Niall73 (2434) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Cask at jdw balham. Pours darkish Amber with an off white head. Sweet fruit cake aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Caramel, lemon, light gingerbread, light fruitcake, lemon... OK.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ForlornHope (535) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours amber brown in colour. Quite lively out of the bottle with a large off-white head that settles to a good, small collar of foam. The sediment did not kick up on the pour. Not much aroma, all I got was biscuit malt, maybe some fruit. Some sweetness to start on the taste, then a lot of bitterness. Rich mouthfeel with sweet fruit and malt and peppery hop. Long dry finish with a yeast background. A good, strong, bitter beer. kerenmk (5050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at Charlie’s bar, cph. Clear bronze with white head. Sweetish aroma of burnt caramel, a little candied fruit. Tastes sweetish and somewhat medicinal. Medium body, no carbonation, smooth. Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail, aged 18 monthsIdiosynkrasie (7854) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
slightly hazy mid amber with rich honey grain nose, like wash fresh out of a distillery tun. Rich fruity yeast esters, some warming booze. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, sweet, green apple, honey, weetabix, lots of esters, little bitterness fairly brief finish some leafy vegetable notes and sherry suggestions. Fun to try but not my style.
500ml bottle. Hazy, dark golden amber colour with small, frothy, fading, off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee notes, some malt-spiciness with hints of lovage, soup cube, marmite, dusty dry fruit, port. Taste is minimally sweet malty, some malt-spiciness, again hints of toffee, marmite, port, raisins. Not fully unbefitting in its shopworn, old-fashioned style considering the maintenance of traditionalism one may encounter at least to a minor degree at Oxbridge. Nice to revisit an historic Ale for catching a glimpse of it... once.
Davo42 (1) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
Caramel, floral, earthy, alcohol. Yes, definitely tasted of alcohol! Very drinkable, even the mushroomy back-flavour complemented the other nuances. Distinctly sweet. thmsboyd (201) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle dated 08.15. Toasted malt and cheese and onion aromas, slighty butyric. Chestnut brown body with a moderate, loose white head. Medium bitterness with a touch of sweetness and sourness. Nuttiness. Soft carbonation and dry texture. Lasting bitter-sweet finish. Full body, Very well-balanced and drinkable strong ale. Would pair well with strong-flavoured foods like a mature cheese Borup (15165) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Cask. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel and dried fruit. mile (4032) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light dark fruits - berry fruitiness, light hoppyness and faint alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light dark fruitswith light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel and light fruitiness, light hoppyness, light - some alcohol. Bit one-dimensional. Could use more body and bitterness to balance alcohol and caramel sweetness. beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Tastes like it says with raisins and molasses but also has weird taste a bit like a metallic taste that puts you off drinking it again after half of it, bottle at bottle shop.