drowland (6033) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy StFun. Orange pour with a small white head. The aroma is citrusy and spicy. Yummy!
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A messy amber ale of no specific style. Annoying.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh a few months after its release. Sent to me by oakbluff, thanks Scott.
The look: Cloudy dark orange topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Faint nose of hard-candy and light spiciness. Taste is a mess. Extra light fluffy body, candied caramel, light smokiness that doesnít fit in, metallic notes, orange zest, butterscotch, cinnamon, ginger (!?), more... Basically just a bunch of random flavours that do not work together. Hopping is very reminiscent of the leafy/floral hops of true English ESB. I usually like that hopping profile but here it just doesnít work with the beer. On the positive, this was batch 8802, and even a wasted batch like this is taking us one step closer to Bells Batch 9000.
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, orange brown color with no head, aroma of movie popcorn butter, flavor is toffee, buttery with a bitter watery finish
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours a copper hue with a huge foamy white head. A cool label. The aroma is spices and rich sweet hops. The flavor is similar; easygoing, spicy, rich hops. Light malts, not too sweet. A unique brew, interesting.
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
batch 9431. Clear amber color/ huge beige head. Mild caramel sweet aromas. medium body. Mild spicy caramel flavor with mild floral hops. mild
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2812-20100319] 12floz bottle. Old musty malt fruity brew aroma. Murky, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light yellow head and lots of suspended floaties. Old wine-soaked burlap bags flavour mixed with brewery floor and muddy malt grain. Full body. Probably past itís prime.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of the Binnys Singles Rack (Orland Park, IL). Pours a very nice copperish ruby red grapefruit juice, highly hazed hue with moderate offwhite head. Aromas are malty, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, and a touch of a hoppy bouquet. Initial taste is malty, but more somber than anticipated. Malty sweetness, caramel on the back end, touches of light spices tucked into a fairly light and watery beer. A tad one dimensional. Hoppy bitterness comes through, but does not stick either. Thin, watery, not really a true Scotch ale. Fair.
jonas (5638) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light bready aroma, a bit preserved fruit. Cloudy orange, offwhite low head. Chewy christmas cake fruitiness, good hop balance. Good balance, surely good with food.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from JCB. Thanks man! The aroma is kind of malty with hints of caramel, toffee, and iced tea. A little earthy too. Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. The flavor is malty, but kind of flat, and nothing stands out to me. Iced tea, light sweetness. A touch fruity, but in my opinion, it does not really work. Drinks easily. Meh. Probably the least best beer I have tried from Bells.
PorterPounder (5542) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Murky, dark orange pour, sticky off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma with hints of toffee, some rhubarb-like fruitiness. Flavor is relatively mild, some Christmas-like spices, some ripening vegetable notes, some passion fruit, Mouthfeel is velvety smooth. Enjoyable - not one of Bellís bests though.