Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Body-almost opaque brown with a thick ring of bubbles. Nose-wet cardboard, muted hops, strong malt backbone, almost corny/husky, a really good balance of sweet/husk/hops, cereal, good clean taste. Very good beer that just screams “ENGLISH”.
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge beige lasting head. Barely translucent deep dark red body with light carbonation. Hoppy fruity peas aroma with roasty chocolatey notes. Not a good mix, otherwise great. Dry-sweetish delicate fruity peppery peas taste with hay notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish roasty dusty licorice and chocolate aftertaste with fruity notes. Some wood as well. Again not happy with the mix of flavours, but otherwise a gorgeous beer. (0.5l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
bierkoning (12276) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. raisinny, almost vinous aroma with licorice and some earthy hops. Malty, just a bit salty, vinous and nutty flavor with licorice and some earthy hops, lingering on in the aftertaste. Tasty ale, satisfyingly balanced.
jkwalking05 (4577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color with a decen off-white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, pear and plum. Flavor is fruity with brown sugar, spices and light hops.
baggio (333) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apperance: Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dark bread, Roasted malt, Dried fruit (pear!), Chocolate.
Flavor: Roasted malts, Coffee, Chocolate, Nuts, Fruit, Dark caramel.
Palate: Quite heavy on the roasted side with some pleasant bitterness at the end. Body is somewhat thin. Carbonation is just the way i like it (medium).
Very drinkable english-style beer. Might need to buy this again if i can get my hands on it.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear very deep red with a nice thick frothy fine creamy beige head. Extremely fruity aroma, lots of sherry, dried fruits, some nuts, a hint of citrus, it does kind of smell like trail-mix. Tastes just like fruit-cake, dried fruits, a bit nutty, quite sweet, a fair amount of sherry, brown sugar, caramel, plums, floral, buttery. Really interesting but not for me. Tastes like laundry detergent, too perfumy.
travita (4841) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11eye. Look is brown colored with a good tan head. Smell is roasted, malts, caramel, and nuts. Taset is roasty, some bitterness, and malts.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, plum, chocolate, figs, and nuts. Flavor of mild hops (pine, earthy), roasted malt, and caramel.
mar (5239) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown almost black pour with a beige head. nose of nuts, smoke and roasted malts. very nutty flavor with some smoke in the finish.
jimhilt (2552) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a four finger light tan head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Opaque mahogany color. Roasted coffee nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is malty/roasted coffee. Slight bitterness at finish. $6.50 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.