harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Bottle from Asda. Dark reddish brown with lasting tan head roasted malt nose with some chocolate. Nice dry hoppy finish. Really good beer with a certain richness on the aroma that carries on into the palate. 848416 4.0/5.0 Bottle from a colleague for my 40th. Aroma has malt and dark fruits. It’s pasteurised and a little obvious on the alcohol to be honest. Sting comes from the carbontion too. saxo (18333) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Nice tannish head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma is fruity. Taste is fruits and chocolate. Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2001
This tasty English strong ale has a complex, earthy flavour. TBone (17544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled (BB 02/2006)jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Dark ruby with a big creamy expresso head. Aroma has brandy, fruits, oak and hops. Medium-bodied. Woody flavor with a good malt profile. Hops are quite dazzling. Bitter, alcoholic aftertaste.
Pours dark brown in the glass. Nose and taste is pleasant malts with hint of baker’s chocolate. Rated 7/2/02
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Bottle. Nice brown colour. Plenty, very stable head. Roasted, malty flavour with a long bitterness. bhensonb (15199) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Aroma of lightly toasted malt - aka caramel? Reddish copper color with a vigorous beige head that laces a bit. Starts with coffee and dark fruit, followed by toasted/roasted malt flavor. Light fruit flavor and a bit of bitterness for the finish. Not astringently dry, but not overly malty sweet either. Good one from Masham. Ripon? Isn’t that about 10 miles away? imdownthepub (14555) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500mlTmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Chestnut ruby coloured with bubbly head. Toffee and licorice notes with an underlying coffee note in a good thick body. Finishes off with a heavy dry hop. Good for a pasteurised bottle.
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with a moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Complex malty and fruit aroma. Medium body with creamy texture. Full well balanced flavor with small sweet finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2006
(500ml bottle) Clear mahogany body topped by a big rocky beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, tobacco/leather, caramel, earthy, light anise. Taste is medium sweet, tobacco/leather, caramel, earthy, some roast, light anise. Watery light-medium body.