Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a small head.
Nose shows classic I&G vanilla oak, toffee, caramel and faint spicy notes. Pretty enticing.
Coconut and vanilla stand out as flavours, with sweet caramel following. The base beer feels a little weak.
Body feels a bit light on.
A little to sweet, gets cloying, but nice oak characters throughout.
keepersj12 (2630) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking amber with a white head. The aroma has a lot of malt, bread and vanilla. The flavor has a lot of vanilla and oak. Just a bit too sweet but still very enjoyable.
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark orange color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate aroma of toasted sweet malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
DrSilverworm (5925) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Clear golden orange color. Good thin white head, leaving some splotches of lace. This has a really nice oaky smokey caramel malt rich nose, definite vanilla complements it nicely, interesting fruity hop aroma light cherry, like a cherry pie desert, with cream, wow. Nice light sweet taste, little bitter. Medium body, good lighter carbonation. Nice oaky vanilla aftertaste. Can’t help but like this, though I’m not sure about the practice of putting beer in clear-glass bottles
BillWyce (698) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Poured clear orangey-amber with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Mild citrus aroma, mixed with caramel and vanilla. Body is medium-to-full, with a mild astringency to the finish. Flavor is woody and caramelly up front, with a touch of citrus that appears in the finish.
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Blue Dog Lansdale. Poured copper with minimal head. Nose was caramel malt, vanilla, dark fruit, hops. Tastes of caramel malt, vanilla, earthy notes, nuts, oaky vanilla, and some fig. Complex.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours orange with a small head, aroma of toffee, cognac, wood and glue, flavor of, glue, red wine, wood, cognac, malt, touch of bittermess, medium bodied
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours clear dark amber-bronze with white film. Honey, clementine aroma. Tastes a little sweet but rich and nice. A little sticky, smooth, light-to-medium body.
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear copper-amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, candies, vanilla, a bit of coconut and fruits. Sweet flavor, malty and candy-ish, with vinous notes and lots of vanilla. Medium-bodied.
Jabic (405) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: Pineapple, butterscotch, skunky.
Ap: Clear orange - small white head with poor retention, a bit of lacing.
T: Deep caramel and light toffee up front, very intense - medium-sweet, with a hefty malt backbone, very toasty - finish is biscuits with a medium-low bitterness - some tropical fruit, apple, plum, and vanilla.
P: Medium-full body, medium carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: The aroma disserves this beer, because it really tastes amazing - the depth of caramel, toffee, malt, and fruit flavor (and more!) is astonishing and absolutely delicious.