chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a frothy amber-tan colored head that is a finger thick. The beer is a clear deep amber color that shows a deep ruby color when held up to the light. The aroma is quite malty with notes of caramel and toffee up front moving to a dry lightly roasted note. Tastes like a toasty brown ale. Perhaps there is a bit of cherry like fruit character as well, but this is fairly subdued.
The beer has a medium full heft to it, but does not really coat the mouth too much. The beer is lightly sweet with notes of toffee and a light molasses. The finish is a mix of toasted malt notes, a bit of coffee, and a roast grain character. There is a combination of the sweet malt notes and the slight alcohol heat in the finish.
This beer is actually quite nice. The malt character is refreshingly unhoppy, and makes for a great sipping beer.
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle (I cant believe I never rated this before... had numerous times): Deep mahogany hue with a fizzy but mostly lasting head, spotty lace. Earthy rich bready malts, toffee and caramel apples, a hint of tobacco and wood with a splash of rocky minerals. Still some minty and herbaceous hop bittering left that should fade with more time. The mouth feel is not has heavy nor comporting as the best of the genre, seems too carbonated for an Olde Ale. Still this is a baby and should progress with 2 or 3 more years in the cellar.
commonmac (612) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at New Bohemia in Northeast Mpls. Bumped pint glass. Deep amber in color with really limited head. (Not a great pour) Aroma has hops and a nuttiness that is appealing. Little bit of tropical fruit. Taste leans towards the sweet side of the equation with a syrupy, dark fruit element. Slight bitterness at the end. Soft mouthfeel. Very solid effort. Taste has an enjoyable sweetness that really feels like it complements a cold, crisp night. Hibernation seems like the perfect name. I would cuddle up in my pajamas and drink this all night.
rosskyle (129) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at New Bohemia. Dark red color with minimal white head. Sweet hoppy bitter mix aroma. Heavy body. Sweet hoppy upfront with a slight bitter finish.
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commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at new bohemia in pint glass. Light mahogany color with small white head. Roasted malt and darker aroma. Sweet and sugary malt resin. Not exactly what I expected. Kinda sweet and pruny. Didn’t love it.
smaynard6000 (739) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap. Brown in color with a small light brown head. Subtle boozy aroma. Medium bodied with smooth texture. A touch bitter and somewhat sweet with mostly malty flavor notes. Pretty good.
Desverger (3238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet malts, dark dried fruits, some apricot, treacle, pretty complex brew, like this.
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Turtles (242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank this last Christmas but have saved a few bottles, so why not crack a 355ml bottle tonight. Dark brown-black, slightly tan, creamy head. Sweet and hoppy aroma, it smells of dark syrup, apricot, leather and pine needles. Rustic flavor, roasted malt, sweet fruits, apricot, mango. Bitterness of chocolate and coffee. At the end, bitter from pine needles. Several great flavors, great enjoyment in this.
JMCtime (68) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth and very chocolatey with a bit of coffee. Rich, matly and flavorful.
20107589 (456) - randers, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel aroma, toast aroma, appear red/brown with a fine white head. taste light sweet, light bitter. average carbonation light sweet aftertaste.
Lukasmh (460) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours slight cloudy dark ruby bet with small creamy head. Aroma is toasty and fruity. Dark berries, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, booze. Some apples. Taste sweet, toasty malts, caramel, berries, milk chocolate and slight sour. Dry toasty finish. Low carbonation and some alcohol.