argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(3L bottle) Clear copper body with creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, light sourness. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some oak, pine, caramel. Medium body. Pretty similar to the regular AB.
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dilly Deli Stone Night. Poured a deep brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted and had good lacing. Good roasted malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Full malty citrus flavor with a smooth woody finish with a small alcohol bite. Good beer.
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with lots of oak. Sweet and malty flavour with a good hop flavour and bitterness. Oak tannin drying out the finish
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle -pours a rich tan head that laces and crimson color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-sweet, fruity/woody hops. Taste is vanilla, medium/dark malt-sweet, fruity/woody hops-some earthiness. Occasional. OK/mild carbonation.
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
Pours clear, dark amber with a great, large, creamy, beige head. Impressive hoppy aroma for a vintage, pine, grapefruit, caramel, blackberries, some oak. Low carbonation, fine creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is very sweet at first, some berries, nuts, orange and caramel. Very bitter with lots of hops before a very dry finish sets in with lots of oak and dryness. Extremely dry finish, but very nice and enjoyable.
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
clear brown, smooth light brown head.
very very nice aroma of hops, caramel, malts, perfectly balanced, notes of oak too. balance is extremely good, and on top of the goodness a little woody winey note plays with my nose. fantastic.
flavor is wood, mals, caramel, hops in the background, very well balanced again, and seems to be very full bodied, even though it is also tempered and not overly strong. bitterness is very high. again a flavor of wood and wine sort of on top of all the other flavors.
sort of brown ale’ish, but bewed with great delicate finesse and quite some strength. Excellent beer
imdownthepub (11377) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Thick dark brown with no head. Heavy, sugary, sweet toffee like, chocolatey beer. Totally flat unfortunately and cloying. Some fruitiness in the close, but I couldn’t really get on with this.
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask @ Falling Rock poured a cloudy copper with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of spice, malt, wood and yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wood, vanilla and malt with a drt, bitter finish.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish dark amber with a thick off white head. Aged maderized malt with wood chips notes, and vanilla beans. In mouth, light smooth hops with light butterscotch notes. Rich and smooth. At EBF 2006.
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from dkachur, thanks Dan! Brown color, off-white foamy head. Raisin and peach in the aroma, not much oak. Grapefruity hopbitter flavor with oak, raisin, mango and red berries. Considerable dry out effect. Firm oily, raisinny aftertaste with some oily hops. Not as assertive as the painted bottle promises, it is much too fruity for that.