gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Light brown colour with a beige head. Hop and caramel aroma. Flavour is hop and sweet caramel. Bitter finish.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with hints of red. Medium light brown head. Sweetness, chocolate, licorice, nuts and mild alcohol in aroma, aroma is fine and rich. Medium bodied. Chocolate, sweetness, mild licorice in flavor, alcohol comes up too strongly. Aftertaste lasts with alcohol and sweetness.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Some taste of roasted coffee and alcohol. A reddish colour with white foam, medium sweetness, bitter finish, medium body. A little bit disappointed but not bad. Slightly too much alcohol and too little ale taste.
Lunkie (1508) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet hop malt aroma. Amber red clear colour with fair head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with candy aftertaste. Flat palate
vanvenlo (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
29 Jan 06 - Low light fruit malt aroma. Cloudy nice brown-red colour, poor head and OK lacing. Big sweet malt and hop flavour like a barley wine. Full mouthfeel with a bitter and malt finish.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured hazy copper colored with a nice creamy biege head. aroma: caramel, grassy hop, vanilla and nutty. taste: bit fenolic in the beginning, sweet, roasted malt, nutty, and a little spicy. finishes more bitter and hoppy. tart, dry, vinous mouthfeel. strange and excellent, but a bit too sweet for my taste.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on bottle, bit too cold) Rustred, nice clear brew with a disapearing white head. Sweet and tender nose of bark, vanilla and burnt almonds. Good full mouthfeel and more hard flavours of carameld almonds and tosted ryebread. Super finish; gets bitterfresh, witch balances the alcohol nicely.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Reddish brown with a warm orangey glow and a huge, deliciously creamy head. Complex, malty beer with the flavours almost queuing up to impress my taste buds. This is almost like a dry Sherry with a nutty character and only a discreet bitterness and a hint of sweetness. Very sophisticated, vinous brew. A real sipping beer. Yummy. 130401
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden brown and very sweet.The sweetness takes over and makes it hard to say anything else about the beer.
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After trying this one I was convinced it was more of a seasonal strong ale than a table ale. Tasted from the bottle and poured it into a chalice glass, cool and not cold. Copper coloured, with the clarity of honey, and topped with a thin dense pad of beige foam. Head lasted the distance and left an abundance of rings down the side of the glass. Generous fruity nose, lightly herbal and quite vinous, bordering on port-like. Treacly and sweet in the mouth, medium bodied and very soft in carbonation, it had an assortment of tangy and sugary dark fruits across the palate that became dry in the back. Quite husky and peppery, with flavours of dark berries and burnt grain, caramelised sugars and hints of raspy and acrid herbs (not detrimental). Reasonably bitter, more from the malts, in the back before a long and port like, sweet swallow. Licking my lips I could still taste the sugary sweetness left there between mouthfuls and it was quite full on in the mouth making for a sipping beer, that I would have honestly struggled to quaff. Not a bad drop, all things considered, and a little unique among British ales. Quite nice!!! (500mL bottle, BBE 07/05)