buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours thick with a decent head, very clear, aromas of sweet malt dominate along with some hop aroma and oxadation and a weird metalic smell. Flavor is much the same, a sweet scotish style malt flavor, some hops, though I’d like more to balance sweetness. Finishes kind of sweet too not inviting another sip. OK-nothing to write home about.
altonbrownd (4778) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bethesda Food & Beverage. Dark amber body with medium head. Nose is sweet, spicy, anice. Taste is caramel, malts, spices, citrus. Creamy texture. Nice clean finish.
rdb84 (447) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber, moderate head. A: sweet malts, light strawberry, lemon. T: sweet malts, light fruitiness, robust bitter, neutral aftertaste. Ok Speciale Belge.
bth122 (1392) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a copper red color. Nice looking. Small head. Big malty caramel aroma. Bread, malts, caramel, biscuit, slight syrup malt. Ends with some hops. Slight warming alcohol. Malty goodness throuought. Slight hop finish. Decent.
ffbot (170) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a light orange, small head. Some burnt caramel and vague sweetness on the nose with basic baked goods like biscuit and maybe some ripe fruit.
beertholomeus (1436) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale amber color with an off white head. Caramel, biscuit, hop, floral and fruit aroma and flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation. Caramel, toffee and floral finish.
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->SA. Amber with faint lite tan head. A: strong sweet malt, grains, faint citrus hops. T: more sweet malt, grains, nuts, bitter hops. Strong. Eh.
CH-303 (1818) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Clear amber, ok amount of off-white head.
Aroma: Raisins and malt.
Taste: Strong, alcohol, dark fruit. A bit harsh.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.69
oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (backlog). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some grains, a bit of alcohol as well as a slight bit of floral notes. Flavour is caramel, some floral notes as well as some mild alcohol to it. Balanced, but nothing all too special.
Forgy (10) - - AUG 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks good. Pours clear orange/amber, however it does the scent of a poor home brewed ale. And not surprisingly, it has a acetaldehyde after-taste. Hop presence lacking and syrupy malt mouthfeel. Not a particularly tasty strong ale. Would not buy again.
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Matt_Foran (96) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice Amber/dark copper color. Aroma of sweet malts and faint hops. Taste is a mouthful of malts. Some floral notes from the hops. It's an ok strong ale.