slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Getting a little expensive to get every year, but I still usually do. This was the newest in a vertical and while I think a little time would mellow it a little, itís good now. Rich malt and spicy hops in a pleasant combination.
petexner (909) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty strong, nice color and palate, dry taste and smooth smell. Like it.
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nearbeer (3778) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. pours a copper-amber with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Big nose of earthy-spiced toffee, a bit of dark fruit and a touch of sweet orange. Rich tastes of toffee, bread pudding with sugary icing, dates and orange zest. Long finish of pith and toasted wood dries the big malts well and brings a nice balance. Medium-heavy body is smooth with a low carbonation.
gregorymconway (86) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Dark copper wiith an off-tan head. Toffee, caramel malt aromas. Brown sugar, toffee notes. Alcohol on the long hoppy finish.
Fukito (752) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange/ light copper color with a small beige head. Strong nice aroma of orange mermelade and brandy. Flavor is fruit cake with some fruity esthers and a slight sourness, short bitter-sweet aftertaste. A little watery and one dimensional and slight alcoholic burnt. Not bad, but expected more out of it...
kdm1984 (678) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany appearance with small, yet well-retained, head and thin rings of lacing. Aroma: red fruit, brandy, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, Christmas, oak. Worth sniffing over and over! Flavor follows suit. A little too much carb on the palate for something this exquisite. Still, this is sooo good. And itís supposed to taste best 3-4 years after? Wow.
McNeillR (1242) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coppery golden, hazy and thin bubbly track of a head. Coppery nose, cinnamon and nutmeg again. Brassy and softly bitter. Bit soapy and flatter than the previous vintage. Finishes rusty.
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BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice glowing amber with white head. Aroma of earthy hops, toffee. Taste is similar, toffee and earthy hops. Little sweet and tangy
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours amber, nose is light sugary toffee, taste is sweet, thin, toffee.
cgarvieuk (14708) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper .. small light tan head ... soft dry musty toffee nose ... dry fruits ... light medicianl orange ... sodt sweet toffee fruits ... soft malts .... blackcurrant fruits