berrya785 (395) - Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear reddish dark amber with a one inch creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is rich, fruity, and nutty. Taste is sweet and fruity with caramel and brown sugar. Very nice.
DocJitsu (305) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2013 Pours a clear, reddish cola brown color. Not much of a head forms, but the beer retains a thin caramel colored, creamy cap that improves the overall appearance. The nose consists of lightly spiced raisins with some metallic notes. The mouthfeel is full, a bit cottony, and creamy, with some soft carbonation. Sweet medium-roast malt and ripe non-citrus fruit dominate the flavor. Just a touch of grassy bittering just before the finish. Thereís a metallic flavor that appears at the finish.
Marstonlad (171) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Williams Pub, Uppsala. Pours reddish dark brown with a little head. Aroma has sweetish maltiness with a notable dried fruity character with a note of berries. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, syrupy and caramel maltiness featuring alongside ripe fruitiness. Medium to full body, sticky texture. This was a bit too sweet for me, Iíd have preferred more balancing bitterness.
MadRobin (997) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 500 ml bottle.
Clear, dark rusty red-brown with a yellow-khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of sweet mild skunk (if that makes any sense), barnyard, grain, caramel and light fruit. The skunk aroma not really unpleasant; it is closer to musk than to the "skunked" beer aroma. It is strong though and definitely not what you are looking for in a wee heavy. .
Taste of skunk again, along with caramel, earthy hops, lemon, metallic, grain and light fruit.
Medium body and low/medium carbonation.
Overall, disappointing. I don't want a wee heavy that reminds me of musky animals. I note that it comes in a clear bottle, but I stored it in light-free beer fridge. There is no date on the bottle, so I cannot be sure it was fresh when I purchased it. But, it the brewer choses to put beer in clear, undated glass bottles, I'll rate based on how it tastes when it reaches it my glass.
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alex_leit (6) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, bread, earthy, dark fruit. Taste: rich malty, caramel and medium sweet, dried fruits, low hop bitterness. Overall: good strong ale.
kevinator (322) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brewery does itself a real disservice by putting the beer in clear bottles as this one skunked out. From what I could tell there was a sweet malty aroma laying beneath. The color was amber with a white foamy head. The taste was more sweet caramelized malts with a burnt sugar tinge on the back end. I can always detect the alcohol with this style even when itís as low as this one. Iím sure this would have been better had it not skunked; however, it still seemed average for the style.
dnicolaescu (102) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: tan, medium, frothy. Colour: ruby-red-brown and clear.
Aroma: caramel, nutty, bit of alcohol and some herbal notes. Taste: sweet, caramel, roasty-alcoholic bitterness. Quite solid and full-bodied.
Pyrmir (1201) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, rated from backlog. Aroma of roadsted malt, caramel, honey, burnt sugar and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with sugary notes.
Rosslew (35) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark and thick. First thing that hits senses is aroma. Got the taste of those ales from northern England/Scotland. Not much head but it leaves sweet, malty taste on middle of the tongue. Packs a kick at 6.5%.
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angelkostvo (267) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color with no head. Aroma of skunk, malt, straw, caramel. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Interesting but not great.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker brown color with some red in it and a moderate off-white head. Nose is definitely vary malty, with some nuts, bread, and caramel in there. Taste is a little bit sweet, with a slight bit of toasting coming through in addition to the other malts.