GoufCustom (765) - HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Appearance: Clear amber colour with no yeast sediments; Half finger head with off-white foam which last for 30 seconds; Nice sticky lacing and fizzy small carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and very sweet full malt, with strong caramel, toffee, alcohol, raisins, light plums, figs, sugar, yeast and very light grass.
Taste: Strong sweet full malt, with strong and sticky caramel, potent warm alcohol, very light brandy, nice sugar syrup, thick molasses, light spices, yeast, light bitter lime, bitter hops and light grass.
Body: Full body. Creamy and oily palate.
Mouth feel: Very rich and mouthful of maltyness, backed up with thick and creamy body. Lots of caramel and not much fruityness, but more than compensated with just right sweetness befit to a 12% brew - not the cheap ones like the sugar-jacked Euro SPLs, but nice, sweet but not cloying brown-sugar or maple syrups. It gives you all the indications not to quaff but to sip it bit by bit to enjoy it. Nice!
Booze: Strong but very warm and comfy, reminds me of Chimay Blue. Taste is not Cognac-crazy as Bush Noël, just light touch of Brandy. Okay.
Hoppiness: faint grass in nose, light bitter lime and grassy hops.and taste. Bitterness is light and noatable to compliment the sweetness. Long lasting sweet and low astringent finish.
After Taste: Wet and oily. Sweet and creamy to mouth.
Comments: Like Bush Noël, this is a big-hearted sipper meant to be appreciated slowly, but the similarity ends here: this one features rich full malt, lots of caramel characters, excellent sweetness, and comfy light-tasted booze. While Bush Noël’s sensory attack may come thick and fast, this one let you appreciate the simple 12% greatness at your own pace. Very well-made and neat in its own way; Recommended? Of course!
KingsBrew (34) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle, Tulip glass. Aromas of malts, caramel and fruits, Amber brown appearance, Light brown short head, Sweet malty taste, Medium body, Light carbonation, Hides alcohol content very well, Kind of expensive but worth every penny - very tasty!
venom666 (310) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber color. Sweet aroma, slightly fruity and with an alcoholic touch. In the mouth, fruity a very strong alcohol aftertaste, with citrus, orange and candy remains.
Case (214) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear gold with quickly disappearing large head. Fruity fresh aroma. Taste is very spicy, peppery, apricots, caramel, apples, lemons. Very complex! Alcohol is completely hidden and warms you. I love how spicy this is. Fantastic!
Gorm (1103) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Klar fin mørk gyllen farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av whiskey og malt. Smak av malt, karamell og whiskey. Cardinal.
nilsas (1224) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Duft av aprikos og alkohol. Fin gyllen honningfarge. Lite skum, ring langs kant. Fin fruktig smak av aprikos med en litt skarp ettersmak.
annunz123 (852) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee cake, caramel, and some alcohol in the aroma. Flavor is sweet and bready with some dark fruit and spice. Spice, a little bitterness, and a LOT of alcohol in the finish. Nice beer, but definitely a sipper.
Tayeth (190) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Geruch süßlich nach Pfirsich und Südfrüchten, Geschmack dann vollmundig und ebenfalls angenehm süß sowie leicht malzig.
gueuze (321) - - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geruch Aprikose, leicht alkoholisch. Im Geschmack alkoholisch nur im Abgang. Bittere im Abgang gut eingestellt.
9er (74) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint sold at Beltwat Liquors... This golden semi sweet brew is awesome. There is plenty of malty cereal, a luscious and carefully directed balance of hops that sit back as to not ruin the sip. The balance matures upon the palate and gives way to, rasin, vanilla, oaky caramel. Well done Scaldis.