Leighton (8689) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a Chriso tasting, London - big thanks to Chris for this beer! Pours cloudy, dark red-brown with a light, creamy beige head. Huge semi-dark malt nose with big toffee character. Big sweet flavor with semi-dark malts, toffee, brown sugar and dirt bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with sugary leaves, caramel, cherries, raisins and more toffee. Big, sweet and ballsy, yet not cloying or too hot. Very nice.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis & Mette.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol and hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops.
Sweet and hoppy finish.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting. Clear dark dark red/brown - nice offwhite head. Plain dry dusty aroma, fruity amber malts, light whiskey notes, somkey notes, raisis sweetness. light wooden dryness,
Theis (12142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - Tasting. Clear dark dark red/brown - nice offwhite head. Plain dry dusty aroma, fruity amber malts, light whiskey notes, somkey notes, raisis sweetness. light wooden dryness,
kryon (1034) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark brown with low to no off white head
Sticky sweet aromas from alcohol, rum, raisins, dark fruits, oak
Ohh wow what was that taste. Dry okyness, sweetness from the rum raisin but also somewhat sweet n sour.
Ktwse (1237) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Pours dark brown to black with minimal light tan head. Aroma of oak barrel, rum alcohol, raisins. Very boozy! It even stings my nose... Taste is initially very caramel sweet before a sticky astringent port bitter finish. Body is medium creamy with low carbonation. Like drinking a great scotch ale with an aged rum chaser!
Edit: retried after aging for a year, and itís a bit more balanced and soft around the edges, especially in the aroma which is now more mellow raisin sweet without the booze kick. The finish is still very much rum barrel, however, and quite boozy. Original rating remains, but knocked appearance up and palate down.
Smallprint (74) - - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep red with a brown head, initially quite thick but quite quickly dissipated into a thin head. Smell is loads of caramel and some fruits,smell of rum too. Taste is like a bomb of malts, very powerful, plenty of toffee and caramel flavours, dark fruit flavours, a big burn taste on the back of the mouth, you can tell itís aged in whisky casks. Nice and thick on the mouth, I do quite like the burn. Itís a good beer definitely, one Iíd have again if it werenít so expensive.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend, picked up at Brewdog London. Thick dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma of raisins, rum, pineapple, chocolate. A dessert by itself. Taste is sweet, with caramel, rum, toffee, with red fruits, citrus hops, light taste of alcohol. Strong bittersweet finish.
Tide (1285) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Brown color, beige head. Sweet taste with raisins, rum, fruits and oak. Roasty finish with nuts. Very nice brew.
SaintMatty (4281) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Dried fruit, marzipan, spice and caramel in the aroma. Fruity, malty and rather rich taste with notes of fruitcake, toffee and nuts.