The_Osprey (2156) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased a couple of weeks ago from brewery. Ratebeer describes it as an ’old ale’ but it describes itself as a ’barley wine’. Drunk on a horrible rainy night. Pours a fairly boring dark brown/black with very little head. Not looking that inspiring! Smell is pungent caramel, toffee, old ale, ’raisin’, maybe some raspberry/strawberry in the background. Body is light to medium, a little foamy. Taste - plenty of toffee, raisin, spice. It’s very similar to the Founders Dirty Bastard that I’ve just finished, but the body is slightly inferior so it loses a mark for that.
zimbo (618) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a Craig’s tasting in Eberger.
Very smooth. No carb at all. Light richness with that nice medicinal quality I often assocuate with good old ales. Some soothing red fruit and caramel too.
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from EEBRIA  4/7/7/3/14 3.5
Caramel copper, clear, off white head, good colour
Aroma of soft sweet toffee malts, sweet raisin, dab of sherry, sweet fruits
Taste as aroma, slight liquorice, dab of sherry, quite complex, caramel, some red berries
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, sweet. FInish of more fruity malts, soft warming alcohol
Overall - Decent enough, but not one of their top beers
Bottle at Craig’s 271012 3/7/8/4/16 3.8
Dark caramel, soft haze, off white frothy head
Aroma - soft toffee malts, some nice soft raisin malts, mellow
Taste - caramel malts, nice toffee malts, dark fruity malts, raisin
Palate - soft carb, smooth texture. Finish as main flavour, smooth
Overall - Tasty mellow smooth old ale
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is biscuit malt, dark fruit and toffee. Flavour is malt, dark fruit, toffee, flowery hop and sweet notes which is well balanced by some nice hop bitterness.
AshtonMcCobb (3087) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Cloisters. Pours dark and opaque with no head. The nose has toffee and maybe figs. The taste has figs and more toffee. The palate is sickly sweet - big structure but struggled to finish the bottle.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought at the brewery. Colour is a cloudy dark brown with reddish/maroon colouring, thin white head.Nose is alcoholic, port fortified wine, buttery, chocolatey, cocoa powder, some ruby red ale fruit, bit of orange peel. Taste is nice. Caramel and chocolate, strong ale fruity, stewed Winter fruit, bit of cherry and that port wine flavour. Very little bitterness at all.
TheCametron (1901) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown whith a twist of red. No head.great nose. Lots of over ripe fruit sweetness. Some bitterness but a clean finish. Plenty of alcohol warmth. Good gear.
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cloisters. Brown, maroon colour with little-to-no head. The nose presents toffee, caramel and a decent whack of banana. Smooth palate, though not without a refreshing fizz. Flavours of red-fruit, honey, raisins, almond and marzipan. Really nice stuff.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Cloisters. Very dark murky red/brown, no head. Rich berries, fruitcake, honey nose. As it warms, slight port characteristics begin to show also. Sweet viscous palate, chocolate, spices, red fruit, soft and sweet spiced hop finish. Delicious.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours a dark ruby - brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of raisins, alcohol, treacle and berries. Similiar juicy fruit flavour of berries, treacle, cherries and coffee. Alcohol fairly present with a hot finish. This is delicious!