tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and bready malts are up front in the nose. Clear amber-copper coloured body is topped by a low but long-lasting, fine bubbled white head. Caramel is strong in the flavour also but marries well with toasty, bready malts, citrus and lightly spicy, herbal hops and moderate offsetting bitterness. Good balance. Lightly warming medium body with medium carbonation. Bottle. Flute glass. Just above fridge temperature.
alexsdad06 (5261) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor are heavy on the sweet malts, cookies, some light floral and earthy hops but not enough to balance the sweetness. Would not have guessed 8% due to the sweetness and thin body.
cards04 (1609) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty tasty beverage. Pours a hazy orange with sediment. Aromas are fruit and wet dog. Flavors are smooth for the high abv. Fruity and a bit hoppy. Decent.
BrewGoblin (241) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste-ickles. Another "select" ale from Mendocino and a good one at that. Burnt Werther’s colour with an off white head. Big vanilla cookie, biscuit, brown sugar malt snooching up the nose as well as some light warming booze and background citrus. Very enjoyabeer, good price and nice meaty texture considering she ain’t that dark.
mysoulishome (2) - Tehachapi, California, USA - APR 30, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love the texture and rich caramel and hoppy flavor. Smooth taste but it has a mouth feel that gives you something to chew on.
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jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of sweet sticky toffee and caramel, cookie dough, notes of bread dough and pie crust as well. Taste is of malt, light earthy notes (woody shrubs and dirt), caramel and herbal hop notes.
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is a slight haze, off white colored head also lacing, and amber in color. The smell is caramel, hops, malts, sweet, and pine. The taste is sweet, very caramel, cardboard, malts, and grass.
Madsen1635 (202) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with white head. Aroma dominated by yeasty notes. Flat taste. Low carbonation.
Frovigalning (2884) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a bottle shop in Copenhagen. Sweet and malty smell with caramel. Metallic taste with caramel. Harsh mouthfeel. No this wasn’t for me.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Pretty bland aroma and flavor, alcohol, fruit, sweet malts, bread and toffee. Kind of messy and unenjoyable.
Tonkun (758) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish copper pour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Caramel, barley, hop, wood, spice. Strong carbonation in a medium sweet body with slight bitter finish. Decent