cgarvieuk (20641) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... dark sweet toffee malts ... soft sweet toffee malt ... that caramel tofe malt im not fond of ... soft tofffee malts ... dull malt... not me
fiulijn (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean dark brown color; thin creamy head. Aroma of malt, caramel, roses, Full mouthfeel, malty, with toffee and a lot of caramel, ending with a good hopping (strong and partially resinous), and light roasted malt and roasted nuts. Original. Solid. Dangerous.
Leighton (18005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a dark, reddish-brown with a firm, lingering tan head. Considerable lacing as the level receded.
Aroma: Nicely balanced between sweet, caramel notes and bitter hops.
Flavor: Flavor is at first sweet and malty, then quickly turns happily bitter with some nice, piney hop flavor. On the swallow, the bitterness prevails, leaving the mouth with a pleasantly bitter, sticky aftertaste. Some notes of toffee and burnt malts, adding to the bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-big in body. Light and fine carbonation. Slightly warming going down.
Overall Impression: Overall I was very impressed. A beautifully struck balance between malt sweetness and hop bite.
Comments: Bottle pour.
rlgk (17292) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, nice offwhite head. Aroma brings some hops but most of all malts, buttery, some x-mas spices, chocolate, coffee, figs, vanilla and toffee. Gtreat malty flavor, some toffee, vinous and with a great body, hoppy, pleasant finish with some pepper. Dry palate.
Rasmus40 (16995) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Clear dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170713
yngwie (16422) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Deep copper in color, with a dense, beige head. It has a sweet aroma with some alcohol, malt and a good dash of hops. The flavor is malty and sweet, with lots of piny and fruity hops in it, some alcohol too. Fullbodied, very bitter, hoppy beer, with a lightly roasted note and some alcohol in the finish. Hop-heaven in a bottle. (060513)
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby amber. Aroma is rich and complex. Taste is sweet with spices and fruit. Alcohol in finish.
TBone (15904) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby red, small expresso head. Coffee nose, a bit rye and barley in it. Medium-bodied, roasted, a bit ryeish flavor with some cold coffee in it. Hides alcohol perfectly.
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown with fine creamy off white head. Aroma and taste has Caramel & chocolate -roasted malty sweetness. Alcohol and dark fruits (prunes/plum) - warmth. Filling body. Light Hoppy lasting finish! Another great product from Avery!
Oakes (15254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown-amber colour. Toffee & dark fruits on the nose with hints of alcohol. Toasty, breadcrusty earthy strong ale with an overriding hop character.