GregClow (3041) - Toronto, Ontario, - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Drink by date in July, drinking it in September - oops! Nice clear reddish-golden with a strong white head. Aroma is big and quite sweet - lots of toffee and lightly stewed peaches, some sweet orange peel and a bit of lightly toasted sugar. Body is full but not cloying. Flavour starts as sweet as the aroma suggests, with toffee/caramel and peach candy prominent, along with a bit of corn syrup and raisin bread, and even a hint of baked spiced apple. It dries out a bit toward the finish, which is moderately bitter, but I suspect the hops wouldíve been a bit bigger and provided more balance when it was fresher. But even with some age on it, itís a really pleasant beer that nicely straddles the line between strong ale and barley wine.
sccp1910 (130) - BRAZIL - FEB 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma e sabor intenso, bem frutado. Cor avermelhada e paladar perfeito com delicioso amargor em seu final.
Nurmis (99) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 bottle from alko. Dark copper colour, diminishing slightly tanned head, soft carbonation. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet, light bitterness. Full bodied is there ever was one. Finish is long.
Demens (58) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5l bottle. Beutiful dark copper colour (just like the label shows on the bottle) with short and very quickly disappearing white head. Aroma: plum and raisin. Wine like. Taste: Very wine like. When it gets warmer some fruity notes comes in. Sweet/sour wine taste then a moderate bitterness. The alcohol is not enough hidden. Medium/full body and fizzy carbonation. A bit sour/sweet finish.
Senka (999) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FTA: Finally found it. Had several pints during vacation in Italy. In an Irish pub. So keg option. Have not seen it since. Was more like a bock rather than strong ale. More malty and hoppy. Loved it.
brewerale (142) - - JAN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
¬mbar escura com boa formaÁ„o de espuma densa e consistente. Predomin‚ncia de malte tostado e torrado, madeira, caramelo e lķpulo floral. Corpo mťdio com final longo, levemente adocicado e com agradŠvel amargor no retrogosto.
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
*Old rating. Best before 19 Jun 11. Great fruity smooth body. Smooth, hints of fruit, caramel, fruit. Round Ale-bitterness in the aftertaste. Round and great!
NallePalle (401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl, The Queenís Head, Stockholm. Overall decent ale, fruity still complex, malty aroma.
Gubihumle (501) - NÝrre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Farven er dybrÝd. Aromaen er karamel, honning og tÝrret frugt, smagen er alkohol, malt og humle. God, gedigen Ýl.
nybol (498) - DENMARK - DEC 10, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Meget humle, let ovre i noget der minder om de amerikanske gumler selvom det nok ikke er det.
MelvinKalksma (463) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malts, caramel, fruit, sweet.
Clear amber/orange beer with a small off-white head.
A beautiful sweet mix of malts and fruit enter your mouth, with a spicy dry finish.