rauchbier (3891) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Bottled, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton-upon-Humber. Deep ruy red, fluffy but shortlived off white head, gentle condition. Sweet malt aromas with suggestions of cola and a sticky background melanoidin note, sweet and fruity in the mouth with a very chalky bitterness and some earthiness, gentle bitterness initially in the finish but a sticky sweetness takes over and lingers longest laced with some peppery spiciness and a hint of retronasal alcohol. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 (Bottled) Nice, dark reddish brown color with very small, quite tight, beige head. Mild, sweetish, roasted-malty aroma with hints of syrup, licorice and coffee. Sweet and malty, caramely and chocolatey flavor with a sweet, toffeeish and slightly bitter finish. Sugary, oily, medium-bodied, slightly warming palate with quite high but soft carbonation. The almost cloying sweetness pretty much ruins this strong ale, but at least it’s slightly more bearable when drank straight from the fridge - as the bottle suggests. HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2005
Bottle.Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red brown colour. Wonderfull berr to look at. Alas no aroma, but powerfull taste of licorice. Fantastic long finish. Oily palate but too carbonated. Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2006
Another beer that I used to drink regularly when living in Worcester friends in my local often used to ask for a Pedirog basically half and half of Pedigree and Owd Roger I think this was owing to the strength of drinking a whole pint of the Owd Roger.
A very dark red coloured ale nice toffee sweetness, very full bodied but the alcohol just lingers a tad too much though to be a classic of it’s style. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
A Mes rate:
Sweet wine like aroma. Wonderful mahogany appearance with a reasonably well behaved head. Sweet sugary flavour that is not particularly balanced or refined. Alcohol is all too apparent. Strange full yet thin palate that ends up on the thin side. Sweet and cloying finish. Not too impressive.
Hermod (7881) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2010
50cl bottle on Silja Serenade. Poured dark amber color with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is toffee and fruits. Flavor is roasted caramel malt and dried fruits. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter. frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2011
I was attracted to the good looking man on the label.
Poured dark-coloured with a hint of auburn and a thick head which quickly dissipated to a thin crema.
The aroma reminded me of caramel and bread. It felt thick on the tongue but was neither overly sweet nor bitter. Is this umami, a word I have never heard of? Probably not.
However, it left me sucking my tongue to try and find out more.
Overall a pretty solid beer but not striking out in any direction, which might be its strength.
It tastes like a good session beer,but it’s 7.6%. Wow. I reckon this could grow on me. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2002
Sweet, oaty start, dry-ish hoppyness towards the finish, some light peaty and smokey flavours, and a bit of oak, some mollasses in there aswell, not real elegant, but not too bad either. Not overly complex, but it occasionally surprised me on the odd sip. caesar (7156) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
Clear deep redbrown color, short off-white head. Aroma is malty, bit alcholic, sugar. Sweet malty taste. Bit sticky palate. skortila (5873) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2004
Aroma of caramel malts and raisins. Not too good.. Hazy, brown coloured with a thin, lasting brownish head. Taste is sweet-caramel, malty, sugar and fruits. More bitterness towards the finish. Smooth palate. Quite okay. Typical english ale.