mile (3950) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber, very small and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma with light caramel and light barn-yard. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel - light toffee with light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and light roasted malt, light hoppyness and light alcohol. Caramel sweetish strong ale - light barn-yard in the aroma. rauchbier (3902) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Re-rate - Bottled, from Asda Scunthorpe. Chestnut red, thin but lasting off white head andlow condition. Sweet grainy maltiness, brown sugar, some peppery spiciness and a low burnt fruit in the nose, quite soft in the mouth with an upfront earthy chalkiness giving way to a liquorice sweetness that with time becomes bitter once again, lingering licorice bitterness in the finish with an underlying earthiness.
Initial Rating Date: 9/8/2003 - Bottle conditioned. Chestnut red, thin but lasting off white head and moderate condition. Raisin, tobacco, malt and hops in the nose. Quite unbalanced in the mouth with syrupy licorice and mouthfilling nuttiness that becomes coconutty towards the end. Some hops apparent in finish but nuts still dominate. (6-3-6-3-11 2.9)
Vignale (3858) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2013
Flaska på Nya Tröls. En riktigt malttung pjäs, Mahognyfärgad med drag åt rött, i princip inget skum och bara en månad till bäst föredatumet och serverad alldeles för kall. Mycket söta maltsmaker. Russin, honung, mörkt bröd, treacle. Fina smaknyanser men också lite platt, aningen syrlig. Trevligt öl som nog drack under fel omständigheter. En höstkväll hade den nog fått högrre betyg. planky84 (3313) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Toffee, malts, berries, baked apple and pear aromas. Chocolate, caramel, raisins and cloves in the taste. Quite smooth and easy drinking. Gentle bitterness on the palate. Not bad. Jorn69 (3219) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating!
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20130420. Fruity, malty and caramely.
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark toffee colored pour. Small off white head. Not much lacing. Huge roasted biscuit aroma. Malt. Malty taste with a slight rubber note. Not bad at all.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Bottled, from Pitfield’s in London. Rather exotic and complex aroma with some floral, spicy hops, pineapple, pear, dried apricot, various leafy herbs, toasty malt, anise, mint, tree bark and persimmon(?). Medium red-orange color, cloudy, with a lasting, fine, creamy off-white head. Flavor profile is hop oriented -- spicy, flowery and lightly citric, with moderate amounts of biscuity malt and hop bitterness and a fruity, tangy, nutty, dry finish. Body is medium, the palate finely effervescent. Interesting and unique. ration (2243) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
260413. Bottle at home. Pours clear dark ruby with a nice head. Aroma carmel, toffee, crystal malts, biscuit. Rather typically English Ale. Not Bad. bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours brownish in colour with a rather small head. Malty and slightly roasted. Notes of hops and spices and very weak hint of raisins. sm89walt (2070) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle. Clear and subdued ruby red with little to no head, just a fine layer of beige carbonation. Chocolate, raisin & berry and a hint of oak & alcohol on the nose. Quite nutty yet fruity flavours - berry and raisin - with some chocolate and alcohol and a roasty, slightly smokey finish. Lightly warming, medium body with a lasting dry nutty & roasted bitterness and a fruity aftertaste.