anfractuosity (418) - - JUL 22, 2017 DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown suspended with white chunks(yeast I think) through
out. Quite interesrting. Aroma is very
malty portish with a little bit of marsala.
Not to mention lots of fig and dried fruit.
Truly an amazing nose.The flavor is well balanced to slightly hoppy. Starts
light and fruity and finishes dry and hoppy. With an unbelievable lingering
after taste that keeps you coming back for more. Overall I would say American brewers have out done the the English yet I can’t think of too many that can match the extreme character and magnitude of this one. Should be classified as an English strong Ale. Not
a Barley wine.
Had in bottle, but was 6.5% rather than 7.5%. Lovely roasty notes. Slightly like treacle toffee. Nice! stevoj (5040) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle from Kris Wines. Dark brown, opaque , ring of beige head. Sweet malt aroma, taste brings in the malt a little stronger, but it is the finish which really pleases, slow lingering sweet malt, like a nice dessert at the end of a meal. Bready, some vanilla and molasses, sweet without being cloying. Nice nybol (2200) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Rigtig fin øl i glasset, stabil skumhat. Den har en meget tung maltet, sødlig smag, lidt spritet. Næsten ingen humle. MarcinG (867) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Ciemnobrazowe o malej pianie. Mocne. w smaku wyczuwalne owoce .rodzynki alkohol i slod. Calkiem dobre Hanoi (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. It’s years since I had this. Funny to think when I first started drinking that a beer of this strength was a novelty.
Nose is raisins, malt, very pronounced metallic note which faded to leave caramel and brown sugar. Taste is brown sugar, sweet malts, raisins, nuts, yeast, apples, hint of vanilla perhaps, dark fruits, darker bitter slightly leathery edge to the finish.
It’s very good for a supermarket beer, but not as good as the cask of my memory. I need to have it out in the wild again.
Connor66 (75) - - MAY 23, 2015
Great dark brown stout, heavy Carmela and fruit flavour, bottle poured with a off white head. Bought at Asda redders1974 (1472) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2015 Pleasantly surprised by this pours dark brown, nice nose lots of dark fruIt figs dates and smokey flavours medium finish a very nice beer. AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - deep amber with a lovely creamy lacy head.
Nose - very much candy sugar. Little bit of sweet malt.
Taste - a touch of barrabricht (spelling - you know the Welsh bread).
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - great beer. nihtila (3639) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Dark brown, light brown head. Aroma is mostly brown sugar, . Taste is sweet, dark malts, bread. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at AshtonMcCobb’s. Pours clear copper brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of dark sugar, molasses. Taste is sweet, candy. One-dimensional.