EithCubes (4406) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, murky dark brown and creamy lacing tan head. Heavy caramel nose, sweet taste and dulled hops, full body, reminds of a DIPA/Barleywine thatís had a little too long on the shelf. This bottle, however, is new.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from hopscotch or GatorGuy92- both sent me bottles almost simultaneously, so thanks guys! Pours a cloudy red-amber color with a small khaki ring for a head. Aroma is basically a sweet malt bomb, with some milk sugar, toast, caramel and cardboard behind it. Flavor of brown sugar, toffee, tea, and tons more sweet malts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Couldnít drink very much of this and glad I split it 8 ways. Pretty one-dimensional.
Scopey (4600) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Angís Birthday tasting. It pours deep ruby amber, with a thin foamy beige head. The nose is candy floss, massive strawberry jam, red fruit and wood. The taste is all about the jam, as well as wood, port, boozy, raisin, currant, sweet strawberry and plum. Full body, average carbonation, high sweetness and sticky mouth-feel. Too sweet, a bit like chugging a jar of strawberry jam.
Chalsk (962) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber brown color with an off white foam head. Aroma of dark fruit and booze. Malty sweet. Boozy. Missing much needed complexity.
Leighton (8595) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co., London. Pours dark, ruby-brown with an off-white head. Some dark malt, dark sugars, caramel in the aroma. Damn sweet flavor, lots of toffee, dark fruits, fruit jam. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, tons of sugar, jammy fruits, raspberry, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and toasty, sweet malts. Very good, big-time beer.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. pours a deep red with a 1 finger off white head. light nose with residual sugars, light caramel malts, raisin and soft piney hops. medium body with a smooth caramel malt body with light apple notes, raisin, and toffee. a light citrus bitterness lingers. fruit filled finish with sticky hops and sweet caramel malts with lingering chocolate and sugar.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on Angs birthday. hazy russet lasting beige head. Hop fruit and wood on aroma. Some biscuit in mouth.I like the sweetness on this. Reminds me of something like a over t from HogsBack. Likeable
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Angís birthday tasting at the craft.
Red amber body with a good off white head. Full on sugar and caramel. Really over the top. Just sweet and corny with a hint of baked beans. Cheap American chocolate character too that does it no favours. Sorry guys, really no liking this one too much.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks to Beerlando for this one)... Poured deep red with an off-white head. Quite sweet and worty. A slightly oxidized character but was in the threshold of quite enjoyable. I like oxidization a little bit so it didnít bother me there. Tobacco, tropical fruits, sweet tea tones, floral hops, and the alcohol was well masked for itís strength.
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with splattered beige foam. Nose is dates, bubblegum and bananas Foster with hints of marmalade. Almost full body with fine carb providing a zing as it tails off. Taste is toffee, cherry vanilla, grapefruit and unripe peach. Not as sweet as it smells with hops adding just enough bitter citrus peel.