yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and caramelish. Sweet caramelish, light spiced and toasted malty. Sweet caramelish and smooth finish.
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty bitter dark fruit flavor wit some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty fruity finish with a bitter aftertaste.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11th October 2008. GABF. Aged in brandy barrels. Clear brown beer. Nice smooth brandyish malt. A little banana at the end. What’s not to like?
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub
Cloudy dark amber color with creamy head. Light aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, quite round, with moderate residual sweetness; good Scottish malt flavor, lightly smokey, lean, lightly fruity; correct bitterness.
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unanimous choice of five tasters at the brewpub for best beer of a very disappointing session. This one made the effort worthwhile.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber-brown. No particular head. Chewy, rich earthy malt aroma with toffee notes and burnt cherry accents. A little late alcohol. Sweet, complex profile. A rich blend of milk chocolate, burnt toffee, rum-soaked fruitcake. Long, chewy finish. Follows in Hale’s tradition of approachable beers that just happen to be really good.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, light pine, and cola. Flavor of toasted (slightly burnt) toast, grape juice, cranberries, cherries, nuts, and spices.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown, wispy head, drippy lace, dry caramel malt aroma with earthy hops, very dry caramel malt flavor, lots of hop flavor and bitterness, light smokey roasted character, bitterness is too over the top,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
intense ruby colour, few head, plum aroma, sweet, complex bitter and cherry aftertaste
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Dark mahogany color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Toasted malt, fruit and hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of dark fruit, earthy malt and hops. The finish is sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Decent overall.