Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark amber colour, clear liquid, pours a white head that settles to a thin silky lacing around the glass. aromascape is surprising with fruit, grapes, malt, hops, cream, caramel, and nuts. Taste is surprising with crispy bitterness and a very smooth sourness complemented by a subtle malty sweetness. A surprisingly full taste with a balanced salty side-kick. Palate is dry and slick but manages to avoid feeling watery. The carbonation also helps the body to feel more full with its even spread and tingle. Overall a nice beer I have to say. The appearance and initial aromas left me expecting a overly sharp bitter with not much depth but I was proven wrong. A tasty, dry, hazy beer with a warm and misty character.
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Oren. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel and some oxidation. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, honey, some fruity notes and a slightly drier finish. Light to medium-bodied.
Aurelius (4121) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good label, clear bottle (tsk, tsk,) clear, ruddy beer with a frothy head. Great aroma - musty, caramel-sweet, tannic and fuggle-icious. When you go back to the glass, it gets a bit cigarette-y. Grassy, a bit woody, good (but moderate) bittering, lightly sweet, complex and interesting. Medium to slightly heavy mouth. Alcohol bitter, woody plum finish. Overall, the palate was a little less than I had hoped for, but the other factors held firm. Very good. New Leaf Market.
thornecb (4364) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber into an English pint. Bright white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Vanilla and oak aromas. Sweet summer pit fruit upfront turning to oak and marshmallow in the dry, lasting finish.
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- dried fruit, sweet,
Appearance- dark brown, orange tinge, off white head that disappeared quickly.
Taste-dried fruit, maybe christmas cake, nice alcohol balance
Overall-much stronger beer than I usually buy, but I like this. Don’t think I would drink more than one bottle at a time, but this is a very pleasant beer for a cold sunday afternoon.
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle at Cafe Benedict. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelish and roasted. Thick caramelish, roasted and almodt breadish. Dry raisins and spiced. Bitter and lasting dry malty, light spiced. Lasting bitter impression. Slowly appearing sweetness.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge light tan head. The aroma has notes of spices, hops, elderflowers, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of elderflowers, malt, spices, and hops, leading to a dry finish.
jimhilt (2400) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two-finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving a very good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Earthy hops nose and flavor is caramel and hops. Light lingering bitter aftertaste. Slightly higher ABV is hidden. $4.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
daniele (5348) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/12/11. 500mL bottle. Mostly clear amber pour with a small, foamy, soapy tan head that fades to nothing quick. Mild aroma of biscuits and a touch of roast. Bitter, toasty flavor with a bit of dark fruits and big butterscotch mixed with a bit of papery cardboard. Meh.