darioklc (541) - Karlovac, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby color with a off white head that fades to bites of lacing. Taste of malt, caramel, trace of chocolate and spices. Mild bitterness and quite clean with a bit of lingering spice. Moderate body, smooth with a unique rich flavor that is enhanced as it warms.
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark clear brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.
hub66 (169) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur brune; pratiquement pas de mousse; odeur fruitée, vineuse; goût malté avec une légère amertume; les 8,5% se font très dicrets
islay (1248) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-17-14. Pours dark brown with a slight maroon hue and a small amount of beige head. Nice color but I would like to see more head. Tangy, bready aroma emphasizes English yeast. Clay and Play-Doh scents. Not so appealing smell. Bready taste features a licorice flavor as well as burnt prune. Bitter, plummy, toasty. Flavors of red grape and artificial grape. Somewhat bitter, medicinal, licorice-like finish and aftertaste. Not my kind of beer but not offensive. Medium body. Utterly forgettable palate effects.
Giochaurand (79) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with low head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and mushrooms. Full bodied with notes of spicy and roasted nuts.
Hanoi (458) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stunned to find this is unrated. Nose is very malty, slight licorice, very nutty, light dark fruits. Taste is malty, very fruity with plums, berry, raisins, leading to a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel a touch thin.
I don’t know if I’ve changed or the beer has, but it’s not really the Old Tom of my youth, I need to have it again on draft. It’s a decent old ale, nothing more. NB They need to knock the unattributed to ’World Best Beer’ thing on the head.
killroy (63) - BULGARIA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with creamy brownish head. In the aroma fruits, chocolate, caramel may be. Taste of malt and chocolate again, light sweetness.
MisoW (1788) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at work courtesy of Matus. Pours deep brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate.
jukkar (12) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, earthy, woody, dark brown, minimal head, light sweetness, salty, lightly bitter, full body, flat, long finish. Very nice and strong ale. I liked it.
Cimbasso (243) - - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33cl embossed bottle. A very deep brown with amber head. Rich aromas of roasted malts, raisins, chocolate and coffee. The taste is also complex, with a mixture of flavours that are very mouth-filling. Chocolate, prunes, raisins, liquorice and leather are all there and plenty of hop (Goldings?) flavours also. Long dry finish dominated by coffee and hop flavours. ’The World’s Best Ale’ is says on the label. Mmm...certainly an English Classic....