Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2011 It starts out tasting sweet, than some sourness kicks in but the bitterness dominates in the lasting finish. The taste is roasty and of dark chocolate. The aroma is sweet and caramel dominates. It has a dark copper colour and a large off-white head that diminishes. I was thoroughly impressed by this brew! (Bottle) cgarvieuk (24499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle at home ... Deep copper ... big bubbly tan head ... sweet fruity toffee malt nose ... rich sweet berry fruits ... soft toffee ... caramel malts ... figs and plums ... juicy malts ... light spice or something ... im really liking this one ... quite a long bitter linger ... little tea and a little pepper Niall73 (2432) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle 23/06/11. A very lively pour resulting in a dark amber beer with a big foamy slightly off-white head. Medium body. Big sweet biscuity aroma, with dark fruits - prunes mainly - coming through too. The biscuit, dark fruits are there as well as caramel, a touch of citrus and a nice smooth boozy bitter hit. Good. GoufCustom (2004) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2013
jonas (7583) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
330 ml bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.
Cloudy hazy dark amber brown colour with lots of dirt like, darkish yeast sediments; Two finger head with rich, long lasting crumpety beige foam, like a Belgian ale. Very sticky lacing with soft fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of full ale malt, with nice light grapefruit, biscuit, bread, plums, orange peel, lemon and light spice; Very nice medium sweet taste of ale malt, with light grapefruit, rich plums and raisins, toffee, yeast, molasses, light spices, light alcohol, citrus and herbal hops; Medium body, slick palate; Mouth feel is fairly rich and tasty ale malt with very good elements of toffee, caramel, raisins / dark fruits, rich yeast, light grapefruits and spices. Very malty and biscuit, yet nicely sweet and dry fruity. All complement each other very well. I feel good! The 7.5% abv is quite seductive, doesn’t hide itself under the sand yet light enough and blends well with overall taste. A marvel! Hoppiness is nice light grapefruit and lemon nose, Moderately spicy and earthy taste, and fairly light herbal grassy hops work well enough for flickering astringency and finish; Slightly dry after taste:, fairly sweet and fruity to mouth.
Comments: This is a very fitting ESA. Although not as outwardly colourful as Fuller’s 1845, it’s rich enough in maltyness, fruityness, yeastiness (loads of dark yeast!), and just spicy and hoppy enough to make this brew refreshing under a post-typhoon Summer night like tonight, or better, a fitting winter warmer like many top dog ESAs. Highly recommended!
Bottle. Dark ruby, light haze, offwhite cream. Berries, light leathery wooden nose. Citric hoppy entry. Goes from berries, orangepeel over tobacco, wood and spices to a very dry hoppy finish.
Fullbodied, dry mouthfeel.
Long fruitcaramel aftertaste. Very pleasant.
Case (300) - GERMANY - FEB 14, 2014
Pours hazy amber-red with gigantic exploiding off-white head. Immediately I am engulfed by aromas of Belgian yeast, very fruity, oranges and pineapple. Tasting reveals more sweet fruits, pineapple, honey, some spice. Medium body, high carbonation. Lovely t(r)ipple, not sure what’s supposed to be English about it though. Borresteijn (7111) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy amber brown colour, dense off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, light fruity, flowery, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malty, fruity, toffee, nice grassy bitter finish. Medium bodied, slick. A lot better than the previous Molenbier imo. Very nice. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear deep red pour, thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of grassy and floral hops and some tea leaves. Flavor is a nice balance between strong bitter hops and a nice rich malt base. Thick body and very drinkable. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2011
0.33L bottle. Slightly hazed deep ruby red body. A finger of dense greyish-blond bubbles on top. Complex aroma. Vinous fruitiness, English fruit-cake, toasted peppery malts, earthy and spiced hops. Nice! More than medium full. A deep, refined malt-sweetness. Solid bitterness. Fine tones of dark dried fruits, mild spices and faint dark bread. Creamy texture. Flavorfull, yet in perfect balance. A really fine one. esp0r (2921) - NORWAY - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle enjoyed at home
Pours deep red and builds up the most amazing head you can imagine. Totally massive. Falls down to cm layer that you can increase to the double again with a litte glass twirl. Smells of ripe fruits, caramel, apple and malts. Full malt body with no sweetness at all. Fruity heavy flavors apply all over. Oily and dry on the palate. Nice hoppy bitterness with some resins