Dashimus (225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours medium dark copper with a frothy white, extremely short lived head. Aroma is very malty with a dried fruit nose. Flavour is rich malt, with raisins and port. Full bodied with a moderate bitterness.
MiP (13913) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 6.5%. Malty and nutty aroma. Small stable white head. The flavour is nutty and chalky with some alcohol bitterness. It is as if there is a bit too much alcohol for the style, but it is a good beer nevertheless.
Bamsen78 (3659) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with rather stable off-white head. clear aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Pleasant, balanced, sweet taste of malt and caramel, offset by a bitter hoppy note. Dry aftertaste. A decent thing.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep copper in color, very minimal head or CO2. Rich dried fruit aroma lots of oak. Rich full body, creamy smooth malts. Very enjoyable.
ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sickly sweet, deep amber ale with a fine white head. Heavy & thick with dark fruit overtones, molasses, prunes & dates. Well balanced hop bite with toffee & vanilla, phenolic, a bit cloying but drinkable, slowly.
KyotoLefty (6909) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich, malty nose. Raisins, light port, some sweet orange, caramel, and a bit of cheese. Deep amber with a nice fine head. Malty and vineous. Lotsnof dried fruits, caramel, toffee. This is some fun stuff. Not cloying, but finishes dry and earthy. Smooth and full. Dig it.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
English strong ale special. Clear amber with impressive full head that lasts all the way down. Aroma is butter toffee and red fruit. Some pine pitch. Clean yeasty fruity taste with some hard mineral. Simple pub beer.
Dommod2011 (703) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up in Tesco, 4 for £6 offer. I picked it up and then a bloke jumped in and swiped the remaining bottles, saying, ’bloody love this stuff, knocks your bloody head off’. He followed this up by tapping the Tetley or Banks (can’t say I was overly focused) label that said £1, and said, ’this is the best bloody bargain of all but they never bloody have any’. He then scurried off on his bloody way. Drinkable if not overly exciting, head remaining very much on my shoulders. On my neck. As in not knocked off.
nick76 (4292) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malty with grassy hops and slightly fruity yeast. There is also a touch of butter. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall a very decent beer but not as good as I was hoping for. Pretty standard stuff.
chrisv10 (11810) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 6.5%. Clear dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop and fruit. Flavour is malt, oak, wood, caramel, hop, grass, little sweet and a little bitter.