Vestlake (113) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber with very little head. Aroma is malty and slightly fruity. Taste is malty with some smokiness and roast flavors as well. I didn’t really enjoy the taste of this as much as I thought I would, too much smokiness and roasted flavor for me.
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good Scotch ale on tap at Commons Ale House in Santa Monica, nutty, toasty, cereal, good.
Benfi (519) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a beautiful reddish-golden brown with an off-white head. Light, malty aromas with hints of currant. Flavor starts like a rich barleywine and ends with a smooth nuttiness.
GJF (1230) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is malt and carmel, a bit nutty. Flavor is generally sweet, bready, with lots of caramel, a bit of alcohol warmth and hop bite at the end. Good version of the style.
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 22oz. A clear, dark amber beer with a dense, light beige head that lasts. There’s something almost dms-like in the aroma, with caramel, a faint roasted hint and some dried fruit, prunes mostly. There’s a little alcohol warmth in the mouth, it’s smooth on the palate and full bodied, with flavors of prunes, caramel and a faint bitterness. Rather sweet, with some puke like hints. Not sure about this one, but it certainly didn’t impress. 130813
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Press brown with an off wrote head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, grains, fruitiness, brown sugar and hay. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (7273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Extended Stay America, Carlsbad, CA
Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, cooked vegestable and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and cooked vegestable finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
BOSSbrewer (1478) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber in color. Somewhat sweet with lots of caramel. I like the style but this was a bit too sweet even for me.
bytemesis (3017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, medium creamy off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, grass. Flavor is caramel, toffee, grass. Light body.
sjohnny (361) - - AUG 2, 2013
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Herbal, sweet fruit and slight citrus aroma. Pours cloudy dark coppery color with a thick lingering off white head. Malty. Slightly sour. Grassy. Harsh bitterness on the finish. Not all that good.