allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Bottle 23571. Pours clear red brown, thin white head. Aromas of stewed apples, Calvados, vanilla, wood. Mince pies. Taste is stone fruit and all of the above, plus marzipan. Medium body, long complex finish. Lovely.
GregClow (3077) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #29838 - purchased at the LCBO in May 2013, in my "cellar" since then. Pours a mostly clear sunset-copper with a light tan head. Really lovely aroma that seems subtle, but has a lot going on when you look for it - armagnac (duh!), marzipan, figs, prunes, a slightly sour woodiness, and a bit of bitter orange peel. Flavour is a little less complex, starting with sweet caramel malt, with armagnac notes quickly following, some warming spice (clove, nutmeg), and finishing with bitter orange and some alcohol, although not as much as you might expect from an 8.5% beer. A very nice sipper that I spent most of an evening enjoying.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of caramel, fruity toffee and a little apple. Taste of caramel apple, oak. Little tangy and sweet.
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is light toffee and caramel, taste is sweet, chewy, bitter, tangy.
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... copper ... big tan bubbly head ... soft sweet berries... soft fruits ... juicy fruits ... light dry toffee roast ... tangy ... zety lemmon ... light sweet roast sugers ... dark malts ... and soft armagnac... interesting
Ferris (10771) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Sweet cherry and pale malts. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Sweet fruity caramel and oak notes. A bit fruity with some mellow barrel notes. Light and flavorful.
TheBrawl (7) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sanslöst stor doft, sött, fatigt och en massa torkad frukt. Aprikoser å russin. Fyllde munnen på ett kladdigt och storartat sätt! Fan vad jag önskar att jag hade köpt en till av den här!!
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a shot of sleek brandy nuances over the totally great alefruits and superb malting - not as forceful as Armagnac’s big cousin, Cognac and it suits well. Winey AND beery all at once, wow I have a full-on beer boner.
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a camping in the Czech Republic. Clear sunset pour, thick foamy off-white head. Aroma of apricot, peach, pineapple, some alcohol and slightly spicy. Flavor is very fruity, slightly bitter, slightly sweet and with a hint of sourness. Well balanced and with a thick body.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with 2 finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Toffee/golden syrup, herby, vinous, fig, woody, marzipan.
Taste: Medium bitterness and sourness with low sourness.
Palate: Medium thick texture, medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, vinous, fruit cake, toffee finish with a lot of alcohol warmth and dryness.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace. Bottle number 27950.