skmikeg (1216) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper red with a small off white head. Aroma is of toasted sweet malts, toffee, caramel, and some light fruit notes. Flavor is similar with a lot of sweet malts, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, and raisins, and some light hops. Has a medium-light body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a slightly above average beer that is good for the style and is pretty sessionable.
robertodila (10) - VENEZUELA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Muy buena cerveza del west coast. Super balanceada cuerpo medio-alto. Impacto impecable en los sentidos.
Kurtos (115) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a Bronze-Red colour.
Aroma’s of mainly caramel and sultana’s.
Taste. Definitely can taste the Caramel as others have stated, but also notice Black liquorice flavours along with a slight currant flavour, almost no hop flavours but it does finish with a slight bitterness.
Palate. This is quite thick and a little syrupy in the mouth.
Overall. This is a beer that delivers a nice sweetness, yet isn’t too sweet and has no off flavours.
This beer would be very good with sticky date pudding and other desserts.
KeefOz (1098) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a translucent coppery-red colour with a few bubbles as head. Light carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt with a trace of roasted grain. Taste only of sweet malts. Light body. Short sweet finish.
DedicatedToFun (3689) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is nuts, caramel, pretty good
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Malty, nice. Aromas of caramel, nuts. Taste is sweet, with average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a disappearing head.
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. [thanks René]
Pours clear amber with a small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has mild caramel, light berries, some cardboard. Medium carbonation, light dry and grainy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweetish, some caramel, light grainy, som mild cheese pops. Mild bitterness. Average.
r464 (2014) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, nutty, light sweetness. Smooth with a thin finish. Well balanced. A nice session beer.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Buttery toffee aroma, some prune, too. Reddish-brown color, with thin head. Malty, cherries in initial; mid sweetens up more; final maxes out the sweetness to cherry cough drops. Thin-medium body. A bit flat. Overall, quite pleasant. The cherry notes certainly dominate.
DonTom (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the sort of beer I would normally drink, but I had heard good things and wanted to give it a try. A beautiful colour, with what I thought was dark caramel/brown sugar aroma. Much the same on the taste, caramel and toffee. A much lighter body than I was expecting. Not a bad beer for a change of pace, I could only drink one of these though, not sessionable in my opinion at all.