laiti (5695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ Turtola. Rated on 15.05.2009
Aroma has English hops, some toffee, malty notes and hints of hay. Flavour is sweetish with English hops, toffee, some caramel, berries and hay. Boring.
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber-brown colour. Caramel and lightly fruity aroma. Similar taste. A rather bland offering, and totally lifeless in bottle format.
Holmen1 (2473) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-13: klar, mørk kobberfarge med storboblet skum. Snev av ristet brød i aromaen. Litt kjeks og frukt i smaken. Behagelig karbonert, middels munnfylde men lang ettersmak til bare 4%.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full flavoured beer? Not really to my palate. Tastes a bit bland for me, slightly walnuts and hops to open with and then a thin quick bitter end. No real depth.
omega (698) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a style that really floats my boat. Slight chocolate undertones on the palate, but not enough to engage me.
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the train to Edinburgh, cheers to JP for the pour - 08/12/12.
Nose is dark fruit, caramel, toffee.
Tate comprises prunes, dark fruits, sugars, toffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.
simonblaine (290) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Chocolatey, caramel, good colour and aroma. Sampled at a tasting, I did want the whole bottle, but they wouldn’t let me. Something about not being enough for others. Whatever.
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from local market. Brown, reddish colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet and malts. Flavour is sweet syrup, toffee, chocolate and malts. Not bad.
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light citrus with some earthy notes. Taste is dark fruits with a caramel malty sweetness with some citrus hop bitterness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. A well done amber style ale which is very full flavored despite the low ABV. Recommended for a pleasant tasting experience.
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown bottle. Pours coppery-orange, clear. Nice long lasting off white cap, good creaminess and lacing. Malty nose, dark bread and a bit of choclate malt. Taste has some caramel, grain, mild chocolate, roasted and toasted malt. Dry, trace of late hops with low bitterness. Mild toffee and some choclate in the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A bit more robust than expected, but pretty enjoyable.