JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into red wine glass. I myself have had this bottle for 4-5 months, not sure how long it sat on the shelf before that.
Pours a nice reddish-copper, fairly clear, with a thin, soapy layer of bubbles and a smattering of lace.
Nose is toasty, rich with notes of caramel and toffee, even cocoa, a dark fruitiness, and a light but sharp piney hop note. Very enticing.
Flavor is again loaded down with rich notes of caramel and toffee, lightly toasty, a bit of cocoa, dark fruits and light citrus, with a rich, piney hop note overlaying the malt body. Hop bitterness is biggest towards the middle of the palate, and on the long, lightly bitter finish, which carries with it echoes of the big malt sweetness, alongside a bit of alcohol warmth and a bit of prickly hops as well.
Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, full bodied and maybe a bit syrupy. Quite drinkable, though - the alcohol is tucked away enough to not be a hindrance, while still allowing a bit of spicy warmth to poke through.
Had this one with some stilton and fig-cinnamon chutney on sourdough. Delicious once it warmed up.
beertholomeus (1617) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a burnt amber color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, floral, pine, resin, toast, biscuit, fruity hop, molasses and light booze aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Molasses, toffee and booze finish.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl. bottle. Medium high fluffy off-white head. Hazy amber body. Wineous sweet honney nuts aroma and flavor. Very hoppy. Low carbonation. Long finish.
SHIG (4382) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a caramel with a tan color head. Aroma is light malt. Taste was sweet sticky boozy and malt.
alexanderj (3514) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Colort was a brownish amber color. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, ripe fruit, and earth/roasted. Malty, alcohol hidden. Would have liked more sweetness. Earthy and roasted
adnielsen (10437) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ the brewpub during RateBeer weekend. Reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Caramel, berry candy, and burnt sugar in the nose. High boost and quite sweet. Cough syrup, caramel, toffee, and raspberries in the flavor. No thanks.
rarbring (2182) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: Sweet, burned toffee.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at De Klomp. Reviewed 2016-04-11.
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewpub, 01/02/16.
Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is caramel, nutty, wooded notes, airy malt, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises fruit cake, toffee, hazelnuts, light spice, figs.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, light boost in a sweet close.
Ok regulation BW if a touch pedestrian.
phaleslu (9021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery, served in a flight. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and leaves spots of film in the glass. Notes of brown sugar, caramel, toast, and earth. Pretty straightforward. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. One-dimensional.
mR_fr0g (8297) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Clear amber reddy amber coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is nutty. Caramel, toffee, red berry. Flavour is nutty toffee, caramel, red berry. Palate is full and sticky. Some harsh alcohol bite in the finish.
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2/1/16] Draught at Moylan’s Brewery in Novato. Deep amber. Aroma of caramel, malt, some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with caramel, toffee, a bit of fruitiness, bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.