Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Avenue Pub. Amber with a thin head. Slight haze. The aroma is quite phenolic with plastic and bubblegum. Strong and plasticy taste with hints of orchard fruits.
dengleberry (22) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice burnt amber color with light colored carbonation. Dried fruit and caramel nose. Lightly hopped to offset the sweet caramel taste. Good finish.
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zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Hazy gold pour with a fizzy white head. Spicy and fruity aroma with some very nice yeasty hints. Flavor is fruity at the start with a warming alcohol and spice finish. Smooth and rather sweet.
jhamp9 (1613) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy dark copper with a thin head. Decent lacing. Aroma is very fruity with some yeast, syrup, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet with fruit, caramel, and some bitterness. Fizzy on the palate. Lasting aftertaste that is almost bubblegum.
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours cloudy deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sugar, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Avenue Pub. Deep ruby auburn. Sweet candisugar aroma. Cinnamon spice and peppermint. Cakey malts. Sweet sugars don’t become cloying bc of the spicy finish. Light mellow carbo and medium body. Flavors mellow, but alcohol goes to head. Fruitcake with the red candied bits. Pannetone Italian Xmas bread. Candied Orange peel. Kwakish. Spicy sweet candi Belgian strong. About what I expected.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy reddish dark amber color with a huge, stable, creamy off-white head. Yeasty aroma with lots of fruit esters, light spicy notes and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor, fruity and spicy, with some caramelly malt and a drier finish with some slightly peppery alcohol notes. Medium-bodied. OK.
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber colour with a strong head and good carbonation.
Fruity and almost flowerish aroma there,
tmongoose (2151) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft aroma is of malty sweetness almost like raisins. not really a hop bitterness to it . smooth and wonderful the yeast stands out to an almost bready type. lacing all around the glass. a very nice beer.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from my Tucson peeps! Nice dark golden pour with a thin head. Raisin hops almost oatmeal back end. Very spicy finish. Merry Cristmas.