beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 12/4/2009. Thanks to John C for sharing this one with everyone. Bottle # 644 of 1300. This American Strong Ale pours a medium brown color from a 3l bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit and sweet. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and fruity with a touch of tartness at the finish. The hope are grapefruity and citrusy. Its very malt and somewhat tart, it is a weird combination that works well somehow, Good carbonation. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and tart.
fletchfighters (919) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby color. Huge 2-3 finger head, off white in color. Great retention and body to head. Good lacing.
Nose is dark fruits, strawberry, stone fruit and some pine and grapefruit. Hops have held up quite well in the nose.
Taste is stone fruits, strawberry, dry pine and grapefruit. Fades in and out between sweet and dry. Quite bitter still.
Light carbonation and dry finish. Medium bodied. Really impressed how well it has held up for the age of the beer.
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Magnum. Rich aroma, soy, plums, caramel, grass. Nicely aged. Dark reddish brown with still a nice head. Nicely carbonated, full, thick body. Very tasty, with lots of umami and still good hops and bitterness. Great.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Redbrownish beer with a creamy beige head. Malty, caramell and hoppy aroma. Toffee, spicy, hoppy, citrus and malty flavour.
Leighton (8648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Birthday Celebration of Jack & Leighton - I hauled 1.5L sucker all the way from the Netherlands, so I hope you fellas enjoyed it! Pours clearish, red-brown with a fine, creamy beige head. Aged malts and caramel on the nose, some pine, dry bread. Medium to big sweet flavor, quite bitter with lots of earth and spicy, dry pine, some dry toffee. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with toasty bread, dry pine and dry caramel. Good one.
TourDeBeer (92) - Mandurah brewer, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Graincru, a surprise ending to our tasting. Bottle 662/1300.
Burnt amber appearance, Caramel spice’s and blackberry aroma’s. Soft carbonation with a dry finish. A perfect way to end the afternoon.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - big thanks to Leighton at Jack and his very own birthday pleasantries, 13/04/13. #730/1300.
Hazed dark mahogony brown with a decent sized beige head that retains well.
Nose carries dark malt tones, dates, brown sugars, dark fruits, woody notes, boozey - a little on the harsh side.
Taste comprises dark toffee, brown sugars, earthy woodyness, more booze - again a little harsh, nutty tones, booze drenched sponge and biscuit base.
Full bodied, dry in the finish.
Ok but a little overy boozey.
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big magnum bottle, supplied by Mr. Smith. The pour’s deep rusty red with a massive off white head. It was a real work out pouring this heavy bottle, even for a jacked bro such as myself. The nose is marzipan, toasted nut. Pecan pie. Red berry fruit leather. Ribbon candy sweetness. The taste is more rich berry. Big toffee malt profile. Hints of tart sweetness in the finish. Pretty mellow for 10%. Full body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty good.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Leighton at his and Jack’s birthday celebrations. It pours deep mahogany brown with a thick beige head. The nose is varnish, pine, resin, sweet fruit, brown bread, baked goods and some spice. The taste is wood, leather, varnish, nice bitterness, resinous, earth, caramel and dried fruit with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff. A fitting celebratory beverage.
teorn88 (1620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Leighton at CPK, London. Happy birthday! It pours hazy dark amber in color with a long-lasting beige white head. Sweet fruity aroma of peaches, figs and raisin. Taste is quite sweet, a tad syrupy, with caramel and dried fruit notes. Some citrusy hops somewhere as well. Sticky mouthfeel with good carbonation. Need some people to share this big boy.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Dark amber in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and pineapple. Taste is of caramel, citrus, grass, spices, and tropical fruit