britishalenerd (11) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is very hard to detect...very faint cola notes is all I pick up. Light brown with a firm finger thick head. I get the fruit cake notes mentioned the Commercial Descrip. and in fact this is VERY bready. Mild spice in there as well. The cake/bread notes are extremely long lasting and start from the middle and stay well into the aftertaste. I like beers like this that have a feel good aftertaste that lingers a long while
JoTheO (183) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @"Malt, mat&destillat" Sthlm. Amber, white head. Aroma is very intense with malts, raisins, fruit. Taste is nutty and not overly sweet, but adds to the complexity of the overall impression of this lovely beer. With its well balanced English hops, this is an outstanding beer in my book.
victorsampson96 (57) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2017 (500 ml bottle) Dark amber-brown beer, bottle conditioned, with a small, off-white head. Full-bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Aroma of nuts, dried fruit, honey on toast, candied peel, toffee, soy sauce, and a warming hint of alcohol. The hops are muted by massive malty flavours, but some clove esters shine through. Finishes mildly bitter, with a slight pine-sap afternote.
Very pleasant English Strong Ale, to be sipped slowly.
DavidWoodruff (534) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 23, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a beige head. Dark dried fruit aroma. Malt sweetness is balanced by hop bitterness and drying alcohol. Fruity and nutty. Gets better as it warms up.
ludos68 (50) - - 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 (2117) - 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 (263) - 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. Itís not too bad. Doable but no stunner. I prefer esb
bartlebier (3815) - 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 (401) - 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 (61) - 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 (1214) - 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.