ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a brownish orange color with tiny clear bubbles atop the head of a hazy body. Nose is Nose is chestnuts, barnyard, and parchment. Tastes like honey, funk, and wood, and there is a dry semi bitter finish. Interesting.
mar (4886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. apricots, wood, chestnuts and a slight sour tartness. not bad on the palate with a huge flavor of chestnuts, caramel and funk.
nick76 (4234) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma does have nuts and plenty of malt, but the touch of sourness really hurts the aroma. The appearance is nice its cloudy amber with a large head. The taste is like the aroma and hurt by the sour taste. The mouth feel is smooth. Overall it has some good qualities but I don’t really like it that much.
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home ... The chestnuts make this sound interesting ... so lets go and see ... First off the its a nice red copper colour ... big short lived loose foam head ... odd watery yeasty possible hint of chestnut nose ... woody nutty ... theres definite heavy chestnut tones ... quite a lot of toffee malt ... medium body thats a bt overcarbonated ... the chestnut lingers long but is a bit bitter ... ITs ok, quite a full flavour ... but its not gonna win any prizes from me, though its drinkable enough
daniele (5482) - 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 (5190) - 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 (5596) - 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 (13676) - 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 (7119) - 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 (7150) - 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.