blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev at Smokeless Joe. Pours a cloudy orangey-brown with a small light-brown head. Very mild aroma of caramel malt, yeast, fruit and wood. Delicious flavour follows the aroma along with some alcohol. Complex and medium bodied. Reminds me of a milder Fullers Vintage Ale. This would be even better aged for a few years. As it is it’s really good.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 Bottle (500ml). At Smokeless Joe, shared with blankboy and tupalev. Poured murky orange-amber brown with a decent diminishing tan head. Tons of rich creamy malt in the aroma, woody, candyish. Taste follows nose but a surprising surfeit of hops and alcohol bitterness, finishes remarkably bitter, but there’s an apple character that emerges with warming. Mouthfeel very thick and creamy for this style, good complexity. Overall very nice, would like to cellar half a dozen bottles and see how it ages - I was a bit sorry the promise of malt in the aroma was buried by the attack of hops and alcohol, but overall an excellent offering.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yeast, mashed fruit and spice. Dark cloudy brown with a large head the compresses down fairly fast. Sweet aroma of pairs, apples, hay, grass and some mild vegetal flavors.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Hazy, dark orangey golden with a fine, small, creamy, beige coloured head. Aroma of yeast and alcohol. Sweetish flavours of caramel and overripe plums. Distinct, warming alcohol and a slightly sour edge in the finish. Interesting brew. 040805
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this one went everywhere. i sat there looking at it geysering out for a sec before motelpogo pointed out a handily placed empty glass to catch it in. aroma was a bit odd - fruity/estery, but with a funny celery/acetaldehyde smell. taste is full bodied, round and plummy, with some deep earthy hops in finish - it wasn’t as bretty/sour as i was expecting, more like a standard english strong with some extra stonefruit.thanks duff!
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From A Bottle.Hazy brown in colour with a small head,aroma is of apples and grass,
taste is of citric fruits,some hops and heavy alcohol.More of an itch than a tickle.
JonMoore (1650) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, I let it settle for about a week; still came out a cloudy amber colour with a slim off-white head. Sour aroma. Sour, malty, woody and fruity flavour. I’m not sure I’ve had a representative sample, but I didn’t like this.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown colour. Large, long lasting beige head. Sweet, toffee, dough, vanilla, orange, grapefruit-bitter finish. Medium-high carbonation - let it settle!
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber with big off whiter head. Sour aroma. Big full body with sour aftertaste. Quite unusual and not what I was expecting. Pretty good but I did not like the aftertaste.
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Medium to Heavy-bodied; Super strong malt flavour with caramel showing through. Aftertaste contains a very strong finish that lasts long in the palate. I sampled this beer from Jeremy at Smokeless Joe’s after our May RB Party on 15-May-2004 in Toronto, Ontario.