zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep clear rusty to brown with a medium tan head, aroma of congac, grapes, chocolate, toffee and dried fruits, flavor of wood, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, cinnamon, congac, alcohol can be sensed, light hoppy notes, medium body. Nice
Joakgust (1076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl - Semi hazy red brown beer with a small frothy head. Aroma is sweet malty with notes of cane sugar, caramel and toffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, coffee, alcohol and dried fruit. Nice!
Stefano (1891) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with a medium sized pale beige head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet malty, licorice and dried fruits with notes of caramel and alcohol. Very sweet finish.
hayduke (3561) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle purchased in York, England. Poured nearly black with a nice tan head. Good lacing. Rich nose of roasted malts with nuts. Medium body and rich smooth mouthfeel. Flavor shows some chocolate and the finish is bitter. Very well crafted, drinking. Hard to believe this is 8.5% as it hides the alcohol well.
goozen (3257) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Ruby/brown legendary old English beer from Greater Manchester region, an decent sweet ale with some spicy taste.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inviting aroma of pitfruit, rich malt and some nuttiness, chestnut, pours a small toffee head. Flavour is full malt, roasted nuts, caramel and a bit of toffee. Medium bodied, very well balanced, luciously bitter. Terrific!
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from Sainsbury’s. Dark amber colour with a creamy head and quite well carbonated. Whisky - like aromas of malt, vanilla and alcohol. Powerful flavours matched by bitterness. Aftertaste also quite bitter - burnt wood.
Svesse (6767) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Sveavägen, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with hints of ruby. Frothy, beige head. Malty, slightly roasted nose with notes of dark fruit, raisins, caramel and dark bread. Malty, toasty taste with dried fruit, raisins, prunes, chocolate, caramel and dark rye bread. Full body, fairly sweet with a vinous bittersweet finish. Tasty and well balanced. Nice one.
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with off white head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt. The taste turns out to be a old malty mixed mess. Bitter dry finish.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
275ml Bottle at Home 11/04/2010
Fruity aroma. Some carbonation. Mid brown dark coloured rich smooth and sweet on the palate. Fruity with a hint of bitterness in a warming chocolaty malt finish.