ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber-hued orange body with a small off-white head. Nose is honey, caramel, toffee, biscuits, hints of red fruits, raisins, grains and bread. Taste is caramel, raisins, prunes, toffee, biscuits, vanilla and hints of burnt sugar, grass and port wine. Medium body and carbonation. Pleasantly accessible despite a fair amount of complexity, the stylish elegance of this series have yet to fail me. A bit more body would have made it even better, but all in all this is a very nice ESA.
BeerViking (4205) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red-brown with a fast-settling head and aromas of malty orange and something lightly herbal. Dry, fruity and herbal bitter, with hints of toffee, bittersweet and dry yet syrupy finish. Reminiscent of a herbal bitter liqueur. Itíll be interesting to see this age.
coranc (35) - IRELAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as picture above. Pours brown-gold with decent white head. Aroma of fruits and all the caramels / toffees. Wish Iíd left this age more.
DwarfeD (2794) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a full white soapy head with low retention. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness combined with subtle bitterness. Spices, herbs, grain, caramel, brown sugar and malts. A nice full flavoured ale.
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours a n amber brown color with a carmel taste and backtaste. Very malty with a n obvious booze profile. Very drinkable. Perfect gift for the holiday
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The smell is malty, toffee, creme brŻlťe, hops, sweet, and dessert. The look is bitter, fruit, toffee, caramel, alcohol, and a little hot.
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 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 malt, light herbal notes, apple, toffee, and pear. Taste is of herbal hops, caramel, toffee, apple.
Inbreak (4691) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
29.11.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, dried fruits, grass, caramel malts, leafs, citrus peel, strawberry, alcohol, weeds, bark. Taste is slightly harsh grassy, leafs, wet grass, minerals, bark, dried fruits, alcohol, caramel malts, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh and mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small thick head. Aroma of toasted malts, some bread, nuts and sweet caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, sweetness, some mild graininess, white bread and some herbal notes. Medium bodied. Alcohol burns. Feels raw. Needs aging. Like 10 years or so. Nowhere close to the 10+ year old vintages. Decent. 7-3-7-3-13 3.3
VereTipsu (38) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Head: creamy color, thick when poured, thin layer when undisturbed, but doesnít disappear; beautiful lacing.
Aroma: strong malt and sweet roast, smoked plum, raisins, also alcohol is noticeable
Color: dark orange / amber, a bit hazy, but no floating yeast
Taste: strong and roasty maltiness, sweet and smoky with strong plum taste, caramel reminds me of maple syrup.
Palate: full body, medium to low carbonation, nice silky mouthfeel and good roasty aftertaste that stays for a long time after swallowing.