saxo (13337) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Unibaren. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark browb. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, hops and syrop. Well balanced.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th December 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Not much of a head and carbonation is low to medium. A heady beer with a spirity dry tone. Tangy malt with undertones of dark fruit and a whisper of spice. A tasty beer.
Theis (12530) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - tasted at ølbaren - thanks to Martin (Plan B). Unclear red/brown (Conker - Kastanje-rød). Ryebread, very sweet, candy, high carbonated, i dont think i understand this one, i don’t really hate it, but on the other hand i don’t really like it....!?!
yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl. A big, off-white to light beige head sits on top of an unclear, reddish dark amber body. The aroma has dried fruits, caramel notes, some beef stock, a touch of roasted malts and alcohol, and some faint sourish touch. The flavor isn’t much badder, balancing sweetness, bitterness and sourness in a very nice way. Some roasted malts, a solid dose of fruityness and sweetness, some sour hints in the far back, as well as sugars and berries. Full-bodied, dry and sweet, with a carbonation level that suits it well. Overall, certainly a beauty, which isn’t unusual for an AleSmith beer. 120107
harrisoni (12484) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
LCRBM2. Hazy chestnut colour with no head. Subtle sour aroma. Good toffee and good hops. Good raisin fruit. Citrus stops it being flabby. Hops are excellent. This took me a bit by surprise and I very much liked it. Went back for more.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 (750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of toffee, raisins, and spices. Flavor of dark fruits, not near as complex as expected. Somewhat watery and thin. Alcohol warmth evident.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
While it may be doubtful that I can match the sheer verbosity of my fellow raters with regards to this beer, I shall give it the old college try. Slightly hazy, red colour; huge malt aroma; flavour of sweet peaches, plums, toffee, with a vibrant fruitiness and a big, deep malt. In five years, this will go Gale’s POA on you. Again, this was a Gusler special.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2000 @RBSG2003): Clear copper body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, raisin, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, fruity, raisin, orange, finishing with nice alcohol warming/light burn. Medium palate.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle-pours a light brown head with brown color. Aroma is malt, vanilla, fruit. Taste is malt, vanilla, fruit.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Date: 03/04/2005
Score: upgrade ii to iii
picking up more fruity character and a creamy vanilla touch
rich sweet fruity malt aroma and flavor, warm and wonderful, great vanilla character
nice fruity malt flavor, a bit subdued with age, light bitterness, a touch over the hill, lots of sweet brown sugar upon warming, still a lot of hot oxidized burn,
Score: 3.5 to 4.1
dark ruby red, wispy beige head,
sweet fruity aroma with ripe dates,
rich fruit flavor keeps geeting richer and richer, hint of sweet milk chocolate in the aroma and flavor adds complexity, nice creamy vanilla, little to no apparent alcohol
I keep forgetting how wonderful this beer is
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 16/20
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
dark chocolate brown, whispy head, sweet candy carmel malt flavor, rich malt flavor, mostly dry, needs more depth and complexity, a bit too light for age to help a lot