haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
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. It’s still got that dark sickly sweetness to it, smells like liquidised fruit cake, tastes like a boozy fruit cake, lets you know it’s nearly 8% with a slightly curdling aftertaste but still reasonable strong ale. scotty (1224) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2007
Had this after the appaling Peeterman Artois, and its a case of chalk & cheese. This has so much flavour, rich and slightly sweet, a wonderful balance of malt and hoppy fruit. Good chestnut colour with a good offwhite head, ends with a satisfying lingering finish, classy stuff! Bottle from Morrisons. Martin243 (1214) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
500ml bottle from B&M. Fruity-Toffee aroma from a beautiful ruby red beer. White head which quickly disappeared. Sweet heavy, and sticky caramel toffee syrupy flavours. Little carbonation, which would liven this beer up. Alcohol dominant. Not bad, but a little too sweet, a little too flat, and a little too sticky to be really good. Wouldn’t want to drink more than one (at a time.) beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2007
Dark brown in colour thick creamy toffee/yellow coloured head. malty aroma, fruity rasin flavour. nice warm mouth feel. dry finish. Very smoth. Dermi (1193) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2012 50, cl. Pours clear red with a wheat head. Aroma: Chocolate, malt, mild alcohol compound. Taste: Sweet, minimal bitterness. Caramel, malt, alcohol. Palate: Light bodied, little sticky. Moderate carbonation. Not good.
mikkopen (1192) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
500 ml bottle. Colour dark reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma is rather sweet, with raisins and plumes. The taste is sweet and fruity, caramel-like. Leaves a nice warm feeling in the mouth after swallowing. Some more hoppy bitterness would have been nice, to balance the sweetness, but, all in all, a very tasty and enjoyable ale. Wolfbass (1189) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 4, 2012
Nel complesso non è male, ma alla lunga può davvero stancare. Comunque va bene per una serata in compagnia... madquacker (1165) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2010
Stewy and sweet with stewed prunes and some char. Alright but not my thing. knickskicks (1162) - - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown, some ruby red hues; almost purplish. Beige head fizzles away quickly. Nose is barley, booze, and berries; port as it warms. Taste is berries, alcohol, fresh water, port, and cough syrup. The hop finish is very light and overshadowed by a sweet syrup taste. Medium mouthfeel. Could benefit from a little more body.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2005
Bottle. Red-brown with a beige collapsing head. Chewy sweet maltiness, dark fruits, raisins, finish keeps some balance. Low carbonation making it slightly watery.