Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown with mocha white head. Malty, sweet aroma. Dry. Caramel. Slight smoke and low bitterness. timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Pint+0.9. A pretty dark amber pour, limited white head arises. Very nice malty aroma, some caramel and rainin. Maltiness is not quite a prominent, there are some piney hops and spice that balance out the sweet malt. A little peaty, roast nut with some very limited red fruits. A little thin, but exteamly drinkable. Somewhat smokey or roast finish that lingers a bit. Not bad and quite sessionable if available in that capacity. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Smells like alot of British Ale ive come across. Light hops, malty, nutty, light fruitiness. Darker copper pour with small head.Taste has slight British hop flavor, some fruitiness, caramel malts> little complexity. Slightly spicy. Ok joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle. Very dark brown, almost black with a thick white head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and liqourice. Gentle and smooth, tastes sweet but with a strong liqorice hint and a long medium bitterness in aftertaste. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle. Body-almost opaque brown with a thick ring of bubbles. Nose-wet cardboard, muted hops, strong malt backbone, almost corny/husky, a really good balance of sweet/husk/hops, cereal, good clean taste. Very good beer that just screams “ENGLISH”.
larsga (7675) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2009
Huge beige lasting head. Barely translucent deep dark red body with light carbonation. Hoppy fruity peas aroma with roasty chocolatey notes. Not a good mix, otherwise great. Dry-sweetish delicate fruity peppery peas taste with hay notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish roasty dusty licorice and chocolate aftertaste with fruity notes. Some wood as well. Again not happy with the mix of flavours, but otherwise a gorgeous beer. (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.) bierkoning (13806) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. raisinny, almost vinous aroma with licorice and some earthy hops. Malty, just a bit salty, vinous and nutty flavor with licorice and some earthy hops, lingering on in the aftertaste. Tasty ale, satisfyingly balanced. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Brown in color with a decen off-white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, pear and plum. Flavor is fruity with brown sugar, spices and light hops. baggio (338) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2009
[email protected]17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Apperance: Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dark bread, Roasted malt, Dried fruit (pear!), Chocolate.
Flavor: Roasted malts, Coffee, Chocolate, Nuts, Fruit, Dark caramel.
Palate: Quite heavy on the roasted side with some pleasant bitterness at the end. Body is somewhat thin. Carbonation is just the way i like it (medium).
Very drinkable english-style beer. Might need to buy this again if i can get my hands on it.
Pours a clear very deep red with a nice thick frothy fine creamy beige head. Extremely fruity aroma, lots of sherry, dried fruits, some nuts, a hint of citrus, it does kind of smell like trail-mix. Tastes just like fruit-cake, dried fruits, a bit nutty, quite sweet, a fair amount of sherry, brown sugar, caramel, plums, floral, buttery. Really interesting but not for me. Tastes like laundry detergent, too perfumy.