downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Mahogany coloured with a decent, off-white head. sweet aroma of dried fruit, figs, dough and liquorice. Rich, molasses, spice and marzipan flavours, with more bready malts and a slightly spicy, drying finish. Very good.
gowdy (644) - 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.
chrisv10 (9454) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (6644) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale mahogany swirled with beige. Aroma of sticky dried grape, malt loaf, banana- a bit Highgate. Fine flavour, if a bit boozy with Allsorts, banana and muscovado notes lightly dusted with roast. Marzipan hints; some alcohol showing. Somewhat flimsy in the mouth with an added sugar, as opposed to loafy malt thickness. Emaciated dopplebock stirred with banana?
cgarvieuk (12314) - 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
Bullit (3725) - NETHERLANDS - 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.
greenmanalishi (445) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark fruits, molasses, marzipan, sultana, with a smooth texture and dry finish.
TheCametron (1533) - 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.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is dried bananas, some bitter wood, mild spices, fruits and some mild herbal notes. Flavour is quite much thee same with some vanilla added. Sweet and rather strange.
Nocturne (556) - 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.