OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a intruiging slightly oily looking, murky dark almost opaque amber colour with a fine bubbled medium size shortish lasting beige head. Aroma is mainly fruity malt with a hint of something medicinal. Palate is smooth and medium bodied, slightly cloying with low carbonation. Flavour is medium strong molasses and generic cola sweet toated grainy malt. The bitterness seems added on like an afterthought appearing late in the finish as an over roasted almost burnt malt with little to none hop bitterness.
vanvenlo (1208) - 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.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red-brown with a medium-sized off-white head, nice lace. Quite fruity-sweet, raisins, prunes, biscuit, madeira, little earthy, a beer for christmas og desert or....
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red and brown color. A little brownish head. Aroma from hops and a sweet taste.
turbothy (1086) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish amber with little or no head at all. Aroma is sweet and earthy, mouthfeel is a bit thin and the taste, while not very big, is pleasant and vinous.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very wine-like red ale with strong hop profile - I choose this one instead of a glass of wine.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nowhere near Fullers Vintage Ales but definately a very nice English Strong Ale! Well balanced and firmly malty ending a long pleasant bitter finish.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque ruby rd colour (duh) with a good, lasting creamy head. Big fruity and vinuous aroma. Flavour is both malty and hoppy, so i guess itís well balanced. Texture is quite thick. There is a bit of alcohol in the finish. Dangerously drinkable.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby colour (surprisingly), ugly yellow clumpy head which sticks around. Not much of anything in the aroma - yeastiness dominates, toasty malt, diacetyl and a distinct gingeriness as it gets to room temperature. Thereís a bit of rusty hop flavour, then an intensely flabby-sweet malt character hits you, with hints of sultana and marzipan. Bitterness is masked, but itís there because I could taste it after eating some chocolate cake. Didnít impress me all that much, though these pasteurised, bottled English ales rarely do.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 1999 vintage
Redbrown with firm offwhite head.
Chocolaty aroma with tones of apple and toffee. A bit sourish.
Bitter flavor with tones of dark chocolate. Tart. low finishing bitterness.