tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sweet nutty malts, toffee and fruity esters in the aroma. Hazy amber-copper coloured body is topped by a large bubbled off white head that recedes rapidly to a thin partial cover but leaves some nice lacing. Surprising bitterness is quite up front. Malt sweetness and some dark malt complexities linger in the aftertaste. Yeast contribution is quite subdued. Medium body is surprisingly dry but carbonation is perhaps a bit low. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Best Before end of Nov. 2007, Brewery Creek, May-07).
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. English Pint. Dark brown with a medium head. Aroma was sweet smokey malt. Taste was sweet with notes of malt, caramel and smoke. Lightly carbonated with a touch of bitterness on the finish.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle from Blackfriars] Red/brown colour with a moderate head. Powerful malt aroma, cakey notes, dried fruit, figs, caramel, plum, berry fruit. Full bodied, with a touch of citrus fruit in the finish.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy copper colour with thin beige head. Mild citric hop nose. Well balanced malt and hop taste with lingering warming alcohol finish.
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small off-white head. Sweet and malty. Aromas of toffee and warming alcohol. Some fruityness (a plum and prunes mix). Nice fruity finish with warming alcohol. Nice.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a thin head(poured slowly).Sweet malty nose with some toffee evident. The taste is malt again, toffee with a medium bitter finish, some floral hop flavours. An average scotch ale.
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 Bright clear ruby coloured ... rich sweet complex aroma ... rich ... warming ... syrupy... honey malt ... with a full mouth bitter linger ... touch of chocolate ... touch of burnt malts.(3.2) Tk2 Cask at Edinburgh Beer festival 2008...Nice copper red ... lots of fruity toffee ... again toffee a little thin quite a lot of vanilla. Very reminicant of Alesmith Numbskull.(3.6)
cask in cloisters ... copper ... thin bubbly off white head ...sweet melon toffe .. little fig nose ...swee toffee malts ... juicy fruit ... light over bitter linger ... ok 3.6
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured clear brown color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Good caramel spicy aroma. Medium body with sticky texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a spicy sweet finish of average duration. Very enjoyable brew.
Oakes (15457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy dull dark tan/chestnut colour. No particular head to speak of. Big aroma shows abundant caramelly/earthy malts, big phenols (nail polish remover), and light peat. Chewy, oxidized earthy malts, dull footy yeast, astringent late alcohol and nondescript, lightstruck hops. Argh...another muddled Britbrew. These things travel worse than Bohemian pilsners.
doublebock (554) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grape-wine like malty aroma, orange amber color and it appears that the bubbles are almost suspended. High alcohol content evident, with nice maltiy-grape like flavor and a nice hoppiness on the side of the tongues.