fiddler26 (24) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this in bottle while at grocery store feeling too lazy to go to beer store. Place had several of my old dependables in 12-packs, but only wanted six. This beer was so not me. Malty in the extreme, skunky on the palate. I forced myself through one and will give the rest away. I think my dislike of this is largely a function of my preference for high-hopped pales and IPAs. This was like a chocolate malt with beer poured in it. Might be good to you, but not to me.
oh6gdx (23655) - 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 (14782) - 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 (4963) - 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 (3012) - 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 (736) - 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 (9999) - 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 (1036) - 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 (6612) - 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.