drfabulous (5564) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity ale. Full body. Golden color. Cedar taste lingers but I don’t know how much it shapes the beer.
KyotoLefty (8431) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with orange and a fluffy off-white head. Strong caramel aroma, with lots of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), some chocolate, dark fruits (raisins) and a hint of cedar. Spicy caramel malt flavor. Rich and sweet with a hard bitter finish. Some dried figs, but no cedar. Rich palate. Spicy like their XH or Celebration, but the label lists no spices. Very interesting and satisfying. Very much an English-style brown ale.