Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Rattle N Hum. Reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee and malt. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, caramel and ripe fruit. The finish is very sweet with a lingering malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Brown body with a fizzy, beige head, rapidly diminishing. Malty aroma with light floral notes. Bread, caramel, toffee, plum. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderately to lively carbonated. Sweet, bready tastes.
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mason jar fill at the Beer Table Pantry, Grand Central, drank on the 1.36pm train from NYP to Trenton, 26/11/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized tan covering.
Nose is burnt raisens, dark toffee fudge, fruit loaf mix, dark caramelised sugars, light cocoa, stewed dark fruits, sweet waftings.
Taste comprises Xmas cake, root liqourice, pitted dark fruit, dates, raisens, muscavado sugar.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light booze coating in a sweet and fruity closure.
Decent enough affair.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from a keg at Beer Table to go - NYC. Pours clear russet with a frothy, tan head. Bready malts on the nose with hints of toffee and fruit cake. Medium sweet flavor with dominant bready malt character, doughy brown bread, candied fruits, plum, fig. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more bready malts, hints of nutmeg and general winters spices. Tasty and easy drinking stuff.
acasteel (26) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like liquid persimmon pudding. Spice cake light on the spice, heavy on the caramelized prunes. Good for a cold night by the fireplace.
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rattle. Pours muddy brown with light tan head. Nose and taste of caramel, mixed nuts, sweet bread and cocoa. Medium body.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stag’s Head for NYC Craft Beer Week. 2010 vintage according to GP ppl at event. Pours murky reddish amber. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel and dark fruits (cherries). Slight hoppiness in the finish. Very drinkable.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at American Flatbread. Pours a clear ruby amber with a medium sized white head. Spice and toast. Medium bodied sweet and lightly spicy. Faint toffee caramel. Gentle spice into the finish. Decent.
blipp (6362) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep reddish brown with a beige head. Light dark fruits, toasted malts, and caramel. On the bland side for an old ale, but good nonetheless.
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The Stag’s Head, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, toasted malt, notes of fruits and hops. Nice beer.