SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks go out to JohnC who is truly a great and generous trader for providing this tasty brew!
Another very well crafted gem from Alesmith!
Deep brown with a beautiful red glow that comes through this one. Thin head of light brown.
Complex aroma of caramel malts, butterscotch, some smoke, vanilla, and dark sugar.
The flavor is sweet and deep with lots of caramel and toffee. Complex and smooth, wish I could get Alesmith here! Is there any style that Alesmith canít brew well?
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with purple edges; thin, frothy, tan head. Huge plum, brown sugar, butter cream, butterscotch, earthy, strawberries, smoke, coccoa, cookie, cherries, and nutty aroma. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic. heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium-full body, oily/velvety texture, moderate carbonation, light alcohol. Yes yes yes.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Pours a beautiful black/brown, with a lovely head of clinging lace. Aroma is whisky, grape, and plumb. Flavor reminds me of a nice, mellow scotch, except this beverage has chocolate, raisin, plumb, and roasted malt in its makeup. Has the "numbing" effect of a good scotch without all the fuss. This is a fine, fine, FINE brew. Mouthfeel is thick as advertised, and the liquid coats the tongue like a nice coat of Sherwin-Williams finest. I really canít come up with much negativity in regard to this beer; satisfies on all levels, and it demands your attentinon. Well done.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Pete! Pours a rich, dark auburn color with a medium head and lots of lasting lacing. The aroma is absolutely delicious with smoke, chocolate and raisin. The flavor is a mish mash of deliciousness including chocolate, caramel, slight alcohol and smoke. another fantastic alesmith beer!
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was yummy..... very malty.... lots of dark fruit(plums) and chocolate.......I wish that i had more of this tasty beer!!!!
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No "J P Grayís" on the bottle, but Iíve read itís the same beer. Excellent biscuitty, bready malt aroma. Deep auburn color under a light tan head. Flavor is dominated by the caramel malt, but some peat flavors and chocolate malts poke through as well. The alcohol is slightly more apparent than I had expected, but itís still a wonderful beer.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Raisin aroma with notes of syrup, alcohol, fruit and chocolate.
Chocolate flavor. Round with somewhat dry finish.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red brown color, small light tan head. Caramel and chocolate aromas, with hints of smokiness. Caramel and smoke flavors give way to a muted chocolate pantina that extends into the finish. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, but rather smooth.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Mahogany color with almost no head. Aromas of scotch and vanilla. Flavors are caramel, and smoke with a slght alcohol warmth.
alobar (2806) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crimson head. Creamy head that clings to the side of the glass. strong aroma of hops and yeast. Taste hops upfront and a slight hot edge at the end of the beer. Very creamy on palate.