BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a copper-mahogany color with a thick, fluffy off-white head that slowly faded to a thick layer and left some thick spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a light spiciness, licorice, and a ripe fruitiness (apple, plum). Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a soft ripe fruitiness paired with a bready, nutty maltiness with some caramel that transitions into a moderately dry, leafy hoppiness that imparts a soft citrus fruitiness that lingers into the finish where it is paired with a plum sweetness. Moderate carbonation and medium mouth feel with a solid dryness. Overall, it was much better than I was expecting. The nice malty sweetness is offset well by the hoppy dryness, making it rather pleasurable to drink.
hawthorne00 (3318) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a modest beige head that doesn’t last all that well. 3- Aroma of toffee, bitter oranges, some gingerbread, pine. Full bodied and malty but not all that sweet. Toffee, some dried fruit, oranges, somewhat medicinal spices. Bitterness creeps up a bit. Pleasant and hearty drop.
60minuteman (1255) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky amber lots of sediment. No lace. Boozy aroma like a spiced rum. Caramel malts, citrus, wheat, bread taste. Interesting and very drinkable.
ttutony (825) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a thin off white head. Extremely pleasant toffee and earthy hop aroma. More toffee and caramel on the palate without being too sweet. Just enough hops to balance things out. Slightly fruity on the very end. Complex, malty, balanced hops. Well done.
tricksta_p (3024) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is bready malt, caramel, toast, some toffee, overripe fruits, piney hoppy notes. Flavour is over moderate sweet with an over moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice hoppy caramel Amber, a bit like a light Barley Wine, clearly this beer wants to grow up and become Anchor’s Old Foghorn.
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour with a pale beige head. Aroma is caramel, some mild biscuity notes as well as some toffee, toast and mild floral and hebral hoppiness to it. Flavour is rather similar, with the biscuity malts giving it a rather crisp bite. Nice floral/grassy/herbal aftertaste.
maekchu (3267) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel nose, with gentle roast malt, earthy notes, citrus, and light breadiness. Medium reddish/brown color, small off-white head. Sweet initial flavor, with caramel, somehwat spicy and nutty. Very small whisky note, too. A touch phenolic in mid palate and final. Thin-medium body. Pleasant, and full of toasty malt flavors.
Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark slightly cloudy copper from a bottle, aroma of creme brulee, bitter herbs, flavor somewhat medicinal, like cherry cough syrup without the cherry. Bitterness lingers quite a long time, slightly off-putting. Okay beer.
tightslice (789) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Deep reddish-brown
Aroma: Sticky red bananas, caramel
Taste: Thick caramel up front with some booziness leading to bitter
Overall: Great caramel, sticky sugar aroma but seemed unbalanced / off in taste, especially feeling overwhelmed by the herbal-liquor / bitter finish
Andrus86 (308) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE. Red to copper pour, good carb with small beige head.. Sweet toffee malt on the nose.. Creamy texture, all malt... Mostly sweet toffee to caramel malts with a touch of hops at the back end.. Sourced Cape Cellars
shrubber85 (10036) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sugary toffee malt and herbal hay aroma. Dark amber with small head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal quinine flavor. Medium body - a bit rough.