liinis (1600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5l bottle. Starting to taste cold very nice and easy. warming up and gaining flavor, better and better. Small sips much better than big mouthfuls!
obguthr (4085) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma of hay and honey with toffee and tea, quintessentially British. Hazy orange, thin head. Toffee and tea flavor, with a light mouthfeel that isn’t chewy. Grassy finish. Alcohol unnoticeable and seems quite quaffable. This style of beer doesn’t get rave reviews, but beers like this are very good once in awhile. Not super strong, heavy, or thick, but still very flavorful. Hit the spot very well.
robertjm (776) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark orange color. EXTREME head. Very frothy. Almost got away from me while I was pouring into a pint glass! Citrus notes in flavor with hops on the palate in the aftertaste. No aroma to speak of. Good body. Not very heavy mouth feel, but also not thin either. After warming up slightly some malt comes out in the flavor proile. Perhaps a Crystal 60L? I seem to be on the high side for this beer’s rating compared to others. I guess I’m really enjoying this bottle. I’d buy it again it if weren’t $5/btl!!
Weefannybaws (106) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle for Christmas in N Ireland. A tasty, strong English ale. Fruit and toffee overtones. At 6%, I would only be able to drink a few of these per evening.
thornecb (4543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber into an English pint. Fluffy white head with good retention leaves spot lacing as it recedes to coat surface. Caramel malt aromas. Crisp with sweet apple upfront and a lasting slight hop middle to a bittersweet finish.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pt.9oz bottle wife got me for Cristmas. Medium sweet malt aroma. Dark gold body with big foamy head that forms a halo on body thoughout beer. Chewy malts and cherry jucice flavor Smooth on the palate a good novaltiy beer, but also a good beer to drink.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500 ml bottle at Haket, Göteborg) Clear copper color, tan head. Fresh fruity and hoppy scent, a bit grainy. Also sweet. Bitter taste, also sweet and fruity. Bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle- Dark golden in colour with a white head. Hoppy, peachy aroma. The taste is mildly hoppy and bitter with a nicely balanced malt and hop aftertaste. Quite a good beer and very drinkable for the strength!
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colour. Aroma is hop, caramel malts, spices, toast and cream coffee. Cream coffee flavour with hoppiness.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely Christmas beer which is not as flat as many other English ales. Amber color, good head. creamy caramel, toffee flavor.