Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2006
500 ml brown bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 5.8%. Reddish amber to brown colour, low off-white head. Minimal carbonation, nearly flat. Moderate but nice aroma of caramel, toffee, berries and dried fruits, with some oak in the background. Flavour has plenty of caramel, and a substantial bitterness in the finish and aftertaste, and a sweetish reminder of the relatively high ABV, but little else than that. Not an easy-drinking ale this one, and not particularly interesting either. Still better than many run-of-the-mill ales. harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2007
Cask gravity at GBBF 2007. Chestnut colour with thin beige head. Some choc on aroma, bit syrupy in mouth. It’s fine, got some good grain and malt, nice strength to it. Bit too sweet maybe. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a spare diminishing bubbly white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, some sweet candy and hops. Flavour of caramel malt, lightly burnt or toasty with some sweet fruit and a mild but decent bitter finish. Average bodied. Flavour’s better then the aroma suggests, all in all it’s not bad. Christian (13605) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
brown with a small white head. Somewhat weak caramel, chocolate aroma with a hint of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. A very drinkable ESB. This beer is a burnt amber in color, with little to no head. It has a floral aroma with a good crispness. The flavor is fairly malty. There are also hints of molasses, and a well rounded toasty character. Enjoyable.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Pours a cloudy caramel color with no head and little carbonation. The nose is molasses and creme brulee with a slight yeasty tinge. The flavor is light caramel with a definite bitter finish. Not very full-bodied and a little light for me. Not bad. hotstuff (5143) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Bottle. Small smooth tan head that quickly dissipated, virtually no lacing, cloudy, very little carbonation observed, and a dark orange hue. The nose was malty, hoppy and fruity. The flavor was malty, mildly hoppy, some caramel, and lightly bitter tasting. Tingly mouthfeel and medium in body. Just an okay beer for me as I could not acquire a liking for the taste as something seemed amiss about it. Not a beer that I am likely to have again. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
Cask at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th March 2008. A hardly carbonated, mahogany brew. Strong aroma of rich caramel malt and alcohol. Dark fruits come through in the taste and there is a good warmth to the palate. A decent strong ale. Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2008 a tad buttery. nice caramel malts. gives off a fruity taste with a mild yet flavorful hop presence. I enjoy this one zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 9, 2009
Taste 2/9 bottle. Looks: Dark cloudy tea colored body with a thin tan head. Aroma: Sweet malt (almost syrup) with some yeast must in the background. Taste: Very malt heavy, a little hops coming through in the finish. Yeast and hops are in the background for the style.