cgarvieuk (19711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... big off white head ... sweet toffee fruits ... soft toffee fruits ... juicy fruits .. soft fruits ... soft toff fruits .. ligth sweet malts ... nice soft and juicy and rounded ... ligth warming sipper
Stuu666 (9240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours amber, nose is boozy, caramel, light fruit, taste is thin, sweet, caramel, fruity.
DuffMan (8794) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium copper orange, off white head, long retention. Nice sweet toffee malt aroma, bready. Sweet toffee flavour, very nice malt structure here, brightened by notes of ripe apricot. A bit sticky, but lifted somewhat by fruit acids in the finish. Fairly full bodied, and with a malt density that feels like a barley wine but just not as sticky. Delicious.
Kosmokrator (793) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 Limpido color ramato con soffice e fragile cappello di schiuma biancastra poco persistente. Al naso Ť un tripudio di albicocca, uva e mela cotogna con spiccati sentori di toffee; gusto dolciastro, rotondo e maltoso con note di caramello, frutta passita e cereali, mentre nel finale emerge un lieve tocco di tostato. Corpo medio, effervescenza vivace, struttura vellutata, finale lungo e persistente. Di classe!
Con gli anni si fa ancor piý profumata al naso, meno "spessa" ma piķ profonda e piý asciutta al palato e con una vena etilica maggiormente pronunciata. Sempre equilibratissima.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/21/2014. From bottle# 108945. Caramel color with a fizzy tan head. Sweet malty aromas with hints of yeast. Sweet malty flavors, a bit buttery, dark fruit. A slighty boozy finish.
Aurelius (4895) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No. 122466. 5 for appearance - bottle suitable for homebrew re-use, good label, seal, presentation box. Foggy chestnut brown, khaki head. Superb aroma - sweet caramel, golden raisins, peat, aromatic hops, a little sweaty. The aroma mirrors the flavor - sweetish toffee/caramel, slight mineral tones, tannins, pleasantly bitter, wood. Malty, yeasty, hoppy - what a beer should be. Body is slightly on the heavy side, but the only minor, minor flaw that I could find was that the initial aftertaste went a little vacant at times. Nicely bitter and a little woody in the finish. Sort of a barleywine lite. Excellent. Beer Stop, Tallahassee.
hohops (686) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orangey amber colour, not much of a head to speak of. Plenty going on in the aroma- cherries, orange peel, fruitcake, malts. Taste is quite full, lots of flavours going on, orange marmalade, almond hints, fruity hops, you can also detect a bit of alcohol. Very tasty.
kingstoni (1863) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #90646. Hazy amber color with a medium thin frothy beige head. Aroma of berries, yeast, apple and wood. Sour and sweet taste. Flavors are oak, apple and caramel.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Alcohol notes, golden syrup/toffee, orchard fruit, notes of Jamaican Ginger cake.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: Light grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, quite dry, bitter sweet, fruity, liquorice, golden syrup notes with alcohol warmth and pepperiness.
Comments: Lovely and lace. Bottle number 73295.
onceblind (6618) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark copper under a bubbly/foamy beige head. Lovely nose of honey and fresh leafy hops, with some nutty toffee biscuit. It honestly smells like a more robust Fat Tire with a kiss of honey malt. Wow, honey has a huge dominance on the front of the flavor. Could almost think I was drinking mead, or at least a braggot. Smooth and full malt body with honey and toasted biscuit, with some slightly dry dusty yeast thats intrinsic to British strong ales, I think. Lots of almond butter and a little toffee with lots of honey throughout, slightly balanced by some earthy leafy hops that are generally really quiet. This is basically a braggot, as far as my taste buds are concerned.