NosirIwont (1817) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden/amber with a frothy beige head. Good lacing. Malty aroma with a touch of molasses. Hops in the background and a metallic overtone. Dusty and remotely wooden notes as it warms. Flavour is sweetish, a bit tart, bitter and malty, with a metallic note and notes of citrus hops. Fruity notes as it warms. Tart, bitter finish with a remote milky note. Lingering dryness, with a slightly grassy note. Overall okay, although a bit unmemorable. Also, the bitterness is a wee bit intrusive. Still, way better than my last encounter with this beer, and also somewhat different it seems. 26.07.12.
Old rating: 3 / 4 / 4 / 3 / 8.
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber-brown with a frothy beige head. Weird sweet aroma. Malts obviously, but with a strange off-note; creamy, but not really creamy; vegetables, but not really vegetables; spicy, but not really spicy. But never-the-less, not particularly good. Flavour is preeeetty much the same, although with the malt being more outspoken and with a lot of caramel. A bit cloying. Notes of fruit as it warms. Caramel finish with notes of hay. 09-12-08.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle pours a dull clear deep copper with weak sort of dark tan head. The aroma offers up small wickets of caramel candy, caramel malts, a bit of brown sugar covered cherries, red apples and earthy fig notes. The taste has a fairly thin body that unwraps notes of sweet caramel malts, a bit of chocolate malts and then rolling into a pleasing malty to dark fruity estery earthiness. It ends with the addition of a faint roasted maltiness and mineral water notes. Pretty nice.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Ruddy amber plum color. One and a half fingers of foamy off-white head. Retention was lacking, but a decent amount of lacing was left behind.
3.5 S: Malt heavy featuring caramel, toffee, and raisin and plum fruitiness. A few doses of mineral as well. Breadiness from the yeast. Quite earthy without much of a hop presence.
3.5 T: Bready foremost with caramel, light toffee, plum and raisin fruitiness and possibly some dates. Again a good bit of mineral. Yeasty.
3.5 M: Medium body. Mellow carbonation, but appropriate. Lightly creamy.
3.5 D: Decent beer, but not very exciting overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-18-2012 00:29:47
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 2007: Brown 500ml bottle.
Poured into a Gordonís thistle glass (twice).
Looks a picture, clear, dark terracota with a fine slightly off-white head.
Aroma is sweet and Christmas pudding smelling, caramel and cinnamon come to mind.
Tastes of hops and malted biscuits, fairly bitter, but the fruitiness in the aroma tempers the flavour to produce a very good beer.
The mixture of flavours stay in the mouth, 4.9% isnít heavy, the mouthfeel reflects that.
All in all, a very good beer. I had three pints of this beer with my Christmas dinner in 2006, I donít choose any old beer to have on that day!
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, Kingís Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mid orange brown coloured beer with a thin off white coloured head. Sweet roasted malt aroma, some fruity hop elements. Bittersweet in the mouth, dry, roast malt flavour, some bittersweet caramel and chocolate notes. Bitter in the finish.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. It poured red amber color with a tan head and moderate lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops. Medium in body. Smooth clean mouthfeel. Flavor malty with good hop flavors and some ripe, fig like fruit. . Little spice in the finish. Very tasty.
Strykzone (4199) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint bottle from Hayduke. We had it together in a facebook chat session. This poured clear and something between tea and amber. It had a beige head that did not last long. The nose was sweet and malty with a bit of spice. The first sip indicated a nicely hopped beer. It has plenty of sweet malts and light spice along with soft fruit. A dash of yeast. The finish brought more fruit and richer malt as the hops faded a bit. It is brings a light prickly sensation to the tongue. An enjoyable beer and a good session beer.
wheresthepath (1384) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Deep amber, moderate white head, moderate fizz is a little too lively for the style. Caramel is most dominant, but thereís some vanilla, wood and a slightly dry, dusty bitterness. OK, better than most Batemanís beers.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bitbucket in trade, copper color with white foam, aroma is malty with a nice copper penny and cocoa flavor, finish is malt and sour bitter
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml @ Mary McGee, Holstebro
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.