cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at chris0... amber ... thin white lacing ... soft toffeee very fruity nose ... juicy fruits ... soft yeast ...
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, cherry, some caramel, faint cherry liqueuer. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, cherry, some spicy. Medium body, some stickiness.
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Light haze on this amber beer, little pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and smooth. Sweetish malt, little aniseed and caramel. Sweetish generic fruits. Soft finish.
Travlr (8192) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Tommy from Flying Dog, thank you sir! Hazy brown color, smsll tan edge head. Aroma of slightly boozy plums, prunes, raisins, caramel. Taste is bittersweet figs and raisins, with some Christmas fruitcake on the side. Very nice!
hopdog (7734) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, roast, caramel, and licorice. Tastes of chocolate, licorice, raisins, some bananas, and some burnt brown sugar.
BeerandBlues2 (7467) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie and spiced bread malt with raisins, dates, and figs, and a medium alcohol presence. Flavor is malt dominant with caramelized Belgian candi sugar, dark dried fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish and alcohol warmth. Full body and medium carbonation.
Leighton (7183) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting - London. Thanks to Jan for bringing this one. Pours cloudy red-brown with a fine, white cream head. Semi-dark malt nose with rich bread, yeast, candi sugar and some ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor, lightly alcoholic, with moderate ripe and dry fruits, yeasty bread. Full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming finish with mildly toasted bread, yeast, some dough, toasty sugars and berries. Good stuff.
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle: pours a clear deep copper brown with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel and biscuity malty nose with a touch of dark fruits. Starts with good fullness and effervescence with mild dark Belgian malty sweetness and some black cherries drying out toward a slightly warming finish. Pretty true to style, but could use a little more sweetness.
womencantsail (7104) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour with a khaki head. Nose is sweet sugar, dark fruits, molasses, banana, and a hint of chocolate. A bit more roasty tab expected. Some licorice, too. Sweet licorice and sugar flavors, molasses, some dark fruit, and a decent amount of chocolate. A fair bit of roasted malt, light spice, and banana.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark brownish chestnut with minimal tan head. Nose is figgy fruit, tart black cherry, plum, and pear esters, oak, caramel malt. Tastes rich, fruity, with notes of apple, pear, tart cherry, and late funk, oak, caramel malt, an overall tart earthy fruity mouthfeel, and a lot of complexity. This one is stellar.