Terminus (3329) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-purchased at Gabriel’s in San Antonio, TX. Jan 2014. Pours deep brown mahogony hue with a small soapy lite tan head (between eggshell and tan i would say. nose is oaky, woody, lite carmel, toasted grains, lite vanilla. mostly woody nose. flavors are oaky, sweet, caramel, lite toasted grains with some hints of metal. finish is metallic with woody toasted grain notes. a fairly complex beer for the style and im glad i got to purchase this bottle, however, i think this bottle has some age on it. I will have to get another bottle and re-rate.
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle at Gunnar tasting, thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel, dried fruits, wood. Taste is light roasted malts, grassy hops, peppery wood notes. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Ok
jcartamdg (2358) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, oak, slight roast and lacto. Taste is tart, malty, roast and caramel. Very mild(no pun intended) but in a good way, light tart, very drinkable but with great flavor.
mR_fr0g (5015) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at the Gunnar tasting at CBC clerkenwell. Bottle from cotteridge wines. Clouded caramel red coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is oak, caramel, slight honey and effervesent. Flavour is iron, blood, caramel and nutty mineral. Palate is really thin, watery mineral. Carbonation is too high. Not great.
maneliquor (3412) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell cheers to Fergus. Pours clear dark brown with a small off white head which quickly disappears. Nose is full of dry cocoa - reminds me of Milo in a very weird way, plenty of biscuit and pepper with light citric pith. Taste is moderate spices, toffee biscuit, big aniseed and a touch ashy with mellow funk throughout. A solid, very easy going drop if a little odd
EdKing (2101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Gunnar tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Colour is cloudy medium to dark brown, dirty white head. Nose is a bit strange. Creamy, lactic, milky, dark chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon barrel, vanilla. Taste is sour-ish, watery, caramel, dark chocolate, day old cup of instant coffee. It's a bit all over the place with the flavours.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
erickok (4166) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut, cereal notes, soft farmy yeast, hay. Unique aroma. And taste too, although that’s too watery really. Not delicate any more but just without character. Soft carbonation fits well, but I’m not going to get another. (On tap at the brewery)
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark with a small white head. Strong plum, carmel, and roasted malt flavor. Almost too much plum and roasted carmel flavor for me. Not my favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bytemesis (4287) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear deep ruby brown, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is rich malty, caramel, toffee, touch of smoke. Flavor is light sweet, little bitterness, lightly smoky, malty. Light body, high carbonation. Pretty good for the style.
JStax (3551) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle thanks to errl poured into a Jester King Chalice. Pours a darker ruby color with a large froth of beige, velvety foam. Pretty good retention. The aroma is very malt forward with some lighter esters, some grass, a bit of wood, and some notes of vanilla, which I presume is from the oak. The taste is mildly sweet with a drying, near herbal finish lingering on the tongue. Some nutty notes come out as the beer warms a bit. Definitely an interesting take on a Mild. Very enjoyable. I’ll have to pick up some more bottles of this next time I see them.