pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Clear, dark copper coloured, small off-white layer; vegetables and caramel in the moderately fruity nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; very faint vinous fruits in the bitter-caramelly finish. Disappointing........
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An amber coloured beer. A sweet candy like aroma with booze and toffee. Sweet and boozy in the mouth. Has decent warming alcohol and a nice body, but it really is sweet; almost to the point of sickliness. Too sugary.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Cara-malty aroma with fruity, slightly zesty and spicy hops. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a crisp carbonation. Rounded malty body with notes of toffee and fruity and mildly spicy hops; dry-ish and moderately bitter finish with lingering fruity hops. Pleasant. 24.I.11
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour tending to brown with a thick creamy white head. The aroma is quite fruity with a lot of yeast-derived esters along with a little bit of light hop spiciness. The beer feels higher in ABV than 6.6, but it’s still decently balanced. Nice balance of hoppiness and yeast along with a soft malt derived sweetness. There is a little bit of UK crystal malt sweetness through the middle that lends a sort of stewed fruit character to the finished beer. It’s actually pretty solid stuff.
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A malt job. Nothing special to look at, neutral aroma, medium mouthfeel. Ok drinkable, but nothing special.
Drake (7847) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from some good friends of mine. Thanks Chris and Katherine! Pours a clear amber with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, banana, floral hops. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, banana, faint nutty notes and a leafy, bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Tasty.
leaparsons (7710) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber brown with a medium off-white foam. Aromas are lemon and yeast with woody, spicy notes. Toffee and caramel maltiness. Flavours are sweet totter and raisins with autumn fruit. Citrus with dry, spicy hops. Marstons-like in character. Quite decent.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. BB 31 Mar 12, sampled on April 16, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown color, smallish to medium tan head. Sweet, malty, herbal and floral hoppy scent. Malty, mineral, hoppy taste that dies very fast. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness to the dry and chalky side that is the only thing that lingers in this beer. Almost like sucking on a piece of dry wall.
An alcoholic touch starts to show when warming up.
Pretty good stuff, though the ABV is a bit too high to be drinking too much of this.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-07-21. Crisp dark amber, small beige head. 3+ Flavour is sweet and malty, caramel malt, mild earth accents below. English malt character overall, very light toasty malt touches. Mild aroma, sweetly malty, mild fruity character over light toasty caramel malt. 6+ Average plus bodied palate is smooth and pretty well suited to the beer. Alcohol is not at all noticeable while chilled. Simple, enjoyable, it grows on me. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
Fin (6933) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle that I picked up from Morrisons some time ago, consumed at Fairports Cropredy Convention Annual Reunion 14.08.10 Pours amber in colour, maybe a little darker with off white head. Big toffee and malty aroma’s, this was pretty much it for the flavour also, along with some warmth from the alcohol and a smidgen of hoppiness. Its ok, only just though. A5 A4 T6 P3 Ov11 2.9