johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with a medium head. Malty with a medium body. Well banced and bottled. All round rather nice.
RobertDale (1886) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Taste is malt, apples, grapes, yeast, caramel, and florals. Interesting dry finish. Good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a 19 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark toffee color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tart and sour Pez. The flavor was dry, tart and sour Pez, chalk and had a medicinal presence. Long dry, tart, medicinal, Pez finish. Somewhat overcarbonated and thin. Pretty awful.
after4ever (5284) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500, capped. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a sudsy tan head. Big treacly fruitcake nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Treacly fruitcake mid palate. Mild sweet finish.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Funny label and a super foamy pour. The aroma is light and bit fruity, with apple and yeast. A pretty mellow but still tasty ale. Complex, with yeast, lime, and crackers. Good, but not lovable.
matt7215 (1928) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
500ml bottle from knightly spirits. FL VC #10. huge exploding off white head over a clear amber body. huge bret bomb nose. lovely flowery, bretty funky. the flavour is lightly fruity, with complex malt and an insanely dry finish. ORVAL CLONE. fuckin perfect!!!!
Gary (1132) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 (Bottled) Other high scores for this have mentioned this having Orval resemblance . I appreciate that , there is the bombastic funk living in aromatic flowery perfume ... its that divinity that I love in Orval shown in elements in this ale. Dunno if this beer may even beer infected ,not sure if its the intention to be like it ,though its really doing it for me anyhow.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yummy resiny hop aroma. Yellow grapefruit. Surprisingly light in the palate, was expecting something heavy. Rich and full, yes, smooth even, but not heavy. Itís the hops that crispen it up - itís actually quite drying. Covers 6.5% well. Good one, would happily revisit this.
wlajwl (2899) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is strongly fruity, similar to a big ESB. The flavor is also fruity with an underlying note of raisins/grapes. A touch of alcohol in the finish is slightly off as English Ales, even Strong Ales, typically arenít strong enough to notice the alcohol, other than that this was very good.
benpickens (361) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big head, muddy brown. Aromas of sourdough bread. Dry; reminds a bit or Petrus winter. Not great.