Gramoit (343) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Pours a dark amber colour with a thickish head. Smells of dark fruits and caramel. Palate is Very soothing and sticky with a very caramelly taste and hides the alcohol very well. Overall a very good beer and one perfect for a winters day.
GL2814 (340) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The malts in this beer give it an aroma and flavor of dark red fruits. Sweet and flavorful.
sjohnny (334) - - NOV 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty, earthy, yeast aroma. Pours a red-orange gold with a long lingering off white head. Smooth malty sweetness with nice effervescent mouthfeel. Slight pleasant bitterness on the finish.
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - DEC 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber colour with a large foamy head. Notable flowery and cellary smell. Aroma is a nice mixture of sweetish malts, flowery hops, notes of caramel, spices and yeast. Mouthfeel turns velvety smooth and a bit sour after first kick of carbonation. Medium-bodied. Alcohol doesn’t taste, but leaves nice warming feeling.
pictoman (326) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Hazy orangish brown with full off-white head. Aroma of molasses, bready malt, dark fruits - figs, plum. Light taste, a little flat. Caramel and sweet roasted malts. A little lacking on the finish.
rwgould (325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Liberty, served in a chalice. Pours a cloudy orange-red with a tiny beige head. Aroma: Yeast, malt, grapes, leaves, hints of lemon. Palate: Thick bodied, fizzy, foamy, long finish. Taste: sweet start, quickly turns bitter. Small hint of a spicy burnt feeling in the finish. It’s okay.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Is this thing corked? Because the bottle lip would make you think it was. Very fruity aroma and slightly chemical. Nice red/amber cloudy pour into a snifter at L’Albatros in Cleveland, with an inch tall off-white head. The flavor was incredibly similar to a Williamsburg Pale Ale. Not my thing.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish amber with huge frothy head; aroma of toasted caramel, dried fruits and berries; medium body, foamy carbonation; flavor of toffeish malt and dried fruits; finish is slightly hoppy, hot and spicy.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fairly rich with a little butterscotch, clean and complex flavor of pear and golden plum with moderate thyme and oregano. I think. Sage. Bog Myrtle??? Oh I dunno, sorta spicy. Very nice beer, am definitely gonna get more...
RaginCajun (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very aromatic, floral/hops mainly, but some skunkiness/alcohol at the end. Cloudy amber body with a nice big head. I generally agree with other raters’ comments, nice mouthfeel, but too much bite on the aftertaste.