jredmond (3999) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle with vin. Pours a clear red amber body with thin white pacing. Aroma is light fruit and rust. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of booze, light fruit, yeast, and rust.
HighWine (836) - Whalesbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip. Gorgeous amber color with a garnet hue. One finger cream colored head lasts a while and then reduces to a sticky lace on the glass. Big sweet aroma with white grape juice, sweet tea, and shortbread. The taste has some golden brown sugar sweetness and biscuit malt, but the hop bitterness is pronounced and keeps the brew from being cloying. Its a blend of English bitter hops and aromatic american varieties. I was suspect about letting this beer sit around but as the name implies, it is suitable for aging. I believe that in time the flavors will meld together into a very special elixir. I may have to pick up another to rest for 18 months or so.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Binny’s Niles. Pours a clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of fruit, bready malts, caramel, and spices. Flavors of bread, fruit, spices, caramel, and some grassy hops. Finishes sweet with light alcohol presence. Body and and carbonation are on point. Nice beer.
efdejesus (88) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz poured into a snifter. Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Aromas of grass most notable. Mouth feel medium. Lots of nutty sweetness. Alcohol barely detectable. Very drinkable.
jstraw (1641) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Darker copper with good, foamy, beige head / Muted, sweet nose of burnt sugar, honey, raisins, and cooked fruit / Medium body, very sweet and lightly syrupy, with modest but decent hopping, and good, lightly bitter finish / Flavors of spun sugar, honey, and toffee, with cooked apricot and orange notes / A little overly sweet but enjoyable, although probably moreso in autumn.