SarkyNorthener (3966) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown, no head. Toffee aroma. Taste is toffee and dark fruits. Slightly carbonated and medium bodied. Quite nice.
laiti (8031) - 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 (15490) - 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 (4740) - 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 (886) - 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 (16635) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (571) - 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 (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (5590) - 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.