jolo (917) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Bottle 500ml. A clear dark red-amber colour with a beige head. An aroma of malt, bread, caramel and citrus. Some toasted notes. The taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long finish.
nuplastikk (4392) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Dulled amber-brown color. Thin, frothy head. Sweet, malty aroma, a hint of nuts. Smooth and sweet. Classic English Ringwood yeast tones, toffee, light woodiness. Easy on the palate, goes down quite well for a beer of 6.6%. Soapy, indistinguishable hop character, fishy fining taste. A decent beer, but a little bland.
BeerSkull (1304) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of malt with hints of tangy caramel and hops. The taste is very malty with hints of fruit, toffee and caramel, the alcohol is evident. The aftertaste has a distinct bitterness. No! This one I do not like, to boozy!
Pinball (10793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. trade with papsoe.
clear brown amber, loarge smooth light brown to beige head.
Aroma is pretty strange (not bad) flowers, honey, syrup, caramel, herbs and spcies that adjust the flowery note with something sort of citrussy or limey. a very full and solid aroma, although not powerfull (english beer after al) .
flavor is nutty bitter, caramel, flowers, honey. a rather bitter flavor, with subltle notes of sweetness, caramel, herbs, flowers. bitterness manages to round it up just shy of being cloying. okay beer.
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco...Dark amber, clear, average slightly off-white frothy head, some lacing, diminishing head.....Aroma of caramel malt, bit of fruit, some peppery hop, slight roast malt....Taste of bitter light grass hop, bittering hops, sweet dark caramel malt, wood, warming alcohol...Finish bittersweet initially then a bitter lingering tail with some warming alcohol.
The appearance and aroma is good, the taste not quite so good. It’s better than average, but it’s doesn’t do a lot for me. I recall the cask version was better.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a mahogany red/orange with a thin off white fizzy head. The aroma is a little off, maybe the bottle is a little old, all i smell is light skunk and tin with some undertones of malt. Wow, you can really taste the full lunar moon in the taste! The crystal malts really shine in the flavour, reminds me of some fullers vintages I’ve had, biscuit, toffee sweetness all the way through, the just a hint of hops to balance things, alcohol sweetness blends with touches of anise in the finish. It’s a solid, drinkable brew, just not something I would go out of my way for.
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white head. Chocolate, fruity notes, high malty, light bitterness, light grassy, light citrus, light hoppy, light grape.
Vignale (2057) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En ESB/strong ale på 6,6%. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad med skum som bildar fina gardiner. En maltbomb? Ja, men det finns plats för humlen också. Doft av läder, gamla möbler, söt tobak, wienerbröd, toffee och humle. Smaken är fyllig, men alkoholen slår igen, tobak, sötlimpa, brödkryddor typ anis, torkad frukt och en ordentlig efterbeska som ligger kvar länge. Välbalanserad alkoholstyrkan till trots.
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a copper colour with a thin white head. A very malty aroma, with traces of toffee and hops as well. The taste is of malt more than anything else, but also had toffee, hops, a nutty quality, and a slight spiciness.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Royal Liquors poured into a Chimay glass. Pours a very light brown/dark red color with a good bit of frothy off-white head. Aroma is of sweet malt. Caramel and fermented citrus fruits. Slight hop spicyness is hiding in there too. Taste is lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Slight caramel taste along with a stronger taste of fruit. Medium bodied with a thick sticky texture, fizzy carbonation and a average length finish. Overall, its not too bad. Nothing I would search out again but at 4 bucks a bottle it is drinkable.