ZodiacM (934) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooi rood-bruin bier. Wist niet wat ik hier van moest verwachten, behalve de goede rating op RB. Het is een heerlijk bier, niet heel uitgesproken van smaak, maar precies lekker: caramel, zoetig, hoppig, gedroogd fruit. Onverwacht lekker!
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber colour and white head. Caramelly malts, nuts and toffee in the aroma. Same goes with the taste which has also alcohol in the aftertaste. Tasty but not very easy to drink because of the alcoholic taste.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost no head retention. Dark golden/amber colour. Red wine and butterscotch aroma. Full bodied, dark fruits, slightly oxidised and lots of caramell. Plus a bit of alcohol taste. Bitter aftertaste with raisins and figs.
zimbo (923) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WIll always conside this a Barley Wine as has been said on the Fullerís website and as defines so by Michael Jackson.
Forms a very easy head and has a clean intense sparkling orangy glow similar to Remy Martin VSOP. Constant head, nutty nose not unlike honey roasted cashews. Chewy with a good deepish bitter end. Once swallowed the long aftertyaste suggests a warming strong tasblet/caramel quality which is heavy but subtle.
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2009 Tonnes of aroma. A dark redish brown nectar of pure gold and flavors in a next to perfect mix. It has strength, roundness, maltyness, freshness and just about everything one could wish of a really great beer.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours beautiful golden copper with an off white head that leaves lots of lacing. Nose is very mild but you can detect notes of toffee, brown sugar and a hint of whisky. Flavour is quite similar to the aroma with aded malt, butter, honey and a little woodiness. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy and those are excellent words to describe this beer, as well as outstanding, beautiful and delicious.
omikr0n (891) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber to brown with thin quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is malt, candy, hint of hops. Flavor is malt, candy, overripe fruits, alcohol, hint of hops.
thellgren (886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Dark amber colour, almost no head. Taste has some bitterness, butterscotch, drid fruits. All in all a complicated balance between sweet and sour.
edsspoon (884) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - amber with a foamy light brown head. Aroma of sherry, chocolate and roast malt. Taste of chocolatey malt, a little toasty, some dark fruits, sherry and fruit cake. A little alcohol works its way in but its not really unwelcomed. Medium body, low carbonation, nice and warming. Really nice beer for winter.
drmet (881) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
-pours a clear copper-red with a medium,quickly dissipating,frothy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
-caramel,toffee,plums,raisins,figs,st the nose
-medium-full body,low-medium carbonation
-noticable alcohol,but not boozy
Great Strong Ale.
This is basically a beefed-up 1845 ale