MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 5.3%. Weak hop and yeast aroma. Hazy chestnut colour. Small tan ead. The flavour is light, but OK. Citric hops with a little yeast.
cgarvieuk (12785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Joris for hosting and world traveler Stefaan for the beer... deep ruby red ... bit of mouth fizz ...light sweet nuttynose ... rich toasted malt with slight burntness... lots of hoppy juicyness.
yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, chestnut body with a beige head. It has malt, hops and some spicyness in the aroma. In the mouth it is a bit soapy, medium fullness, and flavors of malt, some spices, nuts and hops. Spiced and hoppy finish as well. The beer is quite good, yet not my cup of tea. (070427)
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (BB 07/2006).
Red ruby brown, nice creamy beige head, lace. Chocolaty, toasted malty aroma - very strong nose. Toasted malty, chocolaty flavor, which finishes to hoppy bitterness. Some caramelly notes. Roasted aftertaste.
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [thanks, bigbro]
Pours brownish red with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has sweet caramel, light cardboard, good hops. Some piney notes. Medium carbonation, fine dryish mouthfeel. Flavour is quite hoppy, balanced well on a chewy caramel malts background. Piney, some slight fruitiness. Elegant, hoppy and well-balanced beer.
HenrikSoegaard (9999) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Courtesy Saxo. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
gunnfryd (9704) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, spices. Flavour is hop, caramel, nut , malt, spices. ok beer.
rlgk (9022) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/mahogany color, offwhite head. Vert nice fruity and hoppy aroma, tropical fruits, grassy and with some floral notes. Hoppy grassy, metallic flavor, perfume notes, some fruit, but not as much as in the very balanced aroma. Grassy metallic finish.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Per - hazy ruby-brown colour with no foam left; aroma of red fruits marmelade; chewy malts, sweet with a respectable malt body and a low carbonation; quite long aftertaste of caramel and red fruits
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (Alko, Helsinki)
Rich red, small head. Lovely fruity and fresh hoppy aroma, sweet caramel too, really jumps out of the glass. Pleasant carbonation, lively in the mouth. Sweet grainy body, but tons of crisp fresh sweet hops, even a little gingery in places. Finish is sticky both in a sugary and a resiny way, and that’s not a problem at all. Very worthy of the title ’English Strong Ale’ - this could give most ESAs a run for their money. Full of flavour, but a really tasty quaff.