bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malty aroma with evergreen musty notes. Mahogany color with white, rather flat, head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is dark bread with floral, fruity, evergreen hop mix. The finish is fairly dry, with the malt and hop well balanced (though I didn’t think so at first). Very pleasant in the mouth. Really like it.
jtclockwork (13489) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Off white head. Nose is very herbal, lots of spiced malts and yeast. Earthy. Taste is also herbal, lots of earthy bready malts, spices and yeast.
FatPhil (13048) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm) - shared with Mirjukka - thanks!
Rich rusty colour, healthy beige head. Really piney aroma, hinted
towards floor cleaner. Crisp carbonation, but also immediately a
massive hoppy bite. Possibly a little unbalanced towards the hops,
they tingle the mouth and leave it dry and resiny. However, there’s
some reasonable roasted malts cowering in the background. Finish from
the hops is fruity and bitter, and very nice, but the acidity in the
mouth is too much of a price to pay for that, I think.
argo0 (12927) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50cl bottle) Large tan head atop clear copper body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, raisin, toffee/caramel, some wood, spice, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, wood/earthy, some plum. Light-medium body, some acidity.
HenrikSoegaard (12810) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. English Strong Ale nr. 100!!!!
Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Powerfull heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter powerfull flavor. Hoppy notes and very light chocolate. Heavy bitter long finish. Creamy palate. Excellent well-balanced beer.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep burgundy body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, light floral, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, citrusy hops, and a touch of chocolate.
Lubiere (12562) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2007: A reddish brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a light earthy sweet malt with watery sugar. In mouth, a sweet grassy malt with nutty notes, light coffee, not bad, like a nut brown...6 years old but not oxidized. Tasted with GRM March 1 2013.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Malmö.
<b>[thank you, myrup]</b>
Pours nutty brown with a great, off-white head - almost looking like dirty whipped cream. Fine duration and lacing. Great bready malts aroma, some pine hops and general sweetness. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely ashy, some roasted notes, good pine hoppiness and dryness. Really lovely and refreshing with plenty of hops to warm.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark ruby-brown colour, almost no foam, nutty and spicy nose, malty and earthy, slightly bitter, medium to full-bodied, long woody and nutty finish, well-balanced - very nice !
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Noam’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear amber. Aroma of slightly chalky malt, a bit of caramel, a bit of toast, earthy hops. Sweetish flavor, malty, with caramel, toast, and bitterish earthy and floral hops. Medium-bodie3d.