authenticmead (68) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mainbrew.com
Gorgeous crystal clear amber color and frothy white head.
Classic brittish Diacetyl nose with some malt, hops, and a touch of skunkiness (clear bottle)
On the palate I get botterscotch, toast, spicy hops and wood. Rich malty body, but not overly so. A touch of skunkiness (clear bottle).
A good mix of old specled hen and old suffolk!
A great beer overall and would buy again, good value! Breweries, please do not put your beer in clear or green bottles!
birocotsios (45) - - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with small white head. Sweet malty and bready aroma. Strong malty taste with bread and caramel notes.
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 500ml bottle. Clear amber light copper color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light fruity, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Arek (598) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
09.03.14: Bottle 0.5 l.
Rubinowe piwo z grubą i puszystą pianą, która redukuje się do gęstego kożucha, oraz przyjemnym, lekko owocowym aromacie. W smaku dojrzałe, na początku słodkawo-owocowe a następnie skontrowane przez przyjemny, goryczkowy, lekko chmielowy finisz.
wiadran (64) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma weak, fruity-sweet, a bit herbal. Foam very weak and short. Nice dark cooper red color.
Taste strong, oak and sweet. Alcohol not well masked tho. Leaves a pleasant herbal feeling.
Little bit to much carbonation.
Pretty good beer
SSSteve (3968) - - JUL 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark bottle. clear copper under a small beige head. aroma has notes of crystal malt and raisins. nice and malty. finishes with a refreshing grassy hop note. superb melted jelly-like texture. so nice to have this style once again.
floydslip (260) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown beer with a thin off white head that disappears quickly. Redolent nose of raisins, stewed prunes, and salted caramel. Flavor is rich with dark candied fruit, toffee, and burnt sugar punctuated by a bracing bitterness that counterbalances all the sweetness. Medium-bodied with more carbonation than I expected, this is a savory ale to linger over. Definitely worth your time.
Bail (11) - Staffordshire, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle, looked nice, med brown with a good head. Strong aroma, malt, hops & fruit. Very strong, rich tasting ale, fruit and malt but rather sweet. Not to my taste I’m afraid,
R4N5H (369) - SINGAPORE - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle poured into a tall glass on 15/06/2015. Clear copper colour. Medium tan coloured head which dissipates. Slightly fruity aroma - dark fruits - plum, berries, prunes. Medium carbonation; medium body. Flavours of oak, caramel, malt, molasses, vanilla and hops. A typical English strong ale, although a little too sweet for me.
CraftyBeerTour (136) - Barcelon, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: delicately earthy, rich sweet caramel, fruity, cake fruits. Off white, dense, persistent, one-figure head. Deep amber. Nice lacing. Brite, busy and persistent bubbles. A very attractive beer! Flavour malt-dominant: caramel, raisin-type fruity, slight acidity, delicate lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice tingling carbonation. Cohesive. Mouthwatering. A very enjoyable drink.
rodrigorj87 (14) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great vintage ale with fruit flavors, nice ambar color and fruit aroma. I prefer vintage ales that are less sweet, nevertheless this is a fine one, great for deserts. Great bang for a buck.