SperkeleForce (570) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50 CL. Pours dark brown reddish with brown lacing head. Notes of wood, herbs, dark fruits, fruits, caramel, toffee, vinous. Pretty good.
Sarpa (916) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl from Alko. Pours clear dark amber with a small head. Nutty, dark fruits, sweet malts in the aroma. Nuts, hay, fruits in the flavor.
Simmo (15) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale makes me wish I still lived in England. Fairly strong aroma of malts, biscuit raisin and a hint of banana. Pours a dark earthy red/brown with a thin tan head that sadly dissipates. Feels very smooth in the mouth and has an great taste of malts, caramel, raisin and again a hint of banana. A great ale, I am jealous of everyone who can buy it in the supermarket!
TET (1692) - FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown, slightly reddish beer with a medium and beige head. The nose has nuts, wood, some dark fruits. Taste is balanced, dark fruits, dark bread, dry wood, some roastiness, quite dry. Medium bodied, the great and smooth to drink that is the best part of this beer. Basic beer with nice balance.
jonno1805 (2) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Such a good value beer, bought in Aldi for £1.25 and worth every penny, itís taste belies itís strength, smooth and deep red, perhaps the best value ale Iíve had in a while
Hanoi (421) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stunned to find this was not rated. Nose is malt, slight licorice slight cola. Taste is malt, sweet lactose notes, caramel malt. Nice mouth feel. Itís a good supermarket beer.
RexTalionis (2518) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small tan head. Dark sweet fruits, some faint hints of medicinal herbs in aroma. Ripe garden fruits too with additional notes of ripe and mashed banana.
Mild in taste, some burnt toffee sweetness, light bitterness, bit of old hay and hints of ripe fruits in taste. Mild in finish as well, but okay in someway, relaxing and soothing without too much fuzz here. Nice.
Minerals and slightly burnt toffee in aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"i hate to say it, but some olde ales taste just that...old. musty. this one does not. a very good, rich, flavorful beer that doesnít betray that itís only 5.6%."
eduardovl (867) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle served in a Pint glass.
A: Pours a black color forming a medium very creamy and bubbled beige head with excellent retention. A lots of creamy chunks of foam are formed and left in the glass
S: Mainly sweet and roasted with notes of flowery hops. Sweet and fruity Ale yeasts backbone
T: Sweet and roasted upfront. Roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. British hops bitterness (bit citrus)
M: Medium body and carbonation. Roasted bitterness aftertaste
O: Easydrinking Ale. Very British. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 10/13/2012 ]
DwarfeD (1050) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml from Tesco. Dark brown with a small tan head. Medium body with low carbonation. Sweet with some bitter tones. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, dark fruits and spices. Quite a tasty dark brew.