Grumbo (2948) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2017 fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma has lots of toffee, some apple skins, caramel, toast, hay and crusty white bread. Flavor is sweet toffee, toast, planty hops, sweet grassy hay, burnt sugar, sweet roasted nuts, black tea and some citrus and earthy notes to the finish. Light to medium body, chewy entry, dry finish and light, but sharp carbonation. Not bad, but lacking in depth and intensity compared to the 4.1% bitter I just drank from the same brewer.
Bottle from local supermarket. Pours ruby brown with an average sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, dark fruit, malt and hops. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Towards being full bodied, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Superior to the lower abv cask version. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Flaske 500ml delt med Rune på Rom 2 Hazelwood Guest House Newton Abbot 28 Apr 17. Mørk amber. Lavt skum som daler sakte. Spotlacing. Grei maltaroma. Smaken skarp malt. Balansert. Nøttepreg i avslutninga. Oiolosse (143) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2017
Caramelo, nueces, regaliz, aromas de frutas maduras. Color cobre con espumosa cabeza blanquecina, un poco de cordón. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación media a suave, textura sedosa. El sabor es caramelo, dulce, afrutado, frutos secos, regaliz. Suave, equilibrado y agradable. Un poco más de cuerpo la haría más agradable. Rune (12795) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2017
500ml bottle bought at a local Sainsbury’s store. Shared with Finn. Good looking in the glass. A finger-thick beige head to a deep mahogany coloured body. Clingy acing. Attractive malt-fruity aromas, herbal hops and caramel. Smooth taste profile of toffee, earth, dark fruits and berries. Roasted malty-fruity finish. Good depth. Perfect night cap (Hotel room in Newton Abbot 28.04.2017). aussiealchemist (52) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2017
500 ml bottle. Somerset UK. Pours hazy reddish brown with medium white head that laces. Aroma is cider and yeast, not much fruit. Taste is reasonably sweet with dried fruits, toffee and solid hop bitterness. Decent hop punch on back of throat. Good full mouthfeel from the carbonation with a noticeable alcohol lift. Quite a good balance between hop and malt. Good example of an English strong ale. Nice!
Grumpelmies (318) - GERMANY - APR 13, 2017
Bottle. Dark ruby/brown with a big foamy head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of english hops and dark fruits. Taste is malts, hops, toffee, caramell, nuts, berries and a layer of cocoa and milk chocolate. Long lasting hoppy bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Creamy. I like it a lot. gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy reddish brown color. Big rocky tan head. Soft toffe-like malt nose. Robust nutty toasted malt flavor has a distinct dry hop balance. Chewy mouthfeel. Wonderful Belgian lace. Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2017
500ml bottle. Dark copper color. Medium size, beige-yellowish head, stays. Woody, grainy, husky, creamy, malty in aroma. Caramel, malts, bit creamy and buttery, husky in taste. Apple seeds and woody tannins in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Touch of metallic hops too. Very solid brew. leos (1) - Málaga, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2017 does not count
caramel, cereal, toast, butterscotch, ruby-brown, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, creamy, lively. Very light caramel aroma. Aftertaste is toffee with an air of berries. Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle at home in London - sourced from Ocado. Only took me 6.5 years living in the UK to track this one down! Pours clear amber-copper with a creamy, light tan head. Pleasant aroma, ample dried berries, a little toasted toffee, grape leather. Medium sweet flavour with restrained earthy bitterness, stewed fruits, dried berries, further toffee, dry brown bread, toasted leaves. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Well balanced finish, with notes of burnt frackers, toasted caramel, further dried and leathery berries, earthy hops. Rather enjoyable stuff. Drinks well.