Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear copper/amber with cm thick ivory head.
Aroma: Vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, woody, banana, note of burnt caramel and malt.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and bitterness with a low sourness.
Palate: Medium thick smooth finish, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry, malty, butterscotch, vanilla, banana finish with a subtle alcohol note.
Comments: Very good.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, gold pour, small white head, vanilla aroma, taste is caramel, oak, low carbonation.
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,33L bottle, BB 02.15. Pours clear amber with off-white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is malt, English hops and slight vanilla. Taste is sweet vanilla, malt and light bitterness. Overall: drinkable, but not really good.
hopbag (75) - - JUN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As clear as the bottles it comes in. Caramelized malt, toffee. Spicy hops with a touch of citrus. Cloying sweet finish. Not super skunky, but the skunk is lurking. I don’t know why brewers let the marketing guys take control of packaging in ways that hurt the product.
aleksander9 (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden copper with white foamy head. Aroma is whiskey, spicy alcohol, caramel, rum and some floral notes. Slick and fruity palate. Aftertaste is spicy rum, dry alcohol and wood. Overall: Very nice. Enjoyable, to bad with the clear bottles. some skunk in the aroma.
Marstonlad (402) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in a bar at Edinburgh. Pours dark copper with a little head. Aroma is definitely affected by aging; it has both vanilla and toffee in abundance. The taste is sweet and full of notes of oak and vanilla, also some pale malts in the background. Medium bodied, averagely carbonated palate. This is indeed original, interesting take on the English Strong style.
Mad_Ferret (639) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Boule & Berså, 1/6-14.
App: Clear golden, short off white head.
Aroma: Sweet and slightly odd aroma of buttery oaky whisky, apricot, orange, herbs and crisp bread.
Taste: Sweet buttery toffee, orange and apricot, wood, vanilla and raisins.
Palate: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, slight oily.
Overall: It’s definitely drinkable, though not very gracious. I fail to see why it’s so popular.
angelosmich (13) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very interesting beer with a golden amber colour. Hints of oak, vanilla as well as hints of toffee that add some sweet notes.
Beergaard (57) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful honey golden geer with a small white head. Aroma of corn, vanilla and herbs - mild but nice and sweet. Very interesting taste with lot’s of hints of sweet licorice, vanilla, green tea, herbs, hops and some sweet caramelized maltiness.
artmcd8 (1548) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CMU Scottish beer tasting. Pours a clear golden color. Slight white foam. Aromas of vanilla and coconut. Taste is sweet with a mild burn. Interesting combo.