nyindiansfan (435) - rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours an ruby brown with hardly any head smells and tastes of booze sherry honey sugar molasses caramel. Nice a bit sweet up over all solid. Had a sticky taste but of a burn.
JAXSON (480) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear rosy chestnut brown with a thin head. Nose is brown sugar, roasted nuts, pistachio ice cream. High sugars up front in the mouth, sweet roasted nuts, some dark fruits through the mid and finish. Tons of caramelized sugars, but pretty refined. Maraschino cherries and an almost milky quality, hence the pistachio ice cream comparison. Sweet as all get out, but nice.
Cybercat (2450) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aroma has fruity, molasses and miso tones, and is a bit on the syrupy sweet side. It pours a dark, somewhat hazy cola brown with an average tan head that does not stick around too long but leaves some generous lacing. Flavor fills the mouth with fruit, honey, molasses, and yes, more than a bit of sherry flavor. It is rather sweet, a tad much for a beer, but at least there is a bit of an alcohol bite. Texture is thick and syrupy, not much fizz. Overall, itís OK, though more like a sweet wine than a beer.
Scopey (3239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. It pours clear orange-amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is vinous, gingerbread, toffee, caramel, tart red fruit and banana bread. The taste is banana bread, ginger, caramel, toffee, spice, sherry, dark red fruit, vinous, wood, tinned fruit and alcohol warmth, with some bitterness in the finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Great balance. One of the best in this series.
Niko100 (1485) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, fruit, & some sherry; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, syrup, spicy hops, and dark fruit; Nicely balanced; Alcohol is fairly well hidden; Overall, cost aside - this was pretty good.
topherh (1857) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Edition - Pours hazy brownish orange with no head. Aroma is sherry, sweet malt and caramel, dark fruit, and booze. Flavor is sweet, caramel, earthy leather and tobacco, a little raisin, with a lightly bitter, semi dry finish.
boFNjackson (3573) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a recent tasting... [2009 vintage] Poured hazy orange with a thin head. Big sweetness here. Fruit characters like dates, figs and apricots. Sherry added wine-like grape and booze with hints of raisins and prunes. Earthy with notes of wood too.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3963) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was really looking forward to this one as I am also a fan of sherry but the flavors really did not mesh well for me. Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. +++ 2007 edition. Sampled from a 9.3 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky dark brown color with a trace soapy white head that left no lacing. The aroma was sweet toffee and caramel with notes of tart sherry, cherry and wochestershire sauce. The flavor was strong nut, toffee and butterscotch with tart sherry and an earthy undertone with notes of tobacco and smoke. Long finish. Flat but otherwise medium body. Disappointing.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBAG. Bottle. Man, I guess I just didnít get this one... Pours hazy tawny, with a copper hue. Nose is caramel popcorn, sherry, and sugar. Just like Rogers Golden Syrup sugar aroma - so sweet, and it smells boozy as well. Flavours of brandy, licorice, and tobacco. Finish is sticky raisin. I canít get past the sweetness and the alcohol... Just profoundly not my style of beer....
pintbypint (1973) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBAG. FROM 330ml brown bottle. Murky dark brown. Thin whitish film of foam. Nose has big grains, caramel and toffee, light alcohol. sweet tase, brown sugar and toffee, hints of tobacco. Brown sugary and tobacco in the finish. Full body, light fine carbonation. Excellent, sweet but very satisfying. 2004 bottle.