oh6gdx (20620) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Slightly hazy ambery brown colour with small off-white head. Aroma is wood, canilla, caramel and some slight wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, some slight roasted notes along with quite strong tart wooden notes. This left a bit strange in my books.
omhper (19670) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at PBF. Clear dark brown, faint head. Toasty nose with some tropical fruit. Mid sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Mildly roasty, rather shallow. Mid bitter finish. Ordinary.
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml @PBFVIII, bought from Boston
Dark amber color, small white head. Slightly hoppy, light toasted notes. Medium-bodied. Caramel, some toasted notes. Lingering light bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit conservative.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some roast, raisin, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy. Light-medium body.
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clearish brown with a fine, creamy head. Rich, roasty malt nose. Light sweet flavor, dark toast, earth. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Light bitter, earthy finish, dirt, some cocoa, toast. Not bad.
Ratman197 (9960) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, light roastiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, light toffee, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
adnielsen (9284) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of a chill trader bro. Pours a clear reddish brown appearance with a creamy, lasting brown head. Roasty chocolate, a touch smoky, caramelized grainy, light coffee aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, a touch metallic, cola, burnt, a touch smoky, sweet malty flavor. Doesn’t blow me away but it is enjoyable.
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 A decent stout interrupted by this pale ale. I think detracts rather than adds. The bit of smoke in the initial aroma and taste was nice. After that a pleasant and drinkable beer, although nothing outstanding to say about it, other than slightly thick mouthfeel though a drop of acidity.Bottle from recent Premiere trip.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared by Butters at Slutfest 4. Pours a
clear red-brown color with a thin creamy tan
head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee,
banana, nutty notes, bitter hops. The taste is
bitter hops, nutty notes, mild roast. Medium
jtclockwork (8594) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of toffee, chocolate, baker’s chocolate and light pine. Medium to light medium body.