cgarvieuk (23289) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle at home ... Deep copper ... sweet caramel malt nose ... aain sweet caramel .... quite rich syrupy fruity ... little spice ...little honey... but with a slight metalic hoppy after taste.
Bottle at home for the On line Mass tasting ... copper ... little sediment ... small off white head ... open sweet caramel candi suger nose ... toffee fronts ... lots of candi peel ... sweet sugered fruits ... little metalicness ... little apple yeastyness 3... little peppery hop .3
Leighton (20648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle pour from Pound and Pence. Reminded me of a light barleywine. A sweet, malty aroma gives way to a nicely balanced malt character with strong, darkly fruity notes and a touch of hop bitterness on the tail. Medium in body and nicely carbonated. Not a sessioner - unless you’re pretty hardcore. Tasty and a dynamic beer.
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber color. Light malt aroma, they should work on it...
Great taste, powerful, unexpected; big caramel and malt character, and strong hopping. Strong and long final as well.
Rasmus40 (19371) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit, malty, caramel and hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and quite bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Very nice. 010211
Beerhunter111 (19263) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig, alkoholisch.
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Bottle at Bishops Arms, Skövde. Amber color, very nice lasting beige head. Malty fruity aroma, grapes, pear, sweetish, candy notes, hop notes. Hop flavor, fruity, candy, roasted notes, grapes, some citrus. Sweetish finish with candy and hops. Very drinkable and balanced.
Old rating from 2004. (3,1) Amber color, but not very much head. Very bitter, a little sour. Not thin, but it could have had a little more body. Quite an ordinary ale.
Theydon_Bois (18742) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Tesco Ashford, 19/04/13.
Pours clear copper with a good sized frothy beige head that retains well.
Nose is toffee, background fruits, biscuits, malt, light spice.
Taste comprises rich caramel, biscuit, background hops, light spice, brown sugar, toffee apple.
Medium bodied with a bit of clout, fine carbonation, dryish finish.
A decent English strong.
harrisoni (18052) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Bottle.Reddish brown, thick cream head. Good rich malt nose, almost oloroso sherry like, rich flavour with baked raisins and dark fruits with a spiciness that grows towards the finish. Does not drink its strength. Good beer. 848416 4.0./5.0 Re-rate at mass 1845 tasting. Good fruits, fruit peel, some bramley fruit some malt but not as much as before, some woodyness I never got before and a peppery hop finish.
saxo (17970) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, hops, honey and caramel.
TBone (17085) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2005 Bottled
Dark copper brown. Good foamy brown head. Lots of lace. Fresh aroma of anise, salt, hops and strawberries. Taste has licorice, malts and hops. Well-balanced and good medium-bodied palate with smooth mouthfeel. Dry hoppy aftertaste. (7/4//4/15 3.7)
Bottled (BB 10/2006)
Copper brown, medium tanned head, lace. Dry oaky, hoppy aroma. Liquerish, spicey, licorice flavor with fruity hops. One of the finest examples of English Strong Ale. (7/4/8/4/16 3.9)