Pdubyah (541) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Totally confusing candi-Sugar front reminds you so much of Belgium style beers, then there is a real crash of alcohol astringent thatís just a little to harsh and over powering for me. But what an amazing combination of styles, even if it is imperfect
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a murky brown with no head. Aromas of apple jack, caramel, and alcohol (cherry cough syrup). Fairly alcoholic hot with caramel and apple flavours. Again, reminiscent of cough syrup. Body is medium-low with a sticky mouthfeel.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This didnít live up to it unfortunately. Very sweet and sticky toffee but didnít really get any cognac of apple. Very one dimensional. Had high hopes for this and it didnít really come out like I had hoped for
ShaneJ (756) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Dark copper/red, thin off-white head, sweet toffee apple and caramel aroma, some alcohol evident, taste is more sweet toffee, oak, some yeast, fruity, passionfruit hops, nice medium bitterness, slick, oily texture. Loved it!
Niksko (520) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darkish amber with a sudsy head.
Nose is sweet, caramel, toffee, a little floral hop and pineapple.
Flavour is lovely and sweet, with lots of toffee, some calvados from those barrels, vanillia, slightly yeasty,
Body is medium to full and slightly sticky.
ALLOVATE (2687) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter it settles a misty, ruddy chestnut with a small amount of undissolved yeast on the base. Little carbonation and little head retention. Nose has hints of boozy, Calvados soaked raisins (nose tickling stuff!), mace-like spice, toffee brittle, damp lumber, apple cider vinegar and grainy, dark malts. Quite bitter upon first taste which is unexpected. Body is lighter than anticipated which an oily feel to it. Big lot of warmth in the bitter, burnt fruit and wood finish. Quite vinous and there is a hint of creaming soda and toffee apple left lingering on the palate from the Calvados barrel-ageing. I reckon a little wild yeast is at play as it shyly hairy and funky in back. Roasted malt dominates the front of the palate, and overall it is quit dry for the length. Nice balance with nothing on the extreme. Quite a nice slow-sipper! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Brenhophead (668) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle. Pours deep cloudy amber with a small off white head and a very zesty/funky aroma. Lots of caramel mixed in with the vanilla/whisky hint from the barrel and the zest fruity flavour from NS hops and trappist yeast give it a distinct toffee apple flavour, wow!
gam (3689) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small off white head dark amber pour medium carbonation aromas sickly sugar floral note toffee richness caramel honey the flavours hoppy citrus grapefruit pine caramel toffee sugary notes honey smooth well balanced ale medium bitter floral touch the finish excellent amber with the good extras flavours smooth well put together nice balance bitter sweet and floral touch lingers good ale
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with a small white head.
Nose shows tart green apples, caramel, soft booze, french oak, toffee, lychee, passion fruit. Pretty awesome.
Flavours donít quite match up, some caramel, apple, cardboard-like grainy malt and booze. Finishes quite harsh with a fair bit of booze.
Needs more carbonation, very low at the moment.
hawthorne00 (2955) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a small off-white head that lasts very well. Aroma is of toffee apples, mild funk, some alcohol. Medium bodied. Taste is sweet with a big Calvados finish thatís rumblingly warm. The beer gets a little overwhelmed here, but thereís toffee, a little funk and a fair bit of bitterness too. Too much like a beer cocktail for my tastes, but itís fun and done well.