suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, some hops and juniper notes. It all blends together very well and is a complex and pleasant harmony. Taste has a more pronounced bitterness, but that is balanced out by the slightly sticky sweetness. Juniper blends surprisingly well together with the hops. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation. Good stuff.
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head that leave a thin lacing. Aroma is dark fruits and roasted malts with hints of hops. Taste is malty sweet with some roasted malt bitterness and a moderate hop bitterness with hints of dark fruit. Medium body and mild carbonation. This definitely satisfied my taste buds. Well done.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: aromatic, approachable, cask like feel. Smooth character, hint of vanilla, cherry pit. Well presented.7+
Appearance: hazed amber , creamy beige top.
Palate / Taste: slight dark roast with herbal forest notes, bit metallic at places. Some sugars abound. Balancing soft alcohol. Good brew.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-01-19. Brown body with a nice tan head. 3+ Modest aroma, dry dusty malt, interesting fruit character - juniper notes? Sweet toasty malt accents. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry malt light fruity juniper notes throughout, sort of a grainy undercurrent. 6+ Average bodied palate is surprisingly light for the abv. Okay, it doesn’t quite come together for me today, but it is decent.Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour with a bit of soft fruity character. A little bit minty with some nice peppery character. There’s a soft sort of peppery character with a nice bit of light ethanol. Moderate bitterness and a little bit of light fruit. Some nice peppery notes. There is a touch of honey and some nice lingering hop flavour. I like it.
nimbleprop (5204) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle pours a hazy, copper amber with some wispy off white head. Nose is brown sugar, caramel, some prunes. Just sweetness upfront. Flavor is light chocolate, brown sugar, cake icing, a little orange, raisins, dates. Medium bodied, sweet finish.
jimhilt (2430) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes quickly to a trace leaving no lace. Deep brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Sweet juniper nose and flavor has malty sweetness with light, dry juniper finish. $9.00 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
kingstoni (1578) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a creamy head. Balanced aroma of floral hops, herbs, caramel and malt. Favour is caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body.
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ...Copper brown ... thin tan head ... soft oxidised toffee nose ... soft malts ... summer fruits ... soft toffeee ... little oddness
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby colored with a thin off-white head. Notes of thick toffee, caramelized wort, ginger, spice, dark fruit, raisins, plums and smoky malt. Medium to full bodied, lightly sticky with soft carbonation.