brokensail (9214) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Vintage 2008. Amber pour with an off-white head. Seems to have passed its prime. Cardboard, water, and a generally oxidized aroma. Some sweet caramel and dark fruit, some toasted bread as well. The flavor is fairly sweet and sugary. Caramel and some fruits, cardboard, and a bit watery.
imdownthepub (9212) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 375ml, from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Reddy chestnut with slight white head. Sweet, toffee, butterscotch flavours with a heavy alcohol presence right from the off, quite cloying and palate filling. Quite malty, little on the hop front. A big bruiser and not very refined.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy copper-brown coloured and with a persistent firm beige foam; nice lacework; solid malty and yeasty aroma with notes of red fruits and flowery hops; full-bodied and with a fair carbonation; a solid bitterness and a long malty nutty and fruity hoppy finish
BeerandBlues2 (8576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botlle 4-Oct/2002. Pours hazy and muddy copper, straw and orange with a small frothy off-white head that qucikly becomes an edgy and rocky film. Caramel malt (straw, hay) toffee and grape, plum hop with cellared oak notes and yeast (dough). Flavor is warm caramel malt buttery and fizzy with a lightly hopped finish and oak notes. Medium bodied fizzy and warming palate.
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best before 10-09-06 Bottle poured a cloudy copper with a small, quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of carmel, a bit of dark fruit, toffee, and a hint of cocoa. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of dark fruit, toffee, and a hint of honey with a clean, sweet finish.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (canít read the date)... Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, wispy, white head. Sweet caramel aroma and flavor. Basically, itís liquid caramel with some subtle apple and pear esters. Although itís sweet, itís not too sweet! Medium-bodied and milky with medium carbonation. Rich, caramelly finish with a small hop tingle. Thanks to vyvvy for shipping the bottle to me!
pivnizub (8393) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (vintage 2008):Amber, hazy, lots of floaties visible, small and persistent lacy off-white head; fruity-vinous aromas detectable, molasses and a tinge of turpentine, too; stronger sweet-bitter flavour, nearly full bodied; moderate - slightly alcoholic and tart - sweet fruity and vinous finish, some hops detectable in the aftertaste. Quite O.K., but all in all also disappointing........
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. 2006 Vintage. A dark amber coloured beer with a ruby hue and a thin circling of beige bubbles. The aroma is fruity and malty with raisins and sultanas, and blackberries. The taste has good alcohol notes. There is a large bite of bitter lemons late on preceded by more raisins and a good malty backbone. Some vanilla notes thrown in for good measure. A tasty beer from a brewery Iíve been very disappointed in.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle, 2004 edition. Dark brown, cloudy, with a thin white head. Very sweet brown sugar, caramel and honey aroma. Fruity yeastiness as well. Loads of spice from the yeast. Flavour is also sweet and malty, honey, cookie dough. A bit of tapioca and custard flavour as well. Some almondy sweetness.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37.5cl bottle, vintage 2008. Hazy, dark amber coloured hue with loads of dead yeast chunks swimming around and a thick slightly tanned foamy head. Sweet and toasty, strongly spiced malty aroma with a tinge of caramel. Bitter and slightly sweet flavour, full bodied with a calm, well-matured carbonation. Toast-malty, slightly berry-fruity taste with caramel and strong spicy and herbal notes; moderately sweet and slightly bitter finish with matured and lightly mouldy toasty malt and a bit brandy-like alcohol (for a beer). Initially a bit strange but finally a pleasant kind of old Ale. 31.VIII.09