gowdy (885) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at parent’s house from Morrisons. dough, grass, amber, clear, frothy, lightly bitter, light body, creamy.
wlajwl (4625) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Skunk to begin but thankfully after that a decent maltiness, relatively grainy, with some fruit kicks in. The flavor is malty with caramel and a strong nuttiness. Going with an ale in a clear bottle, was not expecting a great ale but was surprised, not the absolute best still pretty good, still needs to be in a brown bottle though.
drjay44 (2969) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl. bottle. Pours a medium, ivory, long duration head, over a clear amber copper (SRM 15) body...nose is strong toffee/caramel, treacle, light cereal....taste is toffee/caramel, biscuit finishing with a mild spice bitterness, touched by light dried fruit tones...mouth light of medium, carbonation high. This meets the style quite well. The malt tones dominate, giving rich nourishing drink. It is not to the standards of Fullers, but it is not too far behind. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
slash_1_uk (22) - annesley, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on 22/12/11 pours a burnt Orange colour with diminishing off white head smell of caramel, nice warming toffee and biscuit flavour with long lasting flavour miles ahead of speckled hen
jaghana (4655) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber-red beer with medium head. Nose is caramel like and hopy. Aroma is nice quite hopy, honey like, sweet, with caramel notes, good body, floral, very nice hops bouquet, tobacco and coconut notes, a good ale.
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 (8448) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (4657) - 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 (4828) - 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 (63) - 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.