MaBeer1972 (1391) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Poured into a tulip glass. Beautiful deep chestnut brown color with a frothy tan head that settles to a thick lace. Earthy vanilla malt aromas. Flavor is very earthy - almost herbal, with layers of complex bitterness and sweetness. Lingering spice dry finish. Begs for another sip! Very nice.
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, nose is pine, vanilla, toffee, taste is similar, bitter.
RickTStiles (813) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a deep red-brown with a fizzy off-white head and some spotty lacing. oak, vanilla and grape aroma. taste has notes of wood, heavy on the hops and hints of plum and spice. finish is harsh.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red body with a small offwhite head. Piney aroma with wood, dark fruits, malt. Taste is rich sweet of caramel, some grapefruit, oak, pine, apples and chocolate. Strong hoppy bitterness behind the sweetness in finish, aftertaste is a little to woody for me, but it’s absolutely a nice beer.
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Bottle Shop in Lancaster. Pours chestnut with a good creamy beige head. A really fruity taste to begin with. Lots of tropical notes, mango especially. The initial sweetness gives way to a nice long bitter finish with plenty of pine. A damn tasty ale, although I prefer the unoaked version.
John25 (872) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Super dark amber. Aroma is heavy rich malts, oak wood, and pine. The taste adds caramel, a lot of oak, and a citrus hop bitter note on the finish. Low carb, rich coating in the palate. Excellent.
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Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice coffee aroma. Ruby brown cloudy colour with ok head. Strong malty flavour up front with bitter finish. Heavy body with low to medium carbonation.
dlovell2 (1008) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown amber color with a tan head. Rich malt aroma with dried dark fruit and oak. Flavor starts with caramel malt followed with grapefruit and finishing with a dry oaky finish.
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Utobeer. Pours opaque brown with big off-white head. Malty toffee nose, taste is bitter roast, caramel and twiglets. Can’t detect much of an oak influence. A bit too rich for my liking.
yiannnos (965) - , CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber colour. Aroma of hops and oak. Taste is malty, sweet, oak, finishes bitter