Blade86 (716) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Aroma: nuts, caramel, fruits; Appearance: very nice copper color, clear, off-white or slightly tanned small but long-lived foam, Taste: medium bitterness, just a hint of sour; Palate: medium body, creamy feel, average carbonation, bitter finish;
Overall: very good english ale, taste, aroma and appearance, all at good level, recommended.
Deu (810) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting tray at a beer festival in Dublin. Bright copper colored liquid topped by an thick rocky beige head. Lovely toasted biscuit malt nose reminiscent of toffee. Sweet butterscotch malt flavor with a silky mouthfeel upfront. Realy nice! I recommend it.
maekchu (2447) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from local Yamaya. Sweet caramel, whiskeyish, and dark fruity nose. Reddish-brown, dark tea color with rocky beige head. Sweet fruit candy, cough drop initial flavor; mid palate is balanced with a nice tang to it; final leaves a layer of spice and some alcohol warmth. Medium body, good mouthfeel. Very tasty stuff.
Ughsmash (7223) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Poured clear, medium orange with a tall, dense, creamy beige head.. looked very good in the glass. The aroma picked up toasted grains and biscuity malts with soft oak, blended, lighter-skinned fruits, and faint nutty accents.. came across very "English", and well-constructed. The flavor found toasted bready and fruity malts at the core, with grainy fruits, toasted oak, and a kiss of honey around.. finished with more of the honey and fruits along with grainy residual sugars. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, with moderate, rolling carbonation.. creamy across the middle, and nicely tangy right at the finish.. good feel to it.. nice brew.
MadRobin (2174) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. clear bottle.
Clear, orange-walnut brown with a large pale tan head that does dot linger long and excellent lacing.
Aroma of bread, pear, grapes and caramel.
Taste of caramel, medicine, honey, toffee, molasses, dark fruit and sour cherry.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville. Pours a clear rust color with a medium sized white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of raisins, caramel and soy. The taste is toffee, treacle, herbal notes, anise, soy. Medium bodied. Decent.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Underwhelming aroma, quite warming and gentle pale malt. boozy flavour, especially at the finish. Grainy with some caramel.
OllieBBommel (1158) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@tasting, 50cl. Head: off-white colored foam. Color: clear, orange. Aroma: hops, some sour. Taste: butterscotch, some sweet, bitter. Palate: dry, smooth, medium body, bitter finish. Overall: very nice.
twindadplus2 (619) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle from Woodman’s. Deep ruby red color with a small, firm beige head. Aroma is creamy, roasted malt with a spicy sweet note. Flavor is roasted malt and medicinal hops. A hint of semi-sweet chocolate sweetens it up at the end. Crisp, long lasting bitter finish but still smooth on the palate. A definite winner.
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Dark amber colour. Light beige weak head. Aroma is malty with fruity (hazelnuts, raisins) and light caramel notes. Flavor is malty too with fruity (banana, raisins, prunes), caramel and toffee tones, ending in a balanced bitter and fruity finish, Medium bodied.