BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of llcooldave! Pours a deep, dark amber body with no head. Glowing and clear. Aromas of fermented apples, some alcohol, candied pears and malty sweetness. Flavors of pears, fig preserves, malty and a very mild floral hops finish. Fine, soft carbonation.
GuideDogSaint (475) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home on 21 August 2014. Pours red brown with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins, blackcurrant and mint. Sugar sweet. Very nice.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent brew in this series. Pours a deep copper with thin head. Aroma of malts, dried fruits. Flavor was deep and rich with pale malts, dough, dried fruits, and a lasting finish brought on by some bittering hops. I let this one age for almost 3 years and it was worth the wait. The flavor was even better as it warmed.
natejgood (397) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear, medium brown color with a very thin light head and very few bubbles. The aroma is malty and a bit sour. This beer has a lot of flavor. It is full of hops and malt and feels almost creamy in the mouth. There is also a distinct raison flavor and the aftertaste is a bit like carmel, but the beer is not overly sweet to drink. Based on the light, clear appearance it is surprising how much body this beer has. This beer is a bit heavy, but other than that it is a solid drink.
Eirikur (372) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This ale is soo naked. no masking at all, way too much alcaholic taste, otherwise, its complex and has all the bells and whistles .
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Much better than last year. The challenger acts as the sheriff in what could be an unruly ale. The finish is nuttier than anticipated but works wonderfully. Perfect balance. Perfect colour and head.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 116943 - Sweet cherries, malty aroma with a fading chocolate after taste. Not a bad beer.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange amber with a small white head. Raisins, mixed dried fruit, orange and a good malty caramel base.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark orange with big white head disappearing quickly, but leaving a good ring of lace; sweet aroma of fresh fruits with biscuity notes; full-bodied and smooth; flavor is sweet fruity, of chewy caramel malt and toffee and a long spicy finish.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 Number 28720...To the eyes: Syrupy looking. Orange/amber hue. No head, really.....
On the nose: Brown sugar, crisp. More sugar... Some herb notes with orange peel and toffee. Quite basic. Nothing spectacular.....
Flavour: Ridiculously sweet and malty, hardly anything else gets through. Some alcohol bitterness. Almost zero finish, except more sweetness.
Not very awesome. Just sugar...