neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in an English pint. Pours clear copper with a moderate off-white head. The head fades to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of citrus, caramel, pale malts, pine and earth. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout with pine and resinous hops. Hops are well balanced with toasted English malts and caramel. Peppery alcohol is a constant background presence. The finish is long and peppery with caramel malts and pine. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dryish milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent strong English ale. It is very well balanced, with beautiful malts and piney hops. An excellent brew. 2011-11-19 esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Keg. Dark copper colour, thin creamy head. Intense dryfruiry nose, estery yeast, alcohol, some herbal hop notes. Nice buscuity/caramelly maltiness. Medium sweet, intensly dryfruity taste but not very sweet. Quite alcoholic. Raisiny finish with slightly woody bitterness. Almost full bodied, slightly oily maltiness, some sticky bitterness and alcoholic warmth. Rather nice but too alcoholic. MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Draft at the Parcel Yard. Amber colour. Toffee and caramel notes. Very mild hop tasting. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2011
a little watery, maybe im used to american ales of this abv that are more oily than watery, but very easy to drink, almost no hops to speak of which again is a major difference in this beer than american equivalents that would be a hop bomb. bready, a little too sweet at times, but overall very enjoyable and delicious ale. scotty (1199) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2006
This is so well balanced, the sweetness of the malt, the gentle citrus acids of the hops, and the warming alcohol, all work together to produce this top quality brew. A very complex mouthful, with a long lasting finish...and it looks great too!
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2006
I was wholly unimpressed with this one. Huge sugars on the tongue and not much else anywhere else. Reminded me of most "doppio malto" available here. Sugary, not even malt sugar, overwhelms everything here. This was on tap. I suppose I should try again given the favorable ratings here. Fules (1186) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 5, 2016
Markáns, közepesen telt ízű, fűszeres, gyümölcsös, nagyon enyhe keserűsség. Az utóíze sokáig megmarad.
Dermi (1182) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2012
50 cl, bottled. Pours clear red with a beige head. Aroma: Caramel, berries, malt, spices. Taste: Sweet, banana and herbal flavours. Some pleasant bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied, noticeable carbonation. Alcohol background. Pretty good one. TrefwoordPunk (1163) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear cherry red with a fading white head and an aroma of red fruits (mainly cherries), hops and caramel. The taste is sweet and syruppy, with hints of ripe red fruits, sweet malts, toffee, brown sugar, some alcohol and in the end there’s bitter hoppiness. A really nice beer!
caramel brown white malts fruit hops strong sweet rich fruity orange clear amber thick bitter malty dark colour sugar spice toffee
Listigovers (1161) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
This beer was really just so moderate in every regard that it is hard to find words to properly describe it. Medium bodied, moderate malty aroma, moderate bitterness, medium length aftertaste, mildly alcoholic flavour, fairly smooth. It was well made, no doubt, but without strong character.