Parket (562) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, amber coloured beer medium white head. Shared on a bridge in bruges! Smell: roasted malts, hoppy. Taste: very nice hops, roasted malts, dry, oaky.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. poured a dark copper color with a big white head. aroma of caramel and roasted malts with some spice. taste is big roasted malts with a kick and the beer is nice and smooth as it rolls over your tounge.
wimpie133 (380) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with friends. Amber coloured beer, medium beige head. Hoppy aroma, fruity and light sweet. Taste is malty, light sweet with a nice, hoppy, bitter aftertaste. Another nice one from Broughton.
Nickls (1702) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a finger of eggshell foam that dissipates down to about a centimeter but sticks around after that. Rich coppery brown color that is fairly opaque; has rising carbonation bubbles up the side of the glass.
Ripe red grape aromas (nowhere near tart) and not all that sweet, which is interesting for the style. Some mineral and a bit of a hop kiss; very bready and hints of some sweeter maltiness.
Very much into the red grapes and the fresh fruit tartness of that flavor sneaks in a bit; moves onto the maltiness associated with the style; bready and very nutty; almost a savory finish. Interesting departure from some of the sweetness associated with the more malt-centric takes on the style. Bit dry even though it has a fairly substantial body.
Donít think that this is quite the quaffer as some others in the range, and it weighs in pretty well in the abv department. Nice, and a little dry helped things along. Not as warming as others, but still enjoyable.
downender (5590) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Peckhams, Glasgow. Copper with a slight, off-white head. Rich malty aroma with red fruits, caramel, nuttiness and a trace of marmite. The flavour was less complex: Sweet, bready malts, treacle, a slightly vinous edge and plenty of alcohol in the finish. Very enjoyable.
jeremytoni (2831) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a ruby color with a fair amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
gunnar (4292) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Scotland. Thanks Graeme! Pours deep copper with a big creamy beige head. Aroma of dark caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel malts,roast and some slightly smoked as well. Ends sweet peaty with a very moderate hops presence
jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish brown pour. Very strong taste for the low abv. Lots of molasses and brown sugars. Rated 11/17/2000
AR (936) - Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with a small head. Nice body. The flavor is a sticky-sweet caramel, roasted Brazil nuts, vanilla, and a slight bit of fruits. Good beer.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle in Edinburgh. Medium amber-brown color with a tall, fine head. Rather sweet aroma, fruity, slightly roasted, with caramel and noticeable alcohol. Great malt flavor, with caramel and dark fruits. Sweet but very well balanced by roasted malts, hops, and a slightl sour-citrus aspect. Tangy, dry, sweet-and-sour finish. Fantastic.