jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, fruit, brett, toast, grain, toffee, hop oil and wood. Lighter medium body. Possibly infected. Decent though.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small coarse beige head. Slightly hazy brown body. Floral orangey aroma with wooden notes. Dry-sweet floral caramelly orangey taste with oily resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel. Dryish floral orangey aftertaste with resiny fruity spicy notes. Lovely. Highly drinkable, subtle, unusual, and full of flavour. (0.284l cask at 57 Thomas Street, Manchester.)
RichTheVillan (1627) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Wharf; cloudy copper pour with big foamy head, pine and wood aroma, pine hop comes through in the taste a hint of wood, bitter end, oily mouthfeel.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
13th December 2011
Hazy red - brown beer, very hazy. Tidy off white head. My favourite sort of palate - softish with a carbonated sting. Slightly dry. Mild creamy malt backbone. Lovely sweet hops and things. Fresh tangerine - orange and a little peach. Tropical fruits as well. Mild mint and pine and even a little red berry fruits. Finishes smooth with mild hop bitterness. Hugely drinkable and delicious. Nice one Marble!
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at JF tasting, Fullers Brewery shop- 29/12/12.
Lightly hazed orange/amber with a thin off white head that retains well.
Nose is hops, orange, pine, orange marmalade, apricot jam, light caramel malts.
Taste comprises hops, light mango, aprict, orange backbone, light mineral tones.
Full end of medium bodied with some hop bitterness in the finish.
Decent stuff, an interesting hopped up take on an old ale!
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle caged and corked. Poured a dark cloudy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer that is excellent for style.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Malt & Vine. BBF 01/10/14 Pours lightly hazy copper with a 3.5 finger creamy/frothy beige head. Aromas of malt and fruit. Spicy even. Full bodied. Flavor is herbal, fruity and mildly spicy. Gruit? Damn tasty stuff. Definitely dryish and heading towards bitter, with some sharp spice and citrus/pine hop. Brilliant effing ale.
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a orange kissed ochre color with a big frothy three finger head. Aromas are a mix herbaceous notes balanced with ripe fruit and a slight touch of barnyard brett hints. On the palate it is very well balanced with great hop presence playing off a slightly earthy spicy maltiness thats all wrapped in a funky yeasty barrage of flavors.... brett, pear, pine, grapefruit.... YUM !
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (I think) at Big Beers and Barley Wines. This was getting really late in the evening so the notes are cryptic at best. It was a fairly classic old ale with nice malt but also that flat, hoppy bitterness in the finish. Pleasant.
popery (1215) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is medium to dark amber in color and pretty transparent. The head is off-white and relatively small. The aroma has a whole bunch of toasty caramel malt and pine resin-grass-mineral-orange rind hops. There’s a fruity note to the malt that leans towards peaches and apricots. Taste is closest to a strong American amber for me, though with a bit more body, I’d call it a relatively hoppy barleywine. There’s plenty of hop flavor and a health dose of bitterness. Big malt backbone of sweet caramel and toasted biscuit. Good balance between the two elements with neither the hops nor the malt really winning out clearly. Mouthfeel is smooth and appropriate. It’s a big, round mouthful of beer and drinks bigger than its abv suggests. A very good beer. I’d be interested in seeing how it ages, but I wouldn’t be shocked to prefer this one fresh.