Dacrza (584) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
DATE TASTED: February 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Victory Nonick... OCCASION: a beer much sought after... APPEARANCE: dark brown body that displays HUGE chunks of sediment--been sitting too long? thick, chunky off-white head offers formidable lacing... AROMA: brilliant buttery, big malt aroma with dampened caramel and candy sugars; somewhat earthy, grainy but difficult to lay a nostril to...PALATE: smooth, thin and mellow--the mouth is refreshed as much as it’s engaged; slightly warming as the glass drains...TASTE: sweet and malty; a brown ale’s subtlety with fleeting fervor--a bit of barleywine funk at the end; low to no hop impression... OVERALL: the initial shock of floating substance (something I had not dealt with since the "claw" incident in Heavy Seas’ Saison art the shore a decade ago) still makes this review tainted; I have little doubt this rates better than I afforded it, but to rate authentically, I cannot be betray the experience itself...I may have to find another distributor to ascertain the true quality of this beer...
Magela (73) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas herbais. Seu sabor é uma mistura suave de hervas com o amargor de malte tostado e um toque de caramelo. Uma cerveja boa, mas não vá com grandes expectativas.
VamboladeTolly (511) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with small beige head, dissappears quickly. Aroma is sweet, rye like, candys, kama, slight alcohol.Taste is medium ssweet with slight bitterness, caramel, candys, sugarcane. MMedium body. Sweet finish.
A bit to sweet for me, but not bad.
klm1 (351) - - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma and flavours of dark malts and fruits, especially plums, with little coffee notes, caramel. Taste is sweet, medium body, low carbonation and bitterness.
budedou (500) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy deep red/brown color, average sized off white head. Some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, wood, caramel, roast and chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation. Dry finish. Very nice
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rouge foncée, petite mousse crémeuse beige.
Au nez maltage complexe, fruitée.
Très très sucrée caramel et fruits mûrs. Fin légèrement alcoolisée. Du lourd bien britannique ;)
DrinkinWell (331) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish amber, almost mahogany. Frothy head that dissipated quickly. Rich roasted malts. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Caramel, molasses, hints of oak. A nice Scottish ale.
BillWyce (805) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear ruby red with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma mixes notes of caramel and biscuit malts. Medium body, very slightly syrupy with a dry finish. Flavor of caramel malt with peaty and biscuity notes.
mtu71 (205) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Huge, very creamy ivory head. Clear deep amber. Huge lasting head keeps aromas for mouth. Smooth and creamy, malty and bitter. Lovely, classic, balanced super ale!
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
As Belhaven 90/- Wee Heavy. Very classic Scotch ale with pale yellowish beige, medium, lacing head, breaking rather quickly, and dark wine red colour, transparent with good sparkling. Malt sweet aroma of hazelnut paste, toffee, plum brandy, caramel candy, cookies, medlar, brown sugar, ripe pear, some subtle varnish-like solvents, damp cellar and a hint of iron, though not disturbingly so. Taste begins restrainedly fruity, raisins, eldeberries, candied figs, sweet but not cloying, with soft carbonation and smooth, lightly oily, very malty but not very thick palate, caramelly and a bit nutty with bitterish toasted accent in the end, where it is supported by a subtle, earthy and leafy hop bitterishness and warming, rhum-like alcohol, with a drying, slightly astringent effect, but remaining in place. Pleasant, warming ale and indeed typical for its style, though I had expected a thicker body and more roasted bitterness.
omanson (44) - - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superbe bière pleine d’arômes, nez sur la canelles, des touches du sucre de canne , de canelles et d’épices de Noël. Une de mes favorites !