jonnyt (45) - USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick head. Juicy aroma of raisins and roasted malt. Soft taste, very smooth and doesn't feel 8.5%. Big round palate, really well balanced.
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Cimbasso (192) - - 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....
ctiry (73) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish liquid with creamy head. Nutty to fruit aroma. Taste of roasted malts and some heavy red whine. Little sour. I enjoyed the aftertaste more than drinking the beer.
Oleguerito (1) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like iron and some piece of cloth to dy dishes with. Looks brilliantly dark, bottle has charisma. Taste uberheavy in the beginning, then drinkable and then very fine. Worth it.
mithe (922) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma : Sweet, fruity, light chocolate, light cherries in rum, light wine-like.
Appearance : Clear brown color. Minimal light brown head.
Taste : Medium sweet, light sour, fruity, light alcohol.
Palate : Medium-full body. Sticky texture. Bitter, light warming finish.
Overall : Sweet, warming, unusual.
azzie (294) - - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33l. Dark brown reddish liquid with beige average head. Full body, medium carbonation. Medium bitterness, sour, light sweetness. Aroma of dried plums. Ok.
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a deep ruby, almost black with a persistent light beige head. Aroma is light liquorice and caramel, continuing to the taste with sweet molasses, raisins and chocolate malts dominating. Some strong alcohol warmth, perhaps a little too much. Still.. enjoyable.
Taboada (373) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 mml bottle tasted on October 2013. Clear dark brown colour with a fazy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and sugar. The taste is basically chocolate with malts, low bitter and medium sweet aftertaste. Carbonation is low to medium and a full body. The alcohol is well hidden with the intense chocolate. Next one please!
allmyvinyl (3989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Asda, Dunbar. Pours clear dark brown, thin, short-lived off-white head. Aromas of sweet chocolate and raisins, light booze note. Taste is toffee sweet, light spice. Sweet, warming finish. Nice.
ItyMeuh (20) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best 'supermarket' beers you can get in Scotland. Sweet, hidden alcohol. Worth a try.
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christhoel (168) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep ruby color. Aroma is kinda of winy with hints of chocolate. Flavor is fruit. I can taste prunes,plums and pears and licorice Goes down quite smooth and warm. For the amount of alcohol in this(8.5ABV) it is hidden in the flavor.