daniele (6400) - ITALY - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata schiuma media discreta persistente note maltate miele di castagno abbastanza dolce e mediamente intenso in bocca morbida malto castagne miele
Suttree (5482) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown decent sized white head. Spicy, sweet aroma. Flavor is...odd.Sugary sweet, and a lot of cola, maybe? The Bride said it tasted like grape cough medicine, but I didn’t really get that. Maybe some apple, though. Odd brew.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at GBBF The Cad was totally aff the party by this time. Alround rating: A pritty heavily malty beer, sweet and not much else going on.
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 8%. Hazy amber colour. No head. Very malty flavour. A bit oxidized but OK. Good alcohol level with creamy notes.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: bottle at GBBF.
A very attractive amber colour with a thin but stable white head. Sweet and spicy with notes of caramel and nuts. Can hardly detect any alcohol in the mouth given the reasonably high abv. Bittersweet finish that is quite roasty and eventual alcohol warmth.
Skinnyviking (7744) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark red brown body. Good malty, caramel nut aroma. Relatively sweet flavor of caramel and nuts with just a bit of bitterness which is not staying for long though. Alcohol well hidden. Low carbonation.
oh6gdx (22403) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber murky colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweet wood and some mild herbal notesas well as alcohol. Flavour is alcohol, caramel, candy and some mild spicing as well as rye.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy dark amber with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, rye bread and caramel. Flavor likewise with a sweet boozy end.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously shared at Ginger Man: Amber pour with a creamy off white dense head. Elegant aroma. Tart notes, mildly vinous with oak, mild leather and sweet fruit notes. Creamy body. The flavor has a great blend of sweet and tart. Smooth mild oak presence with some honey and plum notes. Seems to have a brett character, but I think it’s just the oak presence. Balanced and damn tasty.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generously shared at Ginger Man. Pale amber beer with no head. A lightly tart aroma over some soft light caramel. There is a prominent fruitiness as well. A bit of cherry. Flavour is lightly candyish with a lean and lightly estery note at the same time. A kiss of soft peach/apricot fruitiness over a light fruitiness. Just a hint of oakiness over the soft sweetness. It don’t taste like chestnuts, but it does taste good.