thornecb (4786) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany into a shaker. White head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Toffee, vanilla and pit fruit aromas. Soft with sweet oak and vanilla upfront turning dry and more oak in the lasting finish.
Sigmund (5696) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle, from a cornershop in Cardiff, drank it too warm in my hotelroom. Copper colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Strong sweetish aroma, malts, caramel, whisky, oak, some hints of fruity hops too. The flavour is sweet and malty, with notes of caramel, whisky and oak - but the 4 American hops are hardly noticeable, just a slight fruitiness, and minimal bitterness. Not an IPA this one.
martin00sr (1534) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper, small airy white head. Malty aroma with hints of wood. Flavour has caramel and peppery, boozy wood. Lively carb, bitter and sourish finish.
Martin243 (877) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle poured into a Hoegaarden snifter at home. Orange marmalade and raisin aroma. Fruit and nut toffee flavour with a hint of medicinal lozenge. Juicy palate. Better than expected.
wekker84 (1850) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus some fruits and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits some earthly and bitter hops
mr_h (3549) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Tesco, Whitletts Road, Ayr (nearly 11 months beyond the recommended drinking date) - clear deep amber brown, thin off-white head, toffee, malty, hint of nuts in the aroma, no lacing, rich toffee malty flavour with some spiciness, carbonation good to high
Mr_Pink_152 (1799) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
part of my 2013 backlog, bottle from sainsburys. Dark amber colour with a large white head. Flavour has malt, spice, citrus zest, grapefruit.
tinylightsrecs (342) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received as a gift. Whiskey element is faint but that's ok because it's still a nice tasty beer. Struggle to reconcile it with an IPA but good all the same
Idiosynkrasie (4807) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear, reddish golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Malty aroma with a touch of toffee, jelly baby sweetness, a cautious herbal-nuttily touch. Taste is nuttily malty, bitter hoppy overtones, minimally oaky. Not much outcome considering the expenditure of ingredients.
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog rating. Keg at The Rake, London. It pours a clean brown color with ruby edges and a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with notes of light wood, ashes, spices, toffee. Taste is quite sweet with a ashy dry finish. Notes of toffee, vanilla, honey and dried leaves. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, did not like it much, too sweet for me