marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This amber ale poured with a massive beige head that dissipated rather quickly. There is a harsh brown ale flavor and a very bitter finish.
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, purchased at Finger Lakes Beverage Center, Ithaca NY.
Pours dark orange, good size off-white head. Yeasty, some spice flavor. Carbonated mouthfeel. Dry finish, medium body, drinkable, but flavor leaves something to be desired, especially at $3.99 per 12oz. I wouldn’t purchase this again.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle purchased in Strasbourg, France: #1900- poured cloudy brownish orange with a full beige lasting head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, and black walnuts. Flavor is mild caramel and nuts with light spiciness. A touch of apple and raisins. Pretty dry and foamy in the mouth. Light bitter finish. Good.
bhensonb (13821) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark coppery amber color with a fizzy off-white head. Aromas of darker caramel and yeast spice. Something of the seashore. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is roasted caramel, yeast, spice. Plus a lot of paler stone fruit. Finish is exquisite. Dry, but not dry. Words cannot adequately describe.
Arayaga2 (2098) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 Light brown with 2" tan head and yeasty chunks abound.like wormy particulate. Aroma of pear with some brandy notes. Crisp, appley taste with odd brett flavors and a dry bitter finish. $2/11.2oz
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a slightly hazed cherry wood color with a large long lasting beige head. Sweet caramel malt and a touch of spice. The flavor is drier with a moderate spice front and dry chocolate back. Dry finish. Mild warmth with a light-medium body.
downender (7794) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with next to no head. Aroma of orange peel, preserved fruit and a touch of spice. Flavour had some fruit, caramel and a dry finish. Light but drinkable.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Light spicy aroma with all kinds of dark dried fruits. Brown color with orange hue, huge beige head, good lace. Sweet, raisin, caramel, light bitter, jasmin. Thin for 8.5%. Ok but not exceptional.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from BItter Virtue). Raisin and prune like fruits. Slightly sweet spiciness. Quite drinkable but not great.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown color with a huge off-white head. Pepper and vanilla cake in the aroma, nothing too distinct. Medium weight body, peppery spicy flavor that lingers, giving way to a sticky sweetness yet eventually dry finish. Moderately heavy alcohol presence. Maybe a little bland for the style, though it could pair well a meal.