mabuzzer (381) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby brown colour with a bubbly white head. Malty, slightly metallic aroma. Sweet, malty, fruity flavour. Nice
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
030116. This English dark ale is a drop worth hunting down as it is loaded with flavour and carries a long strong finish. I picked up this 500ml bottle at Cool Wine in Hobart a few months back and I am glad that I did.
More malty than hoppy or bitter the beer pours a translucent copper colour with a thick head that settles and thins out after a while. There is caramel and some toffee aromas in the nose, with some vanilla hiding in the background.
The flavour very much mirrors the aroma , with some spiced fruit thrown into the mix, and the beer while initially thin in the mouths builds to a creamy mouthfeel. At 5.3% ABV it is certainly very drinkable.
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pictures bottle from Keg Liquors; split four ways. Aroma: Rich caramel biscuit and some hazelnut as well; maybe a little in the way of woodsy, earthy hop character. Appearance: Slightly hazy chestnut pour with a ring of bubbly tan head. Flavor: Hazelnut over caramel throughout with a subtle woodsy puff towards the finish, which is mostly dry. Palate: Lighter body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Didn’t move me much one way or the other; could certainly drink again, but not in a hurry to grab another bottle. Preferred the Morocco ale much more.
bigbish (649) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wrote down a score ages ago but ni5 any tasting notes. Recording for posterity. Good stuff.
NallePalle (401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 50 cl, Messob, Uppsala. Overall pleasant, interesting aroma of coffee, caramel, intense initial taste, small finish. Great to African food (and probably much more).
nilsas (2846) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Mye vørter og en anelse smørmalt.
Utseende: Rødbrun vinfarge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Smørmalt, noe bitter avslutning.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@5,3%, Når@21.08.2015
planky84 (2644) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask stillage at the Foots Cray Rugby Club Beer Festival, April 2015. Mahogany coloured pour with a beige head. Caramel and orchard fruit aroma. Caramel, toffee apple and malt flavour. Long malt finish.
martin00sr (1976) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber, small offwhite head. Mild malty aroma with estery hints of fruit and apple juice. Similar flavour, slightly boozy.
mr_h (4202) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by hand-pump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear dark amber, thin off-white head, weak toffee aroma, very good lacing, sweet sherry-like flavour, fruit becomes more prominent, soft carbonation, easy to drink
Holmen1 (4120) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-15: kort storboblet skum over en mørk rubinrød øl med en portvinsaktig aroma og smak, drapert i en slank og elegant kappe av maltsødme og humlebitterhet. Stor drikkeglede i 5,2%.