chicagobears (429) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent looking amber colored ale. A very sweet flavor full of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, an nutmeg. A spicy finish that is very short. Too sweet for my taste but nothing really offensive. Calling this an Abbey ale is a gimmick though.
RuneStumo (2282) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
20.02.2015. 12 fl. ox. Bottle. Bread & Butter, New York. Dark brown coulor with tan head. Aroma and flavours of dark malts. Notes of grassy bitter hops. A little cellar touch. There is also some faint sour notes. Rather short bitter aftertaste. Body is medium to thin. There is some good flavours here but its a little thin and flavours dont last.
drowland (6517) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/20/14. 12oz bottle from my dad’s fridge. Another beer I was surprised I hadn’t had already. Amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Okay aroma, candi sugar, caramel, a touch of a Belgian aspect. Inoffensive flavor, caramel, candi sugar, a bit of a yeastiness, malty. Not bad.
BeerInHeaven (194) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear dark copper with a medium beige head. aroma is caramel malt. sweet caramel toffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel. a fairly quick finish with a sweetish linger. Not bad at all.
foyle (281) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.
Appearance: pours a thick, foamy beige head that drops moderately with some faint lacing. Color is a rich copper-amber. Abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: rich whole wheat bread dough, caramel, coriander, cinnamon, raisins and fruity hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, a bit sticky and very frothy with a somewhat wet finish.
Flavor: cocoa powder, rich roasted barley, caramel, a bit of spice, and some fruity and earthy hops.
Overall: very well done and enjoyable. I can’t really complain about this one.
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY.
Deep chestnut with a thin cream head; malty aroma; sweet caramel malt taste;
and a smooth toffee finish with some lingering spicy malts.
Not Belgian, not Abbey, but blandly drinkable.
drsordr (1324) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour deep red copper with thin tan head rapidly dissipating. Nose Sweet caramel, Belgian candy, slight apple, hint of mineral. Taste lots of caramel malt up front, then fleeting Belgian character. Mid to late palate moderate astringent bitterness. Sweeter grainy malt on the finish. Nothing special but nothing overtly disgusting either. Part of a Holiday gift pack.
DrSilverworm (7692) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, big thanks to the friend that let me have this -- I think Callipalegic? Date on bottle is Apr2015. Pours a clear red brown color. Thin khaki sort of bubbly head. Caramel malt, dark fruit, mustiness up front, toffee, touch of chocolate. Mild spiciness, touch of earth. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, light to moderate carbonation. Slick texture. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, mild spiciness. Kind of plain, malty, and musty on it’s own, but it really works well between bites of my sandwich.
Hkrivera (152) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JAN 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bland flavor with no discernible beer style to match. Stay away from it if there are other choices.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Block (1597) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light. Caramel, roasted malts. A bit creamy. Not too strong of flavors. Pretty mild.
crossovert (8351) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml twist of fbottle. Amber bronw pour. Aroma is light gingerbread and fruits. Falvor is midl, light toastiness, caramel, a bi too sweet, not offensive at all but not good.