brokensail (12765) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper colored pour with an off-white head. Strange tartness on the nose. A bit of toffee and cardboard, some toasted bread, and very mild dark fruit notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with toffee, bread, and toast notes. Some fruit, a light floral hop quality, and a bit of cardboard. Mildly boozy, too. Not much of a fan of this one.
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-pours copper with a tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit. Taste is sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit. Soft carbonation, smooth.
Ratman197 (11074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, earhiness, prune, carmel and tobacco. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, earthiness, tobacco and prune with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed orange amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, malty vinous notes, fruity esters, treacle, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet vinous malt with British hops, oily mouthfeel, citrus pulp, quite nice. On tap at brewery, Dec. 3 2011.
jtclockwork (10624) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Blipp at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel, toffee and sugary grain. Medium body. Well balanced.
Sammy (9438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet and rich malty old ale. Above average mouthfeel, decent drinkability. Black body.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at TAPNY. Pours a clear ruby amber with a thin white head. Sweet malt, caramel, toast, and warm toffee. Oxidized and sweet. Long sweet finish. Probably should have done the bourbon version second as this was good but didn’t hold up after the bourbon treatment.
blipp (6851) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Toffee, light floral hops, sweet malts, and a hint of booze. Good, not great.
jredmond (6138) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Blipp at James’s November 2012 tasting. Pours a deep amber body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is malt, light booze and muted fruits. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of sweet fruity malt, booze, and some spice. Somewhat bland overall.
radagast83 (5601) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My personal #1900 rating. 22oz bottle. Poured a solid clear copper color with a very small white head. Aroma is a bit of grain, with a creamy, smooth. Flavor is rich malts, creamy notes. Alcohol is hidden very well, but I got a bit of burn on the tongue. A very good brew and look forward to checking out their other brews in the future.