FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (The King’s Arms, Oxford) Youngs version.
Stonkingly good strong ale, even if a little weak for a strong (it was 5.6 % back when I was regularly drinking it). Subdued spicy sweet and malty aroma. Much more in the taste. Massive complex fruity and sweet nougaty components augment a huge brown malty body. One of my favourites.
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Britannia - Euston Station. A ruby-russet coloured bitter with a spices and raisins aroma. The taste is Christmassy with full malty tastes including raisins and nutmeg. A damn fine beer in its purest (cask) form. Score 4.0
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.6
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Pretty sure this one was still Wandsworth brewed, FTR. Dark chestnut with garnet highlights; B.C. "H.". Fruity, dark malts, a few meaty esters, and some acetic acid... Mild sweet taste, quite fruity, as cherries, ending in a kind of sweetness that is peculiar to this type of beer. Muscovado? Candy. Medium bodied, quite slick, alcohol-dryness (as the "tears" on a sherry glass). Enjoying the last of the real stuff?
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2004 Dark and wholesome. Toffeeish nose. Fruity and malty throughout. Decent winter beer but not really my favoured style of beer - could do with a higher alcohol level and hop bite to temper the sweetness. Handpump, Buckingham Arms, London SW1, November 2003
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: From the White Horse. Creamy malt nose. Translucent dark red body with just a thin film for a head but leaves nice lacing. tastes like French toast with a berry finish with some malt. Standard palate. Nothing to write home about.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint served at perfect room temperature at the Lamb, London. Filmy off-white layer over a mahogany coloued body. Nice lacing on the glass. Roasted malty aroma. Taste of warming caramel malts. Moderate bitter ending. A bit watery. Half of the content was enjoyed with Fish ’n Chips (31.01.2007).
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Kings Arms, Holywell Street, Oxford 20-02-08 Oxford City CAMRA meeting Dark amber colour with some fruit and nut’s on the aroma. This was quite fruity and nutty in the mouth as well and rather enjoyable served in very good nick, lovely beer.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
CASK at Charlies. Amber colour with a tan head. Caramel, vanilla, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a bitter dry finish.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin, coarse-laced off-white head on dark red body. Faint sourish aroma of nuts and faint sweet roastiness. Taste is smooth, clean, nutty maltiness; quite bitter. Aftertaste is drily nutty, with hoppy bitterness lingering. Clearly a well-made beer, but rather subdued. (Cask at the Britannia.)
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Lamb, Bloomsbury, London, 23 Nov) Dark ruby colour with a brief beige head. Fruity nose with malty notes of port wine, nuts and dried fruit. Fruity taste with a malty backbone, notes of dried fruit, nuts, prunes and a slightly vinous note of port. Very tasty and nice.