Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Dodgy Deli, Cowly Rd. Dark ruby with a small cap of dense light tan. Suede leather, minty sweetness, green hay. Burnt caramel, touch of chocolate and mint, musky attic notes. Rather sweet, but the roast and fairly bright carbonation provide balance. Pretty decent, though a by the half-pint mark its a bit tiring.
Pyobon (1383) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with transient beige head. Subtle, but rich fruity aroma. Thick oily mouthfeel with light carbonation. Rich complex taste. Fruity (raisins, apples) sweet (dark toffee) start with moderately bitter finish dominated by burnt dark malt flavours. An awesome beer, but not an everyday beer.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer gives you the initial nose of raisins and plums. The colour is that welcoming deep coppery claret with a good creamy head. This is a big bitter beer with a good chewy date flavour.
tampierre (1367) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0.5l ; Devon ; UK ; Malty,roasted,caramel and fruit aroma ; Dark brown color with smaller head ; Sweeter taste with light bitter finish ; Pleasant ESA.
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 From a Bottle.A very poor experience for me,bland and stewed,it must have been off.
redders1974 (1333) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2017 Wow a nice beer from matstons! short lasting head that leaves a little ring round glass tastes dark fruits plum blackberries damson with the alcohol cutting through everything quite a sweet pallet treaclely and rich some hint of spice and pepper.
ianwelby (1330) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark red beer with a filmy head. Smell s of earthy malt but not much else. Taste is malty too but with rich fruit and some caramel there too. Really nice and hearty.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Monstrously thick (OG= 1080!) ruby-black ale with not much head, or carbonation, and tons of spicy hop flavour. I couldnít taste much of the íexplosion of rich fruit flavoursí that they talk about on the label, more like an explosion of raw wort flavours, with not much of a finish, and not nearly as much complexity as you would expect from a beer of this strength. Scores points for the (apparently) true-to-life picture of pipe-smoking hiker-berating old farmer dude.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby red-black clear under a small short lasting pale head. Yeasty spicy roast malt with faint touch of wood and caramel aroma. Medium smooth luscious body. Sweet black coffee cola and roasted malt flavours. Not very hoppy. Soft almost weak finish and cola sweet fading to light bitter roasted malt aftertaste.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity) at Burton Winter Ales Festival 2005. Fond memories of my youth with this, terrorising the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford for what was the strongest ale available on tap in the town. Itís still got that dark sickly sweetness to it, smells like liquidised fruit cake, tastes like a boozy fruit cake, lets you know itís nearly 8% with a slightly curdling aftertaste but still reasonable strong ale.