Dfonorow (1037) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is clear ruby with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of banana, oak, prunes, brown sugar, and roasted malt. A bit of hoppiness on the finish.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass
A - Pours a dark russet brown, with a foamy tan head
S - Oxidized malts, husky grain, light roasted malts, old molasses. The yeast starts coming out as it warms yielding fruit bread dough, prunes, over-ripened berries, wheat germ,
T - Creamy and bready sweetness, muted fruit with a sharp edge. English malts, burnt caramel, tea tannins, and hints of leafy green hops. Plums, berries, thin molasses, very fruity with dark bread malts and bitter tannins rounding out the finish with roasted malts lingering.
M - Straight up medium body with low to medium carbonation, lightly textured with a wet middle and a tannin dry finish.
No doubt this is brewed in England. A very traditional tasting ale with some minor oxidation flaws. But itís to be expected from an import. Nice fruit notes with some hops still hanging in there. The yeast really shows up and adds a bready doughy character. Would love to have this on cask in England.
Serving type: bottle
DJoer (495) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mokka coloured head, black colour, raisons soft caramel like smell, medium carbonation and a medium soft sharp bitter, a bit of a coffee bitter
DCLawyer (1292) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->snifter. Dark brown with big tan head. Lots of roasted malt, some molasses. Bittersweet, with some metallic notes. Tad too carbonated.
hohops (73) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is very dark brown, almost black, hints of ruby when put up to the light. Has a 1 finger beige head initially. Aromas of raisins, malts, sweet sugar, some roastiness, a little bit of chocolate. Taste is full bodied with roasted malt, sugar, dark fruits, a slight hint of banana. Some bitterness in the finish but overall very smooth, with a really nice mouthfeel. An excellent ale.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Ė Very dark red-brown in colour. Very malty; roast malts, toffee, caramel, hints of coffee and chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Good malt/hop balance. Sweet roast malty throughout. Fruity malty finish. Very easy drinking for ABV. A Classic Beer. Nice ale!
Philym (573) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear brown with ruby highlights and thin cm thick tan/ivory head which was fairly quick to disappear.
Aroma: Prune, bread/toast, chocolate malt and raisin.
Taste: Low/medium bitterness and sourness with low sweetness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, dry abrupt bready, dried fruit finish.
AtronSeige (428) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Rich malty, dark fruits, bread, caramel,
Appearance: Clear Dark red body. Medium tan head. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness, dark fruits, lingering bitterness, molasses, roasted, dry finish,
Palate: medium body, medium carbonation
Overall: This would go down well after a good dinner! Very nice!
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
19A. Old Ale
Connor66 (20) - - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and dark, no head on pouring. Good strong bitter taste. Good after taste. Got from the local Supermarket.
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beeebon (127) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmm Iíve been fond of this beer for years now. Itís a nice dark amber colour which when poured produces a tan colour head which quickly goes. The taste is of dark/dried fruits and is a little sweet but with bitterness too. A nice winter warmer and highly recomended!