fiulijn (19096) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 2003-06-24, Bottle, 6-4-7-4-14=35
Amber color. Smooth, good body structure, pleasant, with some malt and quite good hop, strong caramel character. Light cardboard in the nose and light metal taste.
2004-11-30, Keg, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Amber color. Malty and cheesy aroma. Very good malty body, quite sweet, with good hops (quite aromatic).
Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, honey-red with a light, white foam head. Aroma holds some sugar, lightly ripened fruits. Medium sweet flavor with more semi-ripe fruits, berries, golden raisins, lightly toasted sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet finish, with lightly toasted sugars, faint bread, cherries, pears, plums, golden raisins. It’s a pretty straight-ahead English Strong Ale. Not too much alcohol, which is pretty alright. Decent depth. As a readily available beer, it’s pretty good.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a nice head, quite carbonated. Aroma is sweet but also from grass.Flavor is sour like a typical ale.
Rasmus40 (17526) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 171211
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My 400th beer to be rated and not a bad choice. Orange/copper colour with nettle and pepper hop aroma. Caramel/toffee flavours, caramel and hop continue throughout with hoppy pepper finish. Although 6,5% the strength doesn’t overawe it. Pretty good
Beerhunter111 (16840) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, fruchtig, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr fruchtig, nussig, herb.
saxo (16771) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden and slightly hazy. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, grass and notes of caramel.
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 Bottle. Lightly hazy, amber color with very low cream-white head. Low carbonation in the glass, but some of the beer came out of the bottle when I opened it. Fruity aroma. The taste is fruity, with some alcohol in the middle, and a long, bitter aftertaste. (050920)
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical ale outlook: hazy copper brown and steady creamy white head. Fresh flowery hop aroma. Well-balanced malty body with bitter hop finish. This is the quality ale.
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s good, but I don’t see the greatness. The chewy malt and earthy hops just don’t quite come together for me. A lot of good flavours, but they seem to fight each other.