buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bloody gorgeous. RIch ruby red, sherry and spice aromas leading to a big full mouthfeel, loaded with toasted nuts and a hint of port.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a hazy auburn color with a large dense tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, a faint cracker note and mild floral hops. The taste is toasted caramel malts, mild raisin, mild peppery hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation, refreshing.
bulldogops (1009) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wanted a cool bottle for watching the 2013 PGA Championship on TV, and decided on this bad boy. 500 mL. 6.3%. Pours a dark mahogany, coppery colour with a tan foam that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is roasted malts, hint of earthy, bready hops. Taste is quite smooth, well hopped and rich in roast malt flavour. More of an ESB type feel, but definitely bold, medium-high alcohol warmth on the palate. Finish develops a little more of the malt character, but still bready, chewy, piney hop delivered. Cool beer.
mjakopa (169) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark amber with quite a large head. Aroma has hints of caramel but is quite strong in alcohol. Body is sweet, malty and quickly changes to a suprisingly strong hoppy flavour, leaving a dry, bitter aftertaste. Quite drinkable and enjoyable!
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
toasty malt aroma with a lot of fruitiness, banana esters. beautiful butterscotch amber color with a substantial head of big white bubbles that calms down, but hangs on for a bit. rich mouthfeel, soft and rounded. soft british malt flavor punctuated by a nice hop bite towards the middle and finish. a nice tangy note in the middle.
larsga (5892) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Clear brown body. Light caramelly aroma, very faint. Sweet-dryish earthy spicy caramelly taste with nutty toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish spicy cocos and caramel aftertaste with earthy vanilla notes. Lovely. Highly drinkable, yet full of flavour. (0.5l bottle, from Co-op, Whitby.)
foyle (173) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours with a 2" foamy off white head that recedes very slowly and leaves significant lacing. Ruby red/brown in color with mild carbonation bubbles.
Aroma: sweet fruit, clove, spice, earthy hops
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and somewhat watery. A little sticky with a semi-dry finish.
Flavor: a complex combination of sweet flavors (licorice, banana, clove, raisins) with a strong earthy hop presence for balance.
Overall: a very good, but not outstanding beer. I would not consider this beer sessionable as it is quite filling. It would be best served as a dessert beer or paired with proper food (such as strong cheese or roast beef).
rok1024 (841) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber brown appearance, weak head. Strong distinct bitter hops taste, medium malt palate. Overall good.
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Pours bronze with a small head, aroma of butter, malt, honey and toffee, flavor is bitter with metal, dark bread, caramel, medium bodied
kerenmk (1872) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Brown, clear with beige head. Candy and black pepper aroma, sweet taste with bitter undertones, medium body and smooth texture. Nice.