MarkSachon (621) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Gift from Joe --- thanks! Some nice notes of caramel and hops. Has a warming effect in the belly. I rather enjoyed it.
PorterPounder (5664) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jacksonville, FL - Grassroots Natural Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark, thick brown with a sticky khaki colored head, nice web of lacing. Aroma has some nice Christmas spice accents, a touch of horehound candy, Flavor has some molasses hints, a touch of dates, some chewy toffee notes. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. Hits the spot on this cold winter’s evening!
Tstamba (353) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle into a pint. Dark amber brown with light tan head. A little spice and malt on the nose a sweetness to the finish. Not their best effort.
k0mpsa (1328) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color, tanned head. Aroma is malts, spices, sweet notes. Taste is same than aroma.
DrinkinWell (283) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark translucent brown. Almost imperceptible spiced aromas. Tastes of malty bitterness with hints of cinnamon and tarragon. Not a very interesting Ale.
danlo (1299) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown amber colour, foamy beige head and aroma of malt, toffee, bready, roasted & nutty. Taste is malty, caramel, earthy, nutty, with light bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Quite drinkable.
travita (4117) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is clear, cashew colored head, and reddish brown in color. The smell is malty, bready, sweet, smoke, and rich. The taste is malty, mealy, toast, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3885) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, and raisin. Taste is of raisin, caramel, light bread, and light vinegar.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2281) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
6% bottle from Yamaichi. A nutty brown colored pour with thin fizzy beige head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel, plums & toffee. Reminds me of a Marzen or Wee heavy in the nose. Taste is nutty, caramel, toffee but a bit rough, kind of some oxidized metallic notes-it may have lost something during transport.
Beerman6686 (4608) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a light red with an off white head. Aroma was caramel, light toast and some spoiled water. Flavor was light metalic, toasted malt, caramel and some grassy hops.