Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish-brown with a thin white head. Alcohol and malt scent. Alcohol is pretty obvious in the taste. Dry. Not as good as I’d hoped, but still a fine beer. 2003 version.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at James’ cellar cleaning tasting. Pours a faintly hazed brown amber with a thin white head. Big honey and malt on the nose. Tangy, tastes like someone dropped Nerds into a seltzer. Sweet but empty.
Jow (3314) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting at JTClockwork’s 3rd eisbock of the day which is enough to lure me away from Manhattan. kind of ugly pour orangey brownish. nose is sweet fruits and bread. tastes bready, apple, caramel, grapefruit, brown sugar, wood. not all that boozy for style. yippee 15 eisbocks!
jtclockwork (14586) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Clark - Pours orange gold -nose/taste of light fruity malt, caramel and light bread - medium body
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown Amber pour with tan head. Aromas are fruity and sweet. Flavors are fruit and pear, sweet tones.
GRM (3671) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle, 750 ml, savoured on March 26 2015; eye: caramel with a bronze hue, hazy, good sheet of beige head that thins out, nice lacing; nose: malt, slight sourness, slight spent grains; mouth: malt, slight spent grains, light acidity, finale in malt with slight presence of toffee, light-medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: ordinary
Bouteille verte, 750 ml, savourée le 26 mars 2015; œil : caramel avec une teinte bronze, trouble, bonne couche de mousse beige qui se transforme en une mince couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, très légère aigreur, très léger drèche; bouche : malt, très léger drèche, légère acidité, finale en malt avec très légère présence de toffee, corps léger-moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : ordinaire
zimbo (882) - SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A review from notes when bought and drunk in 1989.
Was expecting something more concentrated and sturdy and was surprised by the level of carbonation. Still better than anythiong else being drunk in Ontario at the time.
Peaches, gentle , delicate light yellowy orange (salmon?) in colour with a bit of a zesty finish. A bit too much acidity.
Loved that 750ml bottle.
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light fruits with hints of hops and yeast. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with light fruits and mild hop bitterness with a bit of yeast. Flavors are more complex than I can describe, as this was a truly outstanding beer which I truly enjoyed.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2005. Drank last summer. Trying to drown away the memory of watching England get ripped apart by Germany in the world cup. Got off a stall in Macclesfield. They only had one, never sold a beer before, probably never will again. Won it in a raffle. So bit random how I got hold of this one. Clear orange colour with a thin to medium off white head. Strong alcohol in the aroma with some dark fruit, spices, christmas cake, cherry. Flavour as some caramel notes, sweetness and sugar. It’s good, bit heavy palate though that got a bit tiresome necking the bottle to myself.
Metalchopz (3030) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 edition (originally rated June 2005) - comes in a green wine bottle, but no cork, just a bottlecap. This Canadian Ice-bock pours an amber-red colour with lively tiny-bubble carbonation. The off-white head is creamy, and as it dissipates slowly, a thin layer coats the brew. The nose is roasted malts and apples. Nice creamy mouthfeel, very smooth. Taste the caramel is it is going down with the roasted malts. Good bitterness in the finish, with apple in the aftertaste. Beautiful lacing left as the brew goes down... and it goes down easy. I would try this anytime... as long as I am not driving.
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml, bottle-conditioned. vintage unknown, guessing 2004-2006. high carbonation, overrunning the bottle. sherry-accented nose has notes of old fruit skins, wood tannins and sherry - usually something I don’t enjoy - but the lager yeast seems balancing. creamy and frothy up front, milky smooth texture across the middle with a thinning, drying finish, leaving dark fruit skin and oak barrel lingering flavors. pasty and oxidized, but an interesting presentation, and a treat to try another bottle-conditioned lager, even if it isn’t very good.