yankeefan21 (135) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: [bottled 11/2/12 tasted 12/18/12] Pours a clear effervescent honey amber color with a thick tightly laced white head.
Citrus, pineapple, and a little alcohol in the nose.
The taste is an excellent balance of bitter and sweet with grapefruit notes in the early tasting giving way to some hints of pine in the finish.
This is a medium bodied beer with a sticky texture and soft carbonation that has a long finish.
Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. There is no hint that you are drinking a 9.5% beer outside of that initial aroma. It goes down way too fast and way too easily for a beer of this strength! I will absolutely be buying this again.
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Welcome back old spice tasting. Small sample. The aroma has light caramel and biscuit, bit citrus. Hazy orange coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is light/moderate bitter, sweetish, has toffee, biscuit, oranges. Seems old, lacks hops.
jmgreenuk (7308) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Return of Old Spice tasting, Dec 2015, Den Haag. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin whispy white head. The aroma is big citrus fruit light sweet caramel. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a big woody resin hop, light citrus palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the return of Old Spice tasting. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of fruity hops, caramel malt and toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (3397) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at THT. Clear copper with off white head. Sweet apricot and tropical fruits, caramel and even some toffee, vanilla pudding, some spruce and pine. Quite sweet and bitter in the finish. Over medium bodied with sticky feel.
deanso (8440) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Bomber shared at December THT.
Thin creamy off white head. Very hazy amber pour. nice bitterness.
teorn88 (6039) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. Bottle shared by Fergus at CBC CW, London. It pours a rich golden color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is resiny and sticky, quite sweet with notes of caramel malt, toffee and ripe fruits. Taste has more caramel, ripe fruits and resin. Medium to full bodied with soft to good carbonation. Overall, sweet and sticky, not really vibrant
jamaty (1777) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambar clara de escasa espuma. Aroma de maltas/caramelo, pino y frutas tropicales. Sabor muy lupulado, uva, naranja, pino. Cuerpo potente. También la malta está presente, proporcionando dulce caramelo. IPA muy sólida.
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange beer with a long lasting foam; hugely hoppy aroma showing notes of pine needles, peaches, quinces and cream; full-bodied, quite sticky, robustly bitter yet with some malty sweetness below; light residual sweetness and long resiney, caramelish and fruity finish
RexTalionis (3474) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy goldenorange in color with a fluffy off-white head. Caramel sweet and piney notes in aroma at first. Lots of both floral and citrus fruityness too. Some bitters are there in taste together with some spruce and resin. Bitter and a nice soft malty finish here. Excellent. Dry and warming with some grapefruity notes in the end.
fugitive (1850) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color cloudy orange with small white head. Aroma grapefruit, fruits, hoopy. Taste hoppy, bitter, grapefruit, dry.