RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle. Fairly sweet, malty and spicy aroma. Fruity notes, berries of some kind. Caramel. Slightly bitter, dry finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2005
Bottled. A reddy brown coloured beer with very little tan coloured head. The aroma is very malty with biscuit notes aplenty. The taste is also very malty with some berry fruit flavours and toffee also. A bit heavy and certainly tasting far fuller than one would expect froma beer of this kind although the alcohol is well balanced. Shame about the Greene King connection. drpimento (3639) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2005
pours with a big foamy head, very slight lace, nice clear medium dark amber with a hint of brown. Head lasts a while. Great fresh beery caramely, malty, slightly hoppy nose. Nice mouth filling body, very quaffable. Nice pleasant finish. Balanced with the fuggles just balancing the malt. Very good beer. Wish we could get it around here. got this bottle (with no bbe code filled in the space for it) in beer of the month club. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2005
Pretty good bottled beer, brimming with rich, christmas pudding flavours and aroma. A darkly intense experience. anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2005
Bottle: Pours an amber colour into the glass. Very thick creamy long lasting head. Has a sweet malty and fruity aroma. The taste is sweet and malty, some oaky feeling too. Has a little warming and bitter aftertaste. This is a nice beer.
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 From a bottle.Dark amber in colour,small head,quite sweet,toffee and fudge fairy flavours,smells good but I had trouble sinking this. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
Orange / reddish colour with dense off-white head. Aroma has a sweet maltyness with some caramel and hints of a some bitter hops. Flavor is also malty and sweet with hints of caramel and oak. Palate is smooth and creamy. Enniskillen (2055) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Aroma is caramel, vanilla, oak, spices. Body is brown with a nice light cream colored head. Taste is slightly smokey, with caramel, and oak. Pretty good beer, would be nice as a session if you had enough of it. mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2004
500ml bottle, no BBD Brown/amber hue, slight white head. Big nose of dark chocolate & rum. Ever had one of those Swiss chocolates with rum in the middle? That’s the smell. A little cob-web mixed in with toffee, butter, almonds, carmel....all this hits the palate with this well-bodied beer...maybe some fig or other dark fruit-type character as well. Its like a pecan pie crust that you wash down with bitter coffee. Nothing simple or mellow about this beer. Did somebody pour Frangelico in my beer?! Really, I like it...big, intense, warming(but not alcoholic). Nice special occasion, Thanksgiving day type of beer, but only in small doses. I split the 500ml and that was good. I could’ve managed the whole bottle, but wouldn’t have really wanted a second. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2004
clear orangey copper, lacey beige head. aroma of fermenting dough, celery, orange cocoa powder, toffee, raisin and malt. the flavour holds earthy orange flavour with chocolate, dried fruit and caramel. sweet malt and mild carbo lead to earthy finish. nice.