rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
SBWF 2010. Amber color, offwhite head. Toffee aroma, nutty notes. Malty toffee flavor, nuts, hops and some metallic notes.
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draugh at Old Brick’s Inn, Jyväskylä. Dark amber color with long lasting head. Very caramelly and nutty aroma and flavor with burnt sugar, resiny hops, marmelade like fruity esters and firm late bitterness. Chewy mouthfeel. I not fond of this kind of beers with lots of dark caramel.
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a golden amber color with a finger’s worth of creamy white head.
S: A distinct butterscotch aroma along with lots of sweet caramel malts. Also a bit of a fruit note and sugar.
T: There is a strange fruitiness to this beer that I pick up right off the bat, yet I’m not quite able to identify what it is. Quite sweet and heavy on the caramel and toffee with notes of butter (diacetyl) and bread.
M: Medium in both body and carbonation.
D: Not something I’d really be interested in having again. Much to sweet and a very strange flavor that I’m not entirely sure I enjoyed.
drowland (5993) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a pint glass. The aroma is raisins, brown sugar, and burnt caramel. The flavor is sweet crystal malts, raisins and dark fruits, and a roasty burnt caramel finish.
nearbeer (3675) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint at Cooper’s Seafood, Scranton. Clear red-copper with a tidy little head. Aromas of cherry, apple and caramel. Flavor begins the same, picks up some toasted pecan, and then a nice dry twist of resin and peppery citrus on the finish. Light-medium body is slightly watery, smoothly carbonated and very drinkable.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, not sure if it was the 6.8% version: Pours a transparent dark copper orange with a frothy, well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of grassy resiny English hops and some toasty pale maltiness. Starts with good fullness for the style and a mild sweetness with an assertive bittering hoppiness and some light citrus notes before a crisp, bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and well-balanced.
KyotoLefty (6318) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Old Toad. Malt centered and fruity, with cereal grains, cherry, and gumballs. Nice hop finish; good balance. Not very exciting in this version, though.
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Copper in color with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with some nice hints of caramel. Flavor is much the same. Caramel malts and a lightly bitter middle. Finish is a little odd and funky with some dry bitter hops. Not bad, but not great.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
keg 120109 Kitty’s Helsinki amber white head taste: first fudge nuts pleasant afterbitterness
FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Simple grainy malty arom. Decent roasty taste, a bit burnt. Fairly pleasant, but a bit keggy - go for the cask version instead if you can.