the Rocheforts about this one. Surprisingly good. Must stock up on this, currently 3 bottles for a fiver.
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Sultana, chocolate and marzipan nose. Sweet dark fruity flavours. Throat warming. Dry, long bitter-sweet finish.
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a real dark brown colour with a thin white head, real malty aroma with a hint of banana, the taste is malty with fruit and a dry finish.
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red to Brown. Lots of sweetness. A raisiny kind. Marauding alcohol flavour. Not very well balanced.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned @ the Saturday session, St Albans Beer Festival 2004. Beer #37. This one popped up towards the end of the day. It was really nice, decent malt character, sweet, not too many hops and chocolate.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light oak & caramel in aroma. Brown w/ tan head. Sweet toffee dominates with some fruity notes and a dry finish. Smooth medium-full. Nice stuff.
Nocturne (1795) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a pillowy head. I really can’t fault the appearance; the head sticks around and spins a web of lace as the glass empties. Wow... a huge malty aroma that I can’t quite get on with. Smooth caramel taste that is particularly sweet. Lands somewhere between a bitter and a barley wine without ever quite making sense. Still, worth a try.