KM (361) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Brown colour. Nice, creamy beige head. First it smells like bakery, then a bit sour milk and at the end sourish and fruity. Strange ... Very nice fruity flavour and ends in a strong bitter finish. (Porterhouse, Dublin, 16.03.07)
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Porterhouse, WC2, London. Amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, hoppy, fruit, caramel. Flavor start moderate sweet, and ends moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. A nice complex beer with a good balance between sweet and bitterness.
KnutAlbert (6298) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Porterhouse Central, Dublin. A rich and complex beer this, with all the good stuff from both malt and hops. One of their very best.
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Like the Thomas Hardy Ale and the Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild I had earlier this is very malty. The malt here is tempered by a good dosing of hop. Still alcoholic and malty. Hop finish is in fact quite harsh, but doesn’t alleviate the rich malt and alcohol. Coffee/choc/syrupy malt aroma and in mouth with some sweetish berry fruit. Hit of harsh hop on end. Sweet tangerine in there too.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent strong ale, although for the most part it was muddled and a bit yeasty. Aroma is mixed with citrus, herbla and floral hops along with some fruity yeasty aromas and a thick caramel malt backbone. Flavor is initially pretty sweet with malts then a slightly harsh hop bitterness in the end. Alcohol comes throuhg as it warmed.
TBone (13231) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@brew pub, Dublin.
Amber color, steady off-white head. Complex aroma has apricot, mango, glue and brandy. Creamy mouthfeel. Dried fruits mixed with alcohol and hops in the flavor. Hoppy and alcoholic aftertaste. Winter-warmer.
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong, sweet fruit taste. Medium to full body. Dark amber body, compact but lasting light tan head. Sweet but good - don’t notice the alcohol. Enjoyable!
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colored, little beige head. Sweet, strongly fruity aroma with some caramel tones, interesting aroma. Medium to full bodied, fine that English Ale has so full body. Flavor is rich with caramel and fruits, lasting aftertaste dries finely.
argo0 (11822) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, ligt peat. Sticky medium-full body.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Dublin: It had an oragne-copper color with a caramel and floral/citrus (couldnt figure out which) scent. Not much head. Defintaly a caramel/toffee undertone to the taste, and an excellent mouthfeel.