maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Criterion Leicester. A dark brown coloured beer with a purple hue and a tiny off-white head. The aroma has stewed fruit and booze with licorice notes. Vinuous and fruity in the mouth with prunes. A good warming strong beer. Score 3.6
Subsequent rating scored 3.7 Score unaltered
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned gravity dispense at Merton Winter Beer Festival 17-02-07. Poured a very dark brown colour with nutty, malty aroma. Warming rich slightly sweet malty taste typical of a winter ale with the alcohol always present, little in the way of bitterness but really nice. I understand they do an oak aged or is it barrel aged version of this which sounds very interesting.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home on 19 June 2011, best before October 2011. Very dark brown colour. Beige head. Lively condition. Dark, rich malty aroma. Also berry fruit. Maybe a little clammy. Fruity and a little woody on the palate. Also hints of chocolate and some herbal bitterness. Plenty going on here. Interesting and tasty. A very decent strong ale.
downender (7040) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath 25/02/10. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit and chocolate with a vinous, slightly sour edge. Flavour was similar with more fruit, sourness and a dry finish. Very drinkable, given the ABV.
Hermod (4454) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from AlesByMail. Batch No. G491100812. BBE 10/08/2013. Dark brown, creamy, lasting, cappuccino head. Aroma is tempting with roasted malt, sweet caramel and some coffee in between. Flavor is roasty and hoppy with caramel and light spicy notes. Finish is dry and long. Medium to full bodied. Great brew.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’10. Very dark brown. Ashy leathery aroma. Hints of sweaty car seat and marmite. Mid bitter finish. This isn’t the sort of stuff to be drinking at noon. But it’s good.
mile (3453) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolate with milk. Body is moderate and malty and sweetish, light caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolates. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt with light coffee, light vinous notes with light hoppyness. OK strong ale with roastiness - not too sweet.
ration (2028) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
080313. Bottle at home (alesbymail). Pours dark brown/black with a nice head. Aroma caramel malts. Medium bodied. Not Bad.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask RA. Red brownish colour. Some cloudiness. Some sourness and also
baleywine like taste. Some coffee hints.
Tranquillity (1454) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ Real Ale Festival, Gallows Bird, Espoo. Musty,nutty, faint aroma. Something bothers me with this beer’s taste, it’s sour and a bit roasted but watery. Dark brown colour.