bdunhill (251) - Brussels, - OCT 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
With a nutty wine like aroma and an amber red color with a perfect white and frothy head this Strong English Ale has so many unique attributes that you can’t even define it. The taste is smooth to the tongue like a dry wine and yet has an abrupt palate that leaves you craving for more. It is simple but yet complementary to most any meal that you could imagine. Its an ale that the English should be proud of and make more of!
VRobertovich (34) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 A dark, dark ruby ale, with a beautiful creamy head. Indulgently thick, with aroma of caramel, chocolate, raisin, and dark fruit; balanced ever so finely with a spruce-like hop, matched equally in the taste. A truly beautiful pint, especially on a country pub on a winter’s night.
Mr_Pink_152 (1445) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Dog and Duck near Edwinstow. Deep Amber colour with a crush white head. Aroma has caramel, fruit, a touch of pice and roasted malt. The taste is sweet with a bitter finish.
mighty_meadow (300) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Auld Brig in Irvine
Dark, intense flavour. Fruits especially raisin. Bit of licorice. Quite a thick mouthful. Delicious to the end. Can’t believe I have resisted trying this until now.
HenrikSoegaard (11139) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Nice red amber colour. MOderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter slightly spicey flavor. Some raisin and Woody notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
rgf001 (175) - München, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best cask beer ever having tried more than one hundred. Tastes great as a flat beer. Malt esters , caramel aromas. Taste of, caramel, nuts, toast, licorice, raisin. Medium full body and medium dry finish that leaves you wanting.
Hermod (3769) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Black Door. Deep brown, thin off white head. Caramel, medicine, toffee in aroma. Sweet caramel, medicine notes, mild hops.
edsspoon (679) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - deep ruby red with a creamy light brown head. Good retention, some lacing. Aroma of plum and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, plum, light roasted malt, sweet cocoa and finished off with some caramel and light bitterness. Medium body.
MichaelAwesome (5040) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Cowes Week. This one tells me it has 7 or 8 per cent in abv and seems to be inspired by syrup. Thick and heavy piwo with loads of plums, similar ripe fruits, bit of sugar, some malt and bananas. Easily drinkable but also really thick and full bodied. Respect.
McTapps (5040) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Cowes Week at the Cowes Marina. Pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low smooth head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of barley, malt and plums - nice! Taste of malt, barley, cake, prunes, raisins, plums, light chocolate and light torf. Wonderful smooth finish. Enjoyed it a lot.
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 06012012. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, caramel and malts.