Blastomorpha (93) - - OCT 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark amber colour with a think tan head. Some distant notes of orange coupled with roasted malt in the aroma. I think my bottle had some problem as I found also a strange smell, not a stink but weird.
Taste is sweet and malty, just a little of bitterness in the end. Alcohol is noticeable but not overwelming.
Not as rich and tasteful as expected honestly.
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby red. Head fell down immediatly (british). Smell of red malt and lots of alcohol. No complex aroma beside the taste of red malt and a bit caramel. Medium body. Way too big bottle to enjoy this (for me) boring beer. Maybe it tastes better the next time, but this time it just made me drunk within a short time.
YantarCoast (1059) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from aPivo.ru. Pours amber/ruby with a small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops. Taste is marzipan, toffee, malt, some warming alcohol.
DraftDodger (1220) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copenhagen 12/9 2016. 50 cl bottle from FÝtex. Dark red label with considerate warnings like "Superior Strength Ale". It is only an ABV of 8,5 after all. Pours clear reddish amber with slightly off-white head. Settles as very thin layer of foam. Aroma is very sweet. Fermented, sugary plum, blackcurrant and prunes. Like sniffing your mamas port. Actually reminds me a bit of dessert wine. Soft carbonation and semi thick palate. Flavor is immensely sweet with almost no bitterness at all. It does not only smell like your mamas port - it actually also taste like your mothers port.
Cristobal37 (870) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla caramel marshmallow cherry sweet booze aroma. Heavy big bodied beer. Slight bitterness, but mostly a sticky boozy caramel tasting brew not unlike a German doppelbock. Strong and intense. Some nutty malt, but then sticky syrupy malts after that. A bit much for me, I prefer the ESB, not just since itís lighter, but it just tastes better to me. MJís comment likening this to a cognac is not far off, itís a sipper, but not my favorite one from that category.
yy0pp (1372) - - AUG 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear ruby color with tan head. Aroma - Fruity, violets, caramel. Taste - Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, blackberries, caramel, malt.
danlo (2751) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Fullers online shop. Coppery amber colour, tan foam head and malty nose. Flavour is malt, sweet, molasses, some caramel, fruity orange, with bready and nutty bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry malty tangy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Clear light amber colour, medium and persistent off-white head. Sweet malty aromas with fruity notes. Taste is sweet malty with some cookies, bread and caramel, touch of honey, gentle herbal bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, rich malty and fruity finish with some alcoholic tone. Great strong ale.
likeatrainwreck (521) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper with a white head that vanishes quickly. Taste is mainly malt and marmalade, some alcohol warmth, metallic finish... decent sipper but a bit uninspiring.
sjorsvdg (469) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deze English strong ale heeft een bijzonder aroma: vieux en boerenjongens. De alcohol komt ook goed door in de smaak en het mondgevoel. Verder proef je een heel lichte hint van mokka en perziken. Prima.