huineman (747) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2017
50 cl bottle served in Fuller’s shaker at Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddington station concourse. Pours clean dark copper orange to ruby red, tan long-lasting head (quite unusual for an English ale). Aroma is intense: rip banana, red berries, clove, cinnamon. Mouth is powerful, wide, sweet’n’sour. Fast it goes down the throat, even though it lasts quite long afterwards. Nice, though somewhat cloying. victorsampson96 (186) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2017
(500 ml bottle) Pours a clear deep ruby-mahogany beer, with fine steady carbonation, and a creamy off-white head. The aroma is malty, and full of fruit, with a delicate touch of English hops. Notes include: toffee, caramel, biscuit, spices, raisins, overripe plum, apricot kernel, elder flower, mineral water and oak. It tastes bittersweet, with a silky-smooth mouthfeel. On the palate, the beer develops vinous qualities, and is reminiscent of brandy. Considering the sheer quality of beer, and idiom in which it is brewed, this is a great example of English Strong Ale. It’s beautifully blended, and you simply wouldn’t think this is an 8.5% beer. Mister_Li (1701) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2017
Klares Kupferrot mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, süßlich, etwas Honig, Karamell, Nüsse, leicht fruchtig, Waldbeeren, sehr süffig. AntonyWilson (522) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 18, 2017
330ml Bottle: Pours a slightly hazy amber with thin off-white head. Aromas of caramel and stone fruit. Beer finishes sweet with caramel notes. Not overly bitter with slight alcohol warmth. Full bodied, medium to low carbonation. Overall the beer has nice flavours that would go well with a hearty meal. emincems (135) - TURKEY - APR 26, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2017 amber color. head needs more duration
strong floral and peppery hops with rich malt aroma
tastes sweet malty and slight toasty. high abv is perceivable
med-full bodied. warming and bittersweet finish
complex barleywine, nice brew.
Davros IX (635) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2017
I can understand why this has the word "pride" in the name as there are, to me, definite echoes of London Pride in this beer. A rich golden, hoppy and quite malty beer with a strong flavour of alcohol. It’s in no way sessionable and although it is nice to try I will not be revisiting. m.mahu (245) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 9, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2018 Bottle at home. Pours ¨clear amber with pleasent white head, which dissipates rather quickly. Tastes like light caramel, toffee, slight wooden barrel taste with nice astringency. Medium carbonation. Medium body, very good mouthefeel. Very good english ale. MayumiH (1224) - - MAR 22, 2017
Draft at the Parcel Yard. Amber colour. Toffee and caramel notes. Very mild hop tasting. mviljamaa (239) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Pours with a good dense, guinness-like, white foam. Color is very pretty clear, bright dark copper. Aroma has typical strong ale flavours such as a general maltiness and "mango chutney" like aroma. Additionally some port wine, honey, caramel and sweet malts. The aroma is very fine and "luxurious". Palate is pretty nice. There’s oiliness, but it’s not overwhelming, but balanced. Taste has sweet malt and surely it’s "strong ale". Additionally some (slightly burnt) caramel and cognac like aromas. It’s tasty and the 8.5% alc vol gives it a solid body that’s not weak. It’s one of the best ales I’ve had and this is actually an ale that I find pleasing (I usually don’t like ales that much). BeerLieutenant38 (196) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 13, 2017
330ml bottle. Deep red colour with minimal off white head. Fruity aroma with a touch of caramel malt. Medium-high sweetness, low bitterness. Full bodied, fairly sticky texture, smooth finish. Alcohol is quite present, but doesn’t bludgeon you. Not tasting this in winter, but it has the feel of a winter warmer. A very satisfying brew.