Roadcat (2) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lovely winter ale. The colour is a beautiful redish-amber which is, unfortunately, packaged in clear glass. A delicious caramel taste leads to a rich spice finish with very, very subtle notes of vanilla. Absolutely delicious!
wiadran (50) - 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 (3950) - - 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 (252) - 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 (291) - 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 (123) - 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.
Sjohnh (442) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I can absolutely live with without Old Speckled Hen, especially the cask version. This pumped up version is a different matter altogether. Red brown with minimal head, medium body and a pleasant malty aroma. Taste blends the powerful malts with earthy hops. Good brew!
allmyvinyl (6297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from the Co-op, Amble. Pours clear copper, short-lived white head. Aromas of butterscotch, vanilla, raisins. Like Old Speckled Hen crossed with Innis & Gunn. Taste is sweet, faint hints of oak if you search for it. Mostly demerara sugar. Cloying.
Don2711 (232) - - MAY 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely aroma. Raisin flavour. Amber appearance. Great strength and aftertaste. Nice level of bitterness.