Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split in London, from Systembaloget Nordstan, 10/07/14.
Clear chestnut brown with a light reddish hues and a good sized beige covering that thins to spotting and edgework.
Nose is dark fruits, burnt toffee, dates, caramelised sugars, prune juice.
Taste is pretty sweet, dates, sticky toffee pudding, sweet toffee apple, raisens, candied sugars, faint yeast ester.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, a little overly cloying and sweet.
The alcohol is well disguised but overall just too sweet for me to be something I’d look to return to.
HULK777 (365) - - SEP 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of rum, molasses, and vanilla. Red berries also, and cola. Spices. Complex. Raisins, vanilla, some cherry, som sherry. Sweet. Almost perfect taste. Sweet caramel and cappuccino aftertaste.
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep lovely ruby brown color with a nice tan head. Some lacing. Nice complex aroma. Raisins, fruity, caramel, some alcohol and some spices. Fine body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. A little bit unbalanced. Soft carbonation. Good complexity in the flavor. Mostly the same as in the aroma. Fruity, raisins, some alcohol, toffee and some spices. Tasty stuff.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Lightly hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry. Strong but thin toffee - caramel. Little sweet cream. Sweet tangy fruits. Brown sugar. Light dry finish. Pretty bloody sweet!
murran (177) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark brown body with a thin head. Malty aroma. Very nice malty taste with tones of bread and candy.
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hackobock (1356) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botlte from Systembolaget. Pours dark reddish brown with a small-bubble tan head. Aroma is raisins, dark berries, caramel, metallic, spicy. Taste is sweet caramel and raisins, vanilla notes, rounded finish with almost no bitterness. Medium/full body, soft carbonation. Needs something to balance the sweetness.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours deep ruby-brown with a small yellow-white head. The nose is sweet, dried fruits, candied peel, glazier cherry, wood, must and leather. The taste is boiled sweets, toffee, brown sugar, cake, booze, toast and spice with a sweet finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Sweet and boozy. Too much for my liking...
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear amber with a rich, foamy tan head. The nose has caramel candies, ripe and stewed fruits, figs dates. Big sweet flavor, lots of syrup, licorice, bread, fruitcake, bitter grains, dates. Full bodied with light carbonation. Sticky and warming finish, more syrupy fruits, old strawberry, toffee, dates. Heavy. OK.
wihlan (257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska systemet - doftar lite unket. Smakar smakar som kaffe med sjukt mycket socker i.
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ramboraffe (446) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml bottle. Hazy brown with tanned head. Smell is sweet malty with roasted hints and dried fruit. Taste is sweet and roasted malt and dried fruit. Low bitterness and sweet.