bierkoning (10163) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange brown color, cloudy. Salty aroma with cookie dough and licorice. Malty, salty flavor with licorice, cinnamon and cookies. A pleasure to drink!
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml from Phoenix Wines, Swanage, Dorset. Murky brown with slight head. Not the best looking beer ever, but the flavour overcomes the looks, just. Fruity malts with an apple, plum character, a touch of coffee ground and a general sweetness carrying in to a powdery hop. Reasonable.
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a copper-red hue and a nice head. The aroma is malty, the flavour is malty with notes of caramel, burnt candy sugar, raisin, fruit and nuts. The finish has a citrus bitterness and is quite dry and long. It’s a nice winter ale!
FatPhil (9291) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich red, little to no head. Slightly chocolatey malty aroma. Taste matches - slightly yeasty hint but then there’s a great chocolatey malt blast. Long bitter finish too. Good strong ale.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Well House Tavern, Exeter 17/06/2003
Amber golden coloured and strong in alcohol. Lasting malt finish.
pivnizub (8800) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Royal Oak, Lyndhurst-Bank : Amber coloured, nearly no head; vinous fruity nose, some traces of liquorice and alcohol; sweetish-fruity start; sweetish flavour; ending in a bitter-aromatic and sweet finish; a warming, pretty full-bodied and well-rounded brew !
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 06/05/12. A russet coloured beer with an off-white ring of head. A fruity aroma with sweet and slightly sugary notes. Predominantly malty but the hops are there too and give good fruitiness. A nice long finish. Boozy and tasty.8
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light-golden body with lace and a bit of foam. Faint smell hops. A fresh ale, as if it was tapped a day ago, of understated and malted hoppy ale, not too bitter. Above average carbonation for a UK produced ale. Very drinkable, medium mouthfeel. Citrus and lightly grapefruity.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I can’t beleive I rated from Mary’s half-empty glass, but I did. Amber beer, white head. Sweet and malty aroma with a very crackery and toasty character. Earthy aroma but with a very low hop rate. Flavour is quite sweet and it doesn’t really have much in the way of balance. Very British malt character but it still seems a bit disjointed to me.
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with a small head. Aromas are toffee malts with chocolate and earthy hops. Sticky sweet and fruity but not cloying. Flavour are sweet toffee and caramel malts with Autumn fruit. Soft in flavour but everything is well balanced. A good ESB.