rauchbier (3960) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle conditioned (6.8%) from Clovelly Gift Shop. Cloudy red brown, big fluffy and persistent off white head, assertive condition. Fruity yeast and berries and some muted toffee sweetness in the nose, quite dry and metallic in the mouth with hints of blood, and a building chalky bitterness, there is a low fruity berry note and a slightly earthy yeastiness, finish has a pleasant mix of restrained hop bitterness and low fruity sweetness, and a slight suggestion of alcoholic warmth. JKaranka (60) - Cardiff, WALES - JUL 22, 2017
Pours amber. Bottle conditioned, tad murky. Nose has alcohol, figs, rum and raisin, sugarcane. Taste is nicely bitter, slightly sweet finish but on the dry side. Persistent gentle herbal bitterness interlaced with some caramel and dark fruits. Actually, not that sweet and gently tannic on aftertaste. Body is medium rather than heavy.
Nice pint. Best I’ve had from Hunter’s and a very decent strong ale. Drinkable and nearly tonic. wheresthepath (2448) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
Bottle from brewer’s own stall at the Mapledurham Food Festival. Amber with a thin white head. Caramel dominates, with a touch of toast and honey. Slips down easily enough, but it’s surprisingly dull for a brew of this strength. Finn (8682) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2016
Fra cask på Britannia Inn, Plymouth 24 Sep 16. Ultramørk amber. Lett farget filmskum. Lett karamellaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken karamell & frukt. Bra fylde. Ettersmak av tørr karamell. Rune (14149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2016
Half pint, cask, 6.8 % abv, at Britannia Inn (JDW). Low beige head to a deep rosewood coloured body. Fair lacing. Dried fruit and toffee nose. Flavoured with honeyed malts, raisin and caramel, jam-like impression. Mid-sweet ending. Well bodied. Warming and pleasing (Plymouth 24.09.2016).
The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
May 2016 - Bottle share at Floor 42. As ’Hunter’s Full Bore’. Dark orange brown, sparkling, huge foamy cratered off-white head. Aroma is redcurrant, biscuity malt, a touch of mint. Body is light, foamy, tingly carbonation. Taste is bready and malt-forward, crackers, toffee with some red berry and minty high notes. Overall, a solid English strong. (3.3) mR_fr0g (14416) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42, 24/05/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A light hazed amber orange coloured pour with a a frothy off white head. Aroma is celery, veg, light strawberry, pale grains, some jam. Flavour is composed of light grains, brown grains, apple, jam, celery. Palate is semi sweet, moderate airy carbonation, spritzy. Good. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
50cl bottle shared at Leighton’s had tasting on Level 42, London. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. it pours a clean copper color with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity sweet funky with notes of persimmon and caramel. Taste is also sweet funny with more persimmon notes, orange peel, caramel. Medium bodied and overcarbonated. Overall, decent Theydon_Bois (22066) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Danny, 24/05/16.
Rich amber with a decent beige swirl.
Nose is airy malts, fruit loaf, marzipan, fruit esters.
Taste comprises fruit cake, dates, raisens, light caramel.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - overcooked in this respect, sweet toasted close.
Ok English Strong, the carb level let this down a touch for me. allmyvinyl (11394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2016
500ml bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Pours clear red-brown with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, faint herbs. Taste is nutty, light bitter, burnt toffee. Finish is a bit thin for the strength.