bhensonb (11130) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, lots of earthyness keeping it dry,
Flavor: rich dark caramel malt flavor, nice burnt caramel sweetness, light spicyness, balancing earthy bitterness leaves with a light bitter and spicy finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
rlgk (10850) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber color. Nutty aroma, malty and with spicy touches. Nuttyflavor with a hoppy finish. Maybe alittle artificial...
HenrikSoegaard (10554) - 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.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark reddish amber with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Flavour likewise with a bitter finish.
Maria (10164) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is beautiful, dark, red-brown with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruit, caramel, citrus and peach. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, licorice, fruit, spruce, citrus and caramel. The finish is very long. It is a complex and interesting beer.
Lubiere (10094) - 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.
Bov (9552) - 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 !
FatPhil (9363) - 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.
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear dark-orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is full of all kinds of malty, fruity, doughy goodness - chocolate chips, white cake batter, strawberry jam (Jeff hit it right on the nose with that description), dried apricot, sugar cookie and rumors of cinnamon and resin. Full-bodied and nearly chewy with lively carbonation. The flavor offers sweet, malty notes of white cake batter, graham and cookie dough accentuated and kept in check by moderate peppery bitterness. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with a gentle kiss of acidity. Very nice.