Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2011
New batch; from bottle poured into trappist. Dark brown colour, opaque with a small biege head that dissipates almost immediately. Malty, somewhat oaky aroma. Strong bitter malt taste, hides the ABV well. Tart, quite nice. mkel07 (5980) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
330ml bottle. Dark brown iced tea clolur with an even level layer of light misty foam that sits well in the glass and looks strong in the body. Rum and raisin like aroma that entices you to take a sip. Quite dry on the palate with a long smooth aftertaste. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle. Dark and sweet. Rasins, woody and smoky. A lot going on this, and it all works. hawthorne00 (3951) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2010
Dark red brown, poor beige head. Sweet malty aroma with some sweet-shop spice and grass. Complex and rather sweet dark/ stewed fruit malts (prunes, raisins, figs) and nuts with solid "tidying-up" bitterness that lingers to the finish. Hints of iodine there too: this is quite Welsh-tasting. Cockles, laverbread (seaweed) and black pudding would be a good match here. jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2010
my fav beer from red duck. brings back memories of sitting in the rain in the grampians at the food and wine festival and drinking this for the first time. amazing beer that never lets me down. hugely complex but balance at the same time. with a nice small of bitterness to finish.
Davros (3183) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2009
Dark copper pour with a creamy off-white head.
Aroma shows lots of sweet caramel, but also quite a bit of hops, with lots of resin, mint, and earthy notes. Quite interesting!
Flavours are dominated by rich malt and soft alcohol. Lots of treacle, smoky peat and nutty notes, with little of the hops present in the aroma. Very rich, the alcohol if pretty full on.
Very thick chewy body, which suit the beer well. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with a creamy beige head. Great aroma of dark rich malts, chocolate, raisins and some spicy tones. The flavour is the same and results in a smooth mouthfeel and good bitterness that leads to the finish. Nicely balanced. An enjoyable strong ale. gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2009
Medium head biege in colour misty red/brown ale,aroma spicy dark fruits,malts,brown sugar and alcohol sweetness.Flavour plum raisin port wine,cinnamon,bitter has gentle taste,good malt flavours,finish alround good tastes,very plesant ale. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle 330ml. Great strong beer. I had this with some chocolate, and the blend was sensational. The aroma had toffee, butterscotch, and also alcohol. Sweet flavour, not overwhelming, with a final touch of bitterness. Velvety mouthfeel, medium body, slightly alcoholic finish. Colour is dark brown, it has particles, and the white head doesn’t last.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a small off-white head. Nose has a slight medicinal quality to it, notes of malt, brown sugar, cherries and toffee. Flavour is on the sweet side with sweet malts, apples, blueberries, burnt sugar and port all featuring prominently. I’m not really sure what a ’Strong Celtic Ale’ is and it’s not a classic English Strong Ale but I think, taken on its own, that this is a pretty nice beer, even if you wouldn’t drink many in one sitting.