dnicolaescu (2388) - Chișinău, - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: beige, medium, frothy, poor retention. Colour: chestnut, slightly hazy.
Aroma: rich malty, biscuit/cake, toffee, dried fruit, slight alcohol notes, old.
Taste: relatively sweet, toffee, burnt sugar, delicate fruitiness, moderate bitterness.
A „good bed-time beer”, to quote M. Jackson.
ludos68 (46) - - MAR 13, 2017
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong ale da bel colore bruno- ramato. Aromi dominati dal malto con una nota di frutta rossa. In bocca i sapori principali sono di caramello e pane tostato. Luppolatura presente solo nel finale donando un retrogusto piacevolmente amarognolo.
GTAEgeek (2096) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2017
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5 L bottle. Pours clear, dark bronze color, with a small, fleeting, beige head. Toasted caramel aromas, with some smoke, syrup, plums, leather, and earth. Sweet and malty, with a sharp, sticky bitterness. Heavy body, smooth, and a little sticky. This is a malty, sticky, and aggressively hopped beer. Like a smoother and more friendly version of Arrogant Bastard.
Smithld1 (254) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, treacley. Very sweet. A bit appley. It’s not too bad. Doable but no stunner. I prefer esb
bartlebier (3767) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bbNov2017, merci BeardedAvenger for the trade. - Tightens the gap between fruitcake-malty UK strong ale and apricot-jenever Belgian tripel. Quite fumy with sweet abv esters for 6,3%, reminds me of a boozy baby Piraat with a tad more class. Sticky apricot jam and overcooked fruitcake flavoured. Becomes quite bitter with atea leaf and walnut peel astringency midway and all the way past the final sip.
ANZUShophunter (388) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle in tulip. Pours hazy amber with aroma of fruitbread and (yes) nutmeg. Rich malt-driven taste with almost woody spice undertones. Quite a tasty drop.
Onesimus (51) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber/Copper slightly hazy with one finger of off white head
Nose has loads of malt, mixed spice and herbs.
Mouthfeel is lush and smooth with moderate carbonation.
Upfront is malty with hints of caramel and fruit cake mixed spice, quickly giving way to those lingering hops with herbs, nettles and hint of citrus pith. It's refreshing and satisfying.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MayumiH (1208) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Clear copper colour. On the bitter side. Spice on the nose. Caramel malts. Medium body. Very drinkable.
kustie (1043) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with off-white head. Aroma has wood, dark fruits, grass and malt. Taste is malty with long bitter and quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of dark fruits, malt, caramel, wood. Nice balance.
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at fuller’s pub in London. rich full creamy body and full flavour. flowers and bread.
stevoj (4553) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle At Heathrow. Dark amber, slight haze, small bubbly head. Woody, malty aroma, fruitcake. Taste gets a bit tangy and spicy, caramel, brown bread. A bit of warmth from the ABV, quite evident here after a week of gentle bitters.