anders37 (14730) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty dark fruit and hoppy bitter aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with some hints of dark fruit and caramel. Has a dry malty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
23rd June 2009
Hazy amber brown beer with an off white head. Semi dry and semi soft palate. An odd barleywine. Salty with bitter astringent citrus that doesnít overwhelm. The mid is tasty with malt and fruit but the back end is all bitterness. Beer was best when pretty cold and the bitterness was supressed.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2009 Bright amber colour. Toasty, peachy, orangey nose. Lots of different malt elements, going nowhere fast. Funny brew to describe, itís all of everything, some of nothing but ultimately I kind of like it.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
clear dark chocolate, scant head, light phonelic aroma, hot caramel malt flavor, strange hop balance, lots of sweetness in the finish, needs a better choice in hops,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
I would like to rerate this beer.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma starts with malt, quickly followed by pine hop. Translucent color of ripe apricot flesh, and an off-white head that is vigorous. A bit of lacing. It starts warm and malty. Not overly carbonated. A light burning sensation at the back of the palate. A bit vinous in mid-quaff. The malt persists through the middle, the alcohol tends to demand attention, but the finish is relatively dry - it just takes a long time to get to that point. Finally a resiny bitterness remains. Itís likely to persevere for awhile.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark amber/burnt orange color with a big off-white head.
S: What a nose. Lots of intensely creamy caramel notes, milk, toffee, brown sugar, and some more caramel. I was really impressed with the aromas, I must say.
T: Though not quite as striking as the nose, this beer has a very solid flavor. The sweetness is what this beer is all about, but itís not cloying (though there are no overt hop characteristics). Sweet caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and somewhat creamy.
M: A medium-full body on this beer with a soft, medium level of carbonation.
D: This was a surprisingly delicious beer. Too bad I donít have any of this myself as it was really enjoyable.
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish copper with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of light oxidation, carmel, brown sugar, dates, raisins and pepper. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, raisin, spice and light brown sugar with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.
Hides itís alcohol well!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a medium and clear amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel, some grassiness, and toffee. Thinner body.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep ruddy amber beer. Slightly sweet rich toasted malt aroma. Chewy sweet, caramel and toast with a soft toffeeish character as well. Fairly dirty and rancid backnotes behind the otherwise solid malts. Well-named, really.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour. Small head. Aroma has some sweetness with notes of honey balanced by some citrus hops. Flavor is well balanced. Sweet honey notes, apple juice, and hops come together very well. It was a tiny bit hot, but not enoug to stop me from really enjoying it.