bierkoning (11880) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottel. Dark amber color. malt, pepper and caramel in the aroma. Chichory bitter flavor with caramel, tobacco and pepper. Sweetish with a sticky mouthfeel.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of toffee, with a touch of smoked stone fruit. Flavor shows the same. Overall body is soft but somewhat thin.
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour, soapy white head. Aroma is predictably malty, a salty note creeps in. Flavor is lightly smoke, malty, bready...predicatable but ok.
Tmoney99 (13006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy brown color with an average white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture and flat carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Soft brew.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle, bb 1/1/11. Small beige head that most dissipates atop crystal clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some brown sugar, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel/brown sugar, some orange, light earthy. Watery light body.
bluejacket74 (1728) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, best by 1/1/2011. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy chestnut brown color with pretty much no head at all. However, there is a good bit of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is bready and sweet malt, nuts and some butterscotch. The brew tastes like bready and chocolate malt, toffee, nuts and a bit of earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, it’s a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and goes down easy. This brew seems to improve as it warms, and I let this beer sit a few minutes once I took it out of the fridge before opening it. I think it’s a pretty decent overall brew, I certainly wouldn’t turn one down.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from a local shop in Hatteras.
Aroma: The nose is bright and crisp with a bit of toast, a light caramel note, and some leafy hops.
Appearance: It pours a deep amber color with a frothy, off-white head that fades very quickly.
Taste: Surprisingly roasty with light caramel and buttery notes in the background. There is a decent hop bitterness to offset everything. There seems to be a little walnut and dirt flavor there as well.
Palate: Light to medium, almost watery body with very low carbonation leading to a lingering, dirty walnut finish. Kind of odd.
Overall: This one could use a little bit of work. The flavor profile is interesting and the nose is rather nice. The body is just sits there though.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 06/28/2010. Clear copper amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet floral and light caramel aroma. Sweet floral and light pale malt flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/4/15 - 3.6
Bottle at WBF-Raleigh on 04/24/2010. Clear copper body with a small off-white head. Sweet earthy and caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavor on a earthy malt background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/6/3/14 - 3.6
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a loose cask head. The aroma is quite toasty with some crystal malt accents. Rich crystal malts and toast character with herbal hops. Good, balanced dark bitter.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Raven, Bath. Dark mahogany with scattered lace. Husky malt aroma. Sweet malty entry. Dry, nutty, and burnt toffee finish with some dates too. Very nice.