Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy dark amber color with a thick beige head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is very nutty with a hint of fruit. Mouthfeel is a little too fizzy for what I like my strong ales to be. Flavor is ok. Mainly roasted malts, and more bitter than I’d expected. This was decent, but nothing I’d go out of my way to get.
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@SBWF2015. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, wooden and some sweet maltiness. Flavour is spices, some alcohol, mild fruity and ripe fruity notes as well as some plum.
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at SBWF2015. Amber color, small off-white head. Caramel, perfumic hops in the nose. Medium-bodied. Clean, simple mouthfeel. Malts, light piney bitterness. Easy.
Hermod (4788) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @sbwf15. Dark brown colored beer with a thin off white head. Raisins, plums, bread, malt. Quite sweet. Flavor has chocolate notes, plums, sweetness, molasses.
Bulk_Carrier (2884) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light messy lacing sticking to the glass.
The smell started off with rich sweet milk chocolate and a lingering bitter dark chocolate to balance. Light dark fruits mesh in and around the chocolate flavors.
The taste was moderately sweet combining the chocolate with the dark fruits nicely. A light lingering sweet fruity to chocolate aftertaste leads into a sticky sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed pretty subdued yet still good and lead to a semi-smooth almost creamy feel.
Overall, tastes and smells great on a cool Summer’s evening, not a crushable beer but looking at it for what it is and wants to be it works. I’d have again.
hman43 (695) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Has a fruity aroma with roasted malts. It has a creamy texture. Roasted malts and fruit flavors.
Meilby (9838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ The Pony Bar - Hell’s Kitchen, New York, NY
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel, yeasty and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
jlioi (24) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great blend of flavors. I would drink this with my dinner before a night out with the boys.
Strangebrewer (1014) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured clear dark reddish-brown with a creamy beige head. Malt aroma, dark fruit and cherries. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel that ends moderately bitter. Roasted malt flavour, woody, nutty, a touch sour with herbal hops.
djd07 (6489) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with small frothy off white head. The aroma is caramel malt and dark fruits . Thin mouth with sweet malt, dark chocolate, roast, very good.
khart0126 (4) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not a huge English Strong Ale guy, but this beer is fantastic. Smells amazing, looks amazing, and the taste is even better.