Tessic (895) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ale poured a cloudy amber colour with a beautiful, off white coloured, creamy head. Minimal lacing. Scents include ripe fruit, caramel, toast and a light metallic odour. First sip was smooth and somewhat creamy with flavours of toast, hay, ripe fruit and a slight whiskeywood flavour at the end. Finish is very malty with light hop flavours and a mildly bitter palate.
Sdaniel90 (401) - 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 (202) - 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 (913) - 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 (4048) - 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 (5198) - 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
junojones (3) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5dl bottle enjoyed at home. Coppery amber with a light head. Sweet aroma of dried wine fruits. Taste of sherry, dried fruit and some malty taste. A drier aftertaste similar to that of sherry. Full bodied with a complex depth of taste from the hops and malt. Was a bit too cold when I first tasted it, but was very good as soon as it warmed up a little.
Borresteijn (4861) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle via trade with Benzai, cheers Renť! Clear copper/amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of lots of sweet dried fruits, oranges, raisins, sherry, confit fruit, toffee, booze, some marmalade, grassy hops. Flavour is quite sweet, balanced by a firm grassy bitterness, caramel, raisins, sherry, confit fruits, orange marmalade, some oxidization, decent bitter finish with quite some alcohol. Medium to full-bodied, sticky. Nice, but 50cl was a bit too much.
RhetoricalAns (345) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper amber pour with a generous beige head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet with some more wood, and fruit. Taste is toffee,orange. Liked this more than 2012, maybe because it was less boozy.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5565-20130701] Bottle. Boozy wooden fruit aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Boozy malt grain flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
McNeillR (1276) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky bronze golden and a thick but thin ringed head. Very busy and brassy nose, cinnamon and nutmeg. No hint of booze. Creamy sweet, ground lemon and clean bastardised malt. Surprisingly spritzy carbonation. Finishes clean and coppery.
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