JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - DEC 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love the yearly vintage ale offerings and this is certainly one of the best. Just a little bit nutty in a good way.
Kosmokrator (475) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Limpido color ramato con soffice e fragile cappello di schiuma biancastra poco persistente. Al naso Ť un tripudio di albicocca, uva e mela cotogna con spiccati sentori di toffee; gusto dolciastro, rotondo e maltoso con note di caramello, frutta passita e cereali, mentre nel finale emerge un lieve tocco di tostato. Corpo medio-abbondante, effervescenza vivace, struttura vellutata, finale lungo e persistente. Di classe!
Beergeek23322 (2228) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/21/2014. From bottle# 108945. Caramel color with a fizzy tan head. Sweet malty aromas with hints of yeast. Sweet malty flavors, a bit buttery, dark fruit. A slighty boozy finish.
Aurelius (4115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No. 122466. 5 for appearance - bottle suitable for homebrew re-use, good label, seal, presentation box. Foggy chestnut brown, khaki head. Superb aroma - sweet caramel, golden raisins, peat, aromatic hops, a little sweaty. The aroma mirrors the flavor - sweetish toffee/caramel, slight mineral tones, tannins, pleasantly bitter, wood. Malty, yeasty, hoppy - what a beer should be. Body is slightly on the heavy side, but the only minor, minor flaw that I could find was that the initial aftertaste went a little vacant at times. Nicely bitter and a little woody in the finish. Sort of a barleywine lite. Excellent. Beer Stop, Tallahassee.
hohops (277) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orangey amber colour, not much of a head to speak of. Plenty going on in the aroma- cherries, orange peel, fruitcake, malts. Taste is quite full, lots of flavours going on, orange marmalade, almond hints, fruity hops, you can also detect a bit of alcohol. Very tasty.
kingstoni (1495) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #90646. Hazy amber color with a medium thin frothy beige head. Aroma of berries, yeast, apple and wood. Sour and sweet taste. Flavors are oak, apple and caramel.
Philym (982) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Alcohol notes, golden syrup/toffee, orchard fruit, notes of Jamaican Ginger cake.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: Light grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, quite dry, bitter sweet, fruity, liquorice, golden syrup notes with alcohol warmth and pepperiness.
Comments: Lovely and lace. Bottle number 73295.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark copper under a bubbly/foamy beige head. Lovely nose of honey and fresh leafy hops, with some nutty toffee biscuit. It honestly smells like a more robust Fat Tire with a kiss of honey malt. Wow, honey has a huge dominance on the front of the flavor. Could almost think I was drinking mead, or at least a braggot. Smooth and full malt body with honey and toasted biscuit, with some slightly dry dusty yeast thats intrinsic to British strong ales, I think. Lots of almond butter and a little toffee with lots of honey throughout, slightly balanced by some earthy leafy hops that are generally really quiet. This is basically a braggot, as far as my taste buds are concerned.
jonnyt (45) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy amber with creamy head. Spicy fruit smell. Spicy, hoppy flavour with lots of dark fruit. Sweet and creamy aftertaste. Very tasty, easy to drink despite strength.
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mandaritto (59) - LATVIA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first craft beer! Good looking beer, good for gifts. When I tasted it I didnít know anything about craft beer so the rating was like 4,5/5. It was quite a nice brew - thick, caramel, spicy not too pushy bitterness.
Prince/performance isnít good, but it was enjoyable.
In my opinion, London Porter is more enjoyable and the price is 5x less than this.
neuromatt (1137) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #09129. 500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a branded stem glass. Pours hazy orange-caramel with a small off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge malty notes of toffee, caramel, honey, biscuit, figs, raisins and grain, along with subtle orange peel, apple and a touch of earth. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with huge caramel and toffee paired with apple, figs, honey, earth and a subtle grassy, citric hoppiness for balance. The finish is long and malty with toffee and subtle spicy, grassy hops. On the palate it is light-medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent English strong ale. Lighter than previous vintages, it still has an impressive malty complexity. 2014-05-10