Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Pours hazy orange with a small creamy white head. Nose is very strong and spicy. Cinnamon, alcohol and dark fruit. Lively carbonation. Flavor adds sweet toffee. Not bad.. Were frightened straight away . .
ddemmingjr (760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a cloudy, deep caramel brown, thick khaki head. lots of lacing.
Nose- distinctive yeast, biscuits on everything so far from Baird. prune, sweet malts, cinnamon. candied brown sugars. thick mouth feel. lively carbonation.sticky on the palate. pretty solid
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Light tan head. Caramel malt, honey, spices and fruit. Flavor has cinnamon, allspice, honey, and a bit of hops. Not bad.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours amber with a nice beige head and a vanilla and cinnamon aroma. There is a carbonated pale malt flavor with fig and spice tastes. Starts sweet and finishes a bit harsh.
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Patricks.Pours amber with a small offwhite head.Aroma berries ,hay and malt.Flavor is malt ,hay, berries and fruit .Medium body ,average carbonation,dry finish.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed orange amber pour with moderate rocky off-white head. Dried fruit and bread aroma on it with spicy cinnamon coming through well. Overall gives a fruitcake impression. Starts out honey sweet but moves to bread and dried fruit/figs again. Has a little bit of a metallic note, finishes with warm alcohol and light cinnamon. Not bad, but I wanted more out of a bottle at this price point.
gunnfryd (12071) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, cinnemon, fruit. flavour is fruit, cinnemon, fruit, hop, spices. Easy drinkable beer.
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG 2010. The aroma is fruity, bready. The appearance is a brown/red, white head. The flavor is malty, fruity, figs, plums, bread. The finish is a light noble hop bittering. Medium in body. Pretty good.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
633 mL bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville, opened to celebrate my acquisition of a new car. Rated 5/31/10. Pours a hazy reddish color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is nutty and malty with notes of figs, dates, leafy hops, cinnamon and clove. The taste is lightly tart fig and other fruity notes, cinnamon with complements brown sugary malt notes, nutty notes and a citrus and leafy hop finish. Medium-full bodied, smooth and fairly bitter in the finish. Another good effort from a brewery that I’ve enjoyed a lot.
ClubGonzo (4549) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first beer from Baird, and NOW we’re talking Japanese eccentric finesse! :-) Pours a hazy nut brown body with a thin, yet lacy top. The Jubilation Ale smells very much like chocolate, backed up by a thin layer of fruity spice in the background. The combined spice and malt profile adds up to a very peculiar, yet delicious nougat flavor slightly reminiscent of the Nutella chocolate spread. For some reason, this totally works in a beer, and I’m not even a particular fan of chocolate stouts. Really mind-boggling. Glad I got to try this one. Props to Baird for experimental pay-off and a nice bottled surprise.