Nocturne (1134) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. #57,008. Mid amber shade, forms a nice big head. Aroma seems sleepy to awaken. Gingery spice, malty in a syrupy, caramel, medicinal way. Lightest of dark fruit notes. Seems to be a little oxidised already, which surprised me. Taste is caramel and orange peel. Nice, but a little uncomplicated. Either this needs more time or just isnít going to ever be interesting enough for me.
BeerViking (3103) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber-brown with a very slight head and aromas of toffee caramel and spice, reminiscent of a solid Tripel. Palate is rich and lightly peppery, with notes of honeyed marmalade and single malt whisky. Drying finish, with more spice hints and a light bitterness. But bottle no. 129,333 out of 125,000 produced - how does that work?!
commonmac (642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received as a gift. Thanks Nagy! Bottle number 114634. Poured into snifter glass. Very attractive looking pour...deep amber/orange color and a frothy beige head. Slight cloudy look. Aroma of dark fruit...plum and raisins with a hint of toffee and caramel. Gives off a boozy impression on the nose. Taste isnít as overpowering and impressive as I was expecting. Definitely the warming alcohol feeling. Mostly sweet with hops not entering the equation. Malt throughout. Boozy finish. Iím not really finding a significant difference between this one and 2011. Good but only need to have it once.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of toast, toffee, apple cake, caramel and some herbal notes. Taste is of herbal hops, toast, toffee, and pear.
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is mostly clear, Amber in color, and has a beige colored head. The smell is fruity, toffee, caramel, honey, and nice. The taste is fruit, caramel, malt, toffee, alcohol, and good.
Sdaniel90 (524) - Mexico City, MEXICO - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 500ml. Sparkling amber/copper with a lively/foamy tan head. Dry aroma of firewood, berries, caramel, butterscotch and alcohol. Smooth and creamy, but robust. Slightly flat with moderate carbonation. Crisp malt character with a stinging hoppiness and a heavy alcohol/whisky finish. Pleasant fruity feel makes it easy to drink. Complex and with great character. A fine ale.
Percy0103 (259) - MEXICO - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 500ml. A mahogany beer with a big foamy white head and lots of gas. Aroma is of chestnuts, malt, wood, pine resin and alcohol. Taste is bitter, especially at the end, with some carbonation and astringency. It has a strong malt character and an alcoholic but well-balanced aftertaste. It feels really well aged, like a good whiskey. One of the finest English Ales I have ever tasted.
rane (943) - Nibe, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copoer colour with orange head . Aroma sweet malts some alcohol some oxidised notes. Taste sweet an a little cloying .
BlackHaddock (4870) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle (between two of us) on 26th Oct 2014: # 59555. The body had a copper hue to is orange look, the top an off white blanket which stayed around. Fairly sweet malty molasses in the aroma. The taste followed in the same way, sweet toffee and caramel flavours, with the malts taking over completely, mild fruit hints within the maltiness. I really liked this, as I have all of their Vintage Ales. Well made, well presented and well recieved.
decaturstevo (5410) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazed orange pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, light dried fruit, and a touch of abv with no hops to speak of. Flavor is sweet malt start with a nice abv warmth, toffee, and brown sugar. A pleasant earthy hop bitter finish. Some estery tones as well. Medium body with good carbonation. Very ncie