ohad (16) - - DEC 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006. amber with no head, syrupy appearance. complex aroma of sweet carmel and malts. no carbonation. flavour is reminds of whiskey. a bit somkey. caramel and bitter hops. its hard to name all of the flavours. thick and alcoholic.
Malin_aiisa (471) - SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark hazy, off white head
Aroma of lovley caramel, wheat, alcoholic
Taste taste sweet, so so nice, caramel, slight coffe notes. Round thick feel
Some alcoholic taste.
JefVerstraete (2433) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Vintage 2007. Hazy red/brown colour, no foam. Vinous, port, plums, brown sugar. Some oxidation. Sweet and weak. Hard to beleive this is 11.7%. Good but I think the best of this beer is already gone.
Iphonephan (5283) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From an 8.5 oz bottle shared at home. Vintage 2008. Pours a clear amber with a feint off white head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch. Flavors of toffee and coffee. Smooth finish.
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Flaske. Dette er en helt speciel øl. Farven er rødlig kobber og der er ingen skumkrone. Aromaen og smagen er tørret sødlig frugt, karamel, portvin/madeira. Smager fantastisk.
suurjuust (2240) - ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown beer, no head. Nose is fruity, very spicy and malty, bready, dark fruits, almost like a boozy christmas pudding. Flavor is caramel, dark fruits, lots of bready malt, licorice notes, dried fruits, warm booze. Licorice, fruity, bready finish, dark fruit... This is amazing.
martjoobolut (2121) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, vintage 2005 (shared by fatphil, thanks). Aroma is sweet, spices, home made black bread, malt, dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet, home made bread, malt, caramel, some spices. No sign of alcohol. Overall: great brew.
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml bottle (v2005) courtesy of skullgeorge at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Copper brown color with no head. Malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, fruity, dark dried fruits, wood, alcohol - brandy - sherry. Sweet taste like aroma but better. Medium to full oily to sticky body with flat carbonation.
Mr_Pink_152 (2735) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Darts Farm, Exeter. 250ml bottle of the 2008 vintage. Deep ruby brown, with no real head. Deep rich fruity aroma with an almost brandy like warmth. Taste is lightly sweet with a warming light alcohol finish.
JoshRaburn (104) - - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 vintage drunk in January 2015. Poured completely flat. Very rich meaty flavour. Gravy and charred meats. Prunes too. Smooth and complex.
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma is dried fruits and great vinous character. The taste of Thomas Hardy’s Ale is like port wine with delicate fruity nuances of plum, raisin and dark grapes. It has a sweetness and very distinctive hoppy bitterness that only the British can figure out how to highlight in their barleys. Gently caress it for the taste buds and the titillating alcohol strength comes never seriously in play but the whims little in the throat. It is certainly a barley is out of the ordinary with its fine fruit nuances will be an excellent alternative to a dessert or perhaps even more perfect to enjoy after a good dinner.