cgarvieuk (12314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... nice copper colour ... uninspired caramel hop nose ... sweet toffee fruity little syrupy ... odd metalic linger that lets it down a bit
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th April 2010
Clear red - brown beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich malt, unsweet toffee and Port Wine fruit notes. A little creamy with subtle banana and bubblegum esters. Hop coming through at the end. Well joined up and tasty.
Theis (12166) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a Housewarming. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. High malty, berries, chocolate, fruity, light nutty, almost no hoppiness, boring. Aroma of wet dog and soap.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. A clear, deep copper beer with a minimal, off-white head. Roasted malt and toffee in the aroma, with dried fruits in the background. Full-bodied and mellow, with toffee and roasted malt. A nice flavor of dried fruits too. A nice one, but far from pushing the limits. (080913)
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare light tan head. Flavor of caramel, tobacco, and sausage. Flavor of raisin, and sweet chocolate with an indescribable finish.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet plum and milk chocolate. Flavor is raisin, chocolate, coffee and oak. Bitter roasted coffee aftertaste. Despite the alcohol, the body’s actually a bit thin.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have to admit, I just didn't like this one. Caramelly colour, caramelly aroma, caramelly flavour. It's not for lack of vocabulary that this word is used so often...it's that this beer is one-dimensional, very sweet...if you're lucky you'll find some diacetyl or a hint of chocolate. Unbalanced...I want more than one thing in any beer, especially the strong malty ones.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy brown, whispy tan head, rich candy sweet aroma, rich malt flavor, a touch of belgian candy like sweetness, low bitter finish
muddy brown, fine tan head, rich malty aroma and flavor, a hint of alcohol in the finish, slight smokey character, touch of sweetness
candy sweetness that migrates into a fruity sweetness, touch of ripe fruits, touch of nice cherry tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle Tampa Weekly Gathering @kiefdogs- thanks to Blazer06- pours a tan ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is dark malt, oak, brown sugar. Taste is dark malt, oak, brown sugar, dark fruit-raisin/plum. Soft carbonation.
thewolf (10554) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours deep red-golden with a small, film head. Aroma has good caramel, light fruits and hops. Fine mouthfeel, light creaminess. Soft and nice flavour, light toffee, light chocolate and dry finish. Nice.