Drake (8539) - 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.
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a hazy caramel with a medium cream colored head that disapates quick. Aroma is lite but nice malt and caramel.full of flavor caramel and a touch bitter. A nice creamy mouth feel that coats the palate.
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Nutty English malts prevail with a light toffee sweetness and a jigger of raisin liqueur. Appearance: Rich, amber/coppery color with pleasant natural carbonation; firm tan head settles into a mostly present, bubbly skin. Flavor: Nutty up front with a surprising oak touch entirely missing from the nose (my nose, at least); sweetish toffee and raisin finish things out. Palate: Medium body, slightly creamy texture, average carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Liked this more than I thought I might (didn’t expect much from the clear glass bottle, and wasn’t a big fan of Old Speckled Hen). A lovely complement to my Labor Day brunch.
YantarCoast (83) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle that is almost a year out of date. Dark copper with a small light-brown head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, alcohol. Flavour is the same followed by a bitter aftertaste. This is a good beer.
Sarpa (885) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Konttori. Pours clear amber, white head. Raisins, malts, hay in the aroma. Fruits, wood, malts , nuts in the flavor.
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours clear copper color with a small steady head. Malts and hay oink the nose, caramel, nuts and faint toffee. Caramel malts, nuts, some bread and sweet fruits on the flavor, maybe some grain also. Creamy thick palate, full-bodied, and tasty.
Maxbier (255) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper color. Thin white head. Aroma is sweet, toffee and biscuits. Flavor is malty and boozy. Hint of hop bittering in the finish.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours a dark amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet English toffee, grains, some herbal notes and bread. Sweet flavour of bready malts, toffee, grassy bitterness, honey and some herbs. Medium bodied and a bit creamy mouthfeel. Malty and sweet, yet drinkability is good. Skip breakfast and have this, it’s the same.
zeke626 (423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a deep orange-brown body with light-brown head. Aroma caramel malts, sugar, dried fruit, and prune. Taste is similar with a nice raisin finish. Very drinkable.
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this bottle for two years stored at room temperature in a non-air-conditioned lower-level room in a box. I had hope that was enough but it is a clear glass bottle and the aroma is definitely Skunky which is the dominant factor. Thankfully the skunk didn't come through in the flavor at all which had Malt, toffee hop and a hint of roast plus some carbonic tang. Body is good and it's very drinkable beer.
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Nisse666 (4206) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco Express Jewish quarters of London 2014-07-14, London
Old crafty hen, bottle
AR: brown sugar, caramel,
AP: amber clear, fluffy beige head
F: caramel, bitter nutty, dry, brown sugar