monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best By ?? ('04); 11-03 tasting notes: Wonderful muscular English Ale with a great but subtle chocolate maltly hoppy flavor. Yes there was a trace of banana estery flavor. Now I know where Yards ESA came from!
tsooj87 (4) - - FEB 10, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. A bit too sweet, but there is something special to it that I really liked
andrepintado (2259) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from GB supermarket, cascais, portugal. Color is dark brown to black. Thin beige head. Body is somewhat thin with a medium long finish. Aroma is malty, herby, banana, liquorice.
vinivini (911) - BELARUS - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, moderate off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma of candies, caramel, brandy. Light to medium body. Tastes of, rich malts. Caramel, some wine, hints of coffee & dark chocolate. Light pleasant bitterness along. Good
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
cervmagpt (515) - PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 17B). Bottle 50 cl - Batch L5103. AROMA: mild malty-sweet aroma with notes of some molasses, toffee and some caramel. slight toasted note. APPERANCE: very dark amber with reddish body. Clear. moderate, creamy, light-tanned head. TASTE: medium to low malty-sweet flavour with mild notes of toffee/caramel. low to no fruity esters. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: A bottled Old Ale that doesnt do credit to the style.
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from corner shop. Mid-brown to dark brown, somewhat translucent. Light aroma of liquorice and some chocolate malt. Sweet at first, deftly turning bitter until the end. Bitter coffee notes in the aftertaste. Good enough but not a patch on the cask version.
PlutonowyMan (266) - POLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kolor: ciemny br?z, klarowny.
Piana be?owa, drobno ziarnista, g?sta i zwarta.
Aromat: ciemne owoce, sma?one ?liwki, s?odkie, przejrza?e banany, karmel.
Smak: na pierwszy plan wychodzi karmel, lekko kwa?ne, sma?one ?liwki i delikatna popio?owo??.
Goryczka wyra?na, sucha, kawowa. Wysycenie ?rednie, idealne.
kapusil (956) - HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. Dark ruby body, light brown head. Aroma of caramel, toast, dates and reisins. Taste of caramel, toast, reisins, plums and floral hops. Very nice.
hauxe (175) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from old notes. Pours frothy and creamy into the glass. Lightly carbonated. Distinctive sweet caramel taste with a hint of nuts. Well balanced. A good, hearty English ale.
LazyPyro (222) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. First "Old Ale" for me. Clear and very dark brown colour, frothy tan head. Dark fruity, malty aroma and flavour, caramel, some sweetness too, very lightly roasted. Quite a smooth finish. Very nice beer.
nofearhatmatt (43) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark amber in colour. Tastes nice and malty, but light and drinkable, had with a roast chicken but would go better with grilled meat like steak or burgers.