jaghana (6070) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle 50cl. A clear amber beer with medium carbonation and small head. Smell is on caramel malt and spicy hops. Aroma is on caramel and intensively on hops, a very intense hops bitterness at the finish that remain several minutes. Medium sweet, with a dry finish, the alcohol is present, the malty character is a bit low, hops brings a low lemony and spicy taste with small chocolate notes. planky84 (3263) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2010
500ml bottle from my mate Wiggy. Clear dark amber pour with a beige head. Aromas of baked apple, vanilla, caramel, toffee. Flavours of malts, licorice, treacle toffee and sweet spices. Big, bad alcohol burn. Almost meth like. Quite hoppy. Good bitter finish. Robust brew with plenty of balls. tommann (3754) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a deep copper and amber colour with a small head which quickly went. Aroma is caramel malt, alcohol and some orange. Very sweet to start, with lots of malt and a medium bitter finish. Body is very thick. Really good quaffing ale! holdan (260) - USA - JUL 8, 2010
Amber with little head. Aroma sweet honey, malt. Taste sweet fruit, malty caramel, licorice, alcohol. Medium body, text thick, carb fizzy, finish long bitterness. yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. It’s a clear, copper colored beer topped by a diminishing finger-thick beige head. Alcohol, syrupy sweetness, dried apricots and caramel on the nose, rather pleasant. The same goes for the flavor, which is sweet and sugary, with caramel, dried apricots, fresh fruits and a balancing bitterness. Some alcohol too, full-bodied and next to sticky on the palate. Warming, sweet and pleasantly bitter finish. Nice. 100213
danielst (405) - AUSTRIA - JUN 28, 2010
50cl bottle: Reddish brown colour with a vanishing head. Very malty aroma with hints of oxidation, yeast and herbal and tobacco-like hoppiness. The mouthfeel is really full, in the flavour, there’s a big cookie-and-caramel-type sweetness, which is okay but bordering on becoming cloying - and that’s an adjective I don’t use inflationary. I mean, if you can’t stand sweetness in a beer, you should probably avoid this. I thought it was actually a pretty decent sipper. There was a nice "british" hoppiness and slight roastiness to counteract a little. gunnfryd (14895) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle. Brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, hop, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Full body. nice beer. hawthorne00 (3953) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 Amber with a large thick beige head. Smells of alcohol, complex toffee, muscatels, spicy, fruity and grassy hops. Big initial caramel sweetness fades into dried fruits then yields to a spicy bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel is just short of syrupy. Malt complexity is subtle and the hops are lovely, but goodness it’s boozy. theSlipperyPen (285) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
Pours a deep amber with a yellow-white head which lows quickly, leaving a circle of lacing around the rim of the glass. Aroma is malty with vanilla, marmalade, and an artificial banana sweetness. Alcohol is present in the nose. Taste is sugary orange, vanilla, a light zest and pepperiness, bread and brandy. Mouth feel is sticky and creamy, leaves a good covering on the palate. Finish is a bit too sweet and doesn’t develop on the flavours. More hops would have been good to counter some of the sweetness, but as a desert sipper this is a good beer. A little raw with the alcohol considering it’s only 8.5%, but for the price and availability, it’s well worth it. LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - MAY 31, 2010
Excellent. A dark amber/red ale with light brown head. Aroma is malty, fruity (plum, cherries), sherry-like, some bread and roasted too. Taste is sweet with an average bitter end. Good carbonation, medium body.
A great ale.