imdownthepub (11092) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned at The Waggon & Horses, Halesowen, W.Mids. A dark brown winter warmer, sweet, treacle with warming fruit character. Nuts & spices, raisins and sultanas. Sweet alcoholic finish.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark mahogany with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and coffee notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, overripe fruits, caramel, chocolate and hints of coffee. Nice one.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Handpump at the Crescent, Salford 27/02/2004
Dark red coloured strong in alcohol and fruity cherry flavour. Smooth lasting finish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A dark brown headless beer with a cola look to it. A malty beer with a bit of chocolate. Noticeable strength. Fruits in aroma. Dry taste. Nothing stands out. Pretty ordinary and dull really.
leaparsons (8641) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black with no head. Aromas are sweet mollasses with liquorice and herbal, smoky notes. Some cola with dark chocolate. Flavours are sweet smooth chocolate with winter fruit and spices. Smoky and vinous. Spicy pine hops on the finish. A good strong beer.
Fin (8089) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up from Beers of Europe Poured dark brown, not much of a head. Aroma a little bit fruity (Dark fruits steeped in something strong) tasted pretty much as expected quite malty, rich dark stewed fruits, alcohol occasionally noticeable but quite refined really. A nice beer but not particularly memorable.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Ealing Beer Festival, May 2006. Deep red colour. Full roasty malt and treacle aroma underlaid with raisins and other dried fruit. Lots of plummy fruit on the palate with soft caramel and hints of bitter cherry. Smooth and sumptuous mouthfeel. Not too sweet, nor is the alcohol too intrusive. Cracking stuff. An excellent winter warmer (even if, for some inexplicable reason, it appeared in May on this occasion).
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle. Thanks to SaintMatty) Dark brown colour with brief, bubbly, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins, prunes, caramel and dark bread. Malty, fruity taste with dark bread, caramel, dried fruit, wort, roasty malt and slightly dusty hops in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness and medium bitterness. A touch metallic perhaps. Quite enjoyable.
downender (6696) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars’ Hampshire Beer Festival, Bristol 2/05/2011. Dark brown, flat, with no head. Sweet, caramel and dark fruit with not much else. Dull.
SaintMatty (5754) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour with red tinges when held to the light. Fruity aroma with raisins, roasted malt and marzipan. Rich and fruity taste with spicy malt, dried fruit, caramel and marzipan.