zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís. Thanks kerenmk. Orarge hazy with a medium head, aroma of glue, acetone, caramel, cinnamon, flavor is swet with some dark bread, high bitterness, acidity, some herbal hops and some acetone, medium bodied, something is wrong with this one 4/4/3/3/6[2.0]
Beer of the month Club, pours deep red to brown with a decent head, aroma of marmalade, strawberry cake, malt and vanilla, flavor of British hops, floral notes, some biscuit flavors and long bitter finish with tobacco notes, medium bodied, nice. 6/4/6/4/12[3.1]
tomer (1344) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33L bottle, small stable light brown head, clear dark copper colour with lots of reddish taints, aroma of caramel and dark bread with herbal notes and a touch of fruit and jam, sweet flavour of toffee, caramel and biscuit, with a light but quite evident bitterness, medium sweet and bitter aftertaste.Very nice sipping beer.
johnnnniee (1823) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautifully clear reddish amber with a frothy off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of alcohol and a bit of floral and perfume, some sweet malt in there bread and biscuit. Really great nose. Taste is sweet malt up front some toffee and caramel. With some alcohol and hop bitterness mid to finish. Some raisins or dried fruits in there too. Medium to thick body. A syrupy oily mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Great Strong ale, if not a touch sweet. Not cloying, but a little sweet.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/10/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie. Not quite clear amber red pour with a small khaki head. Caramel aroma with toast, brown sugar, and prunes. Sweet burnt caramel aroma with prunes and a bitter dryness.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.5 A: Must say that this is a fine looking beer. Crystal clear amber in color. Off-white (with a touch of yellow) creamy as hell head with above average retention and tons of lacing.
3.5 S: Nose is full of sticky sweetness and a touch of graininess. No sign of hops as malts dominate. Crystal malts.
3.5 T: Way more balanced that I was expecting. There is a pleasant hop bitterness that I wasnít expecting. Buttery diacetyl accompanies lots of sweet caramel malt flavor. A touch grainy as in the nose.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good creaminess. Could use more carbonation, but carb is fine for the English style.
3.5 D: Not a bad brew, but not really my cup of tea. Iím not a big fan of English styles.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-09-2009 03:29:52
Sammy (7718) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spot on for the style, this beverage emmits a rich though pale malting. Medium golden coloured body with a generous, intially enormous foamy white head. Above average mouthfeel, themalting is complex and tasty, with a dryish and slightly bitter finish.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from the Beer of the Month Club. Dark mahogany color with ruby highlights and an off-colored head. Malty, caramel aroma. Initially, I just picked up some peaty scotch malt flavor. But the beer really opens up as it warms, picking up some fruity grape flavors, a bit of alcohol, caramel malt and a slightly bitter finish. Full bodied, light carbonation. Nice malty sipping beer if not served too cold
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Cavie. Light brown pour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and sour sauce. Taste is sour, bitter, and burned caramel.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear orange color. Little amounts of head. Aroma is cough syrup, sickly sweet syrup and alcohol. Flavor is dry and sweet. Weird finish.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2012 Re-rate 7/16/12: Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, some piney hops and fruity notes. Flavor starts sweetish with caramelly malt and some toasty and fruity notes, and continues to a bitter hoppy finish, somewhat earthy. Medium-bodied. Decent. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1
Re-rate 5/6/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy dark amber. Aroma of unpleasant phenols with yeast, bubblegum and a bit of spiciness. Sweet flavor with malt, phenols and a finish with strong weird bitterness. Light-medium-bodied. Somethingís obviously wrong with this bottle - score is not calculated. 3/3/3/2/6=1.7
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear deep red-amber color with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with pine needles, floral notes, some fruitiness and a bit of caramel. Flavor is bitter with some caramelly maltiness (though not too much sweetness), earthy hops and some resin and pine. Medium-bodied. Not bad. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2