Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: closed, not very aromatic. Some sweet malt with ovaltine and raisin.
Flavor: sweet malt orange peel. Hint of bitterness on the finish.
Comment: A total waste to drink this at 1 year of age. Needs 5 years to start gaining complexity.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a foamy beige head and a red malt and grape aroma. There is a smooth and subtle smoked malt flavor with a nice armagnac finish. Very well-crafted.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 118649. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a half finger if fine off white head. Settles in minutes with thin lacing. Aroma is toffee, malty, sweet, hoppy, plum. Flavor is rich and malty up front, caramel, with pleasant hoppy, bitter finish, bitter malty aftertaste. Very well balanced hop and malt, good alcohol masking. Alcohol aroma really comes out as it warms but it remains fruity and drinkable, hiding the alcohol well. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and very smooth texture. Was quite impressed with this beer, especially for the price. A much better offering than standard fuller?s.
MrHangover (1788) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thnx to Secret Sinterklaas, shared with deanso. Pours a lovely clear dark orange beer with a small, off white head on top. Aroma has hints of dark fruits, caramel and even some light alcohol, all heavily based on a strong malted background. Flavour is full, sweet, heavy molasses, sugary and alcohol does not return here. This is a full bodied, sweet yet easy drinkable beer. Alcohol stays nicely hidden in the flavour. Great beer!
deanso (4109) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from MrHangover shared.
thin creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Lovely brew. Caramel in the aftertaste :-)
Beer4000 (4099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a nice off-white head. Not too strong aroma dominated by caramel malt and a hint of dry fruit. Flavor is smooth, sweet malty, caramel, fruity and moderate but balanced bitterness. Medium body and good aftertaste. A very nice and balanced smooth beer.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle thanks to Nustu. It pours an amber/orange with a decent head and a slight haze. The nose has really floral honey. The taste is more honey and perhaps with a crunchy hobnob thing going on. The palate is really elegant with a creamy texture and a medium body. Overall, a good beer.
maekchu (1459) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Notes from tasting session. Plums, raisins, and sweetish malty nose. Slightly harsh initial. Drinkable. But this one was too young. Needed some age.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle No. 9945 Pours Amber Gold with a foamy head. Nose of butter tarts, heavy alcohol and fun. Flavours are built around caramel, bitter hops, soft sweet chewy malts and some young meaty sour notes. Will try again soon. Itís coming along very well.
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from the brewery, 01/03/13. #051147.
Pours an almost clear dark amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a lake amid the glass.
Nose is creme brulee, brown sugars, dark fruits - prunes, dates, figs, touch of spice.
Taste comprises caramel, brown sugars, some hop presence, dark fruits, dates, raisens.
Full end of medium body, initial light spritzy carbonation which flattens in due course, dry fruity finish.
This one definately needs further maturation time, but did improve in flavour and palate as I drank over an hour or so !!!