Salmoniform (564) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with off white head that dissipated to a thin ring. Aroma is heavy malt, woody, caramel, clove, roast, slight banana. Mouthfeel is nice with full body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with bitter following and dry finish. Overall this is a nice smooth brew.
vardy (1) - - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
don’t be detoured by the 6.5% alc vol. This beer is very palatable but I have only taken one bottle per night, deciding to change down gear for the next home drink,,like a ’speckie’ or Tribute
Mr_Pink_152 (634) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from supermarket. A very rich and dark brown beer. It’s a touch sweet, but with a good maltiness and a bitter finish.
downender (6236) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Sainsburys. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Aroma of barley sugar, oak and a touch of marmalade. Flavour was a bit skunky to start, with some stale malts and sweet fruit, before being redeemed by some deep orange, berry fruits and a warming alcohol finish. A mixed bag, but pretty good overall.
Metalchopz (2261) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the Morland Variety 4-pack at the LCBO for Christmas 2013. Pours a clean deep amber colour with a frothy-bubbly, light-beige head with decent retention and lots of soapy lace. Aromas of toffee, mild raisin, nuts and some grassy hops which starts off sharper, but gets milder. Refreshing, but with some bitterness, but not too crazy. All balanced with the caramel, raisin and some light alcohol. Seems like the Old Speckled Hen, but smoother and with some fruitiness to it. No vanilla though. Still, nice and smooth.
mdindy (35) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
color is deep clear amber with decent yellow tinted head initially but dissipates fast. aroma is sweet with some alcohol and malts.
distinctive carmal flavours with some deep malty tone and hint of alcohol in aftertaste. almost feels like a cognac, very smooth. highly recomended, would be good with a cigar.
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Strangebrewer (844) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured clear medium red-amber with a creamy off-white head. Caramel aroma with a touch of alcohol. Medium body with a warming mouthfeel. Sweet toffee flavour with roasted malt and a spicy hop finish.
czar (4274) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear golden orange with a nice off-white head, some retention and lacing. caramel and toffee, grass, fruitiness, hint of woodsy notes, pepper, light earthy and coffee notes. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, sweetish grassy-herbal finish. fairly linear. ok.
Rob_D_UK (751) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky copper with an off white head. Smell is a caramel malt. Taste is a nice combo of bitter and sweet.
Vaiz (3330) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of English hops, some cognac, slightly spicy, dark sugary malts and caramel. Flavor is thick heavy malts with some spicy hops, nicely balanced. Slightly warming finish with a hint of brandy. Decent brew.