anders37 (21960) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit finish.
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisO’s. Hazy deep amber - brown beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and light, superfine carbonation. Sweetish malts, sweetish floral yeast. Light and dry creamy malt. Touch of dried fruits. Light dry finish, little spice. Easy going.
Leighton (17475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 Bottle shared with Adam in Canaan, NH. Pours rich brown with a creamy, beige head. Big dark, ripe fruit aroma with toffee, hints of alcohol, and raisins. Big sweet flavor with loads of dark prunes, figs, dates, some toffee, light chocolate. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Moderately warming to finish with lots more dark fruits, dark sugars, rich bread, mild alcohol. Very nice stuff. (Summer 2012. Score: 3.9)
Bottle shared at chriso’s May 2014 tasting - London. Pours clear amber-brown with a creamy, light tan head. The nose is buttery toffee and bread, with mild Belgian yeast notes. Medium to big sweet flavor with more toffee, dates, old berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Lightly warming and sugary to finish with more rich bread, toffee and ripe fruits. Nice. (Score: 3.7)
harrisoni (16735) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Dark brown beer lasting tan head. Some dark chocolate quitr smooth in the mouth some heat on the end. It’s some esters. Decent but can’t tell you why.
bhensonb (13622) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark fruits - raisin/prune - with a lot of dark malt accompanying it. Not pulling out hop? Med + body. Flavor is dark malt, definitely raisin/prune, with a little alcohol burn down the gullet. Seems to have some yeast/spice input - little bit of fruity ester. Maybe even some chocolate towards the finish, which is not excessively sweet. Quite delicious.
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy dark red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, prune, some alcohol, raisin, spicy, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/prune, some spicy, light cinnamon, alcohol burn. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Ratman197 (12698) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a cloudy brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, plum, raisin, cocoa, yeast and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavorsof toffee, cocoa, spice, plum and raisin with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, toffee, cocoa, and dates. Flavor of caramel, raisins, dates, prunes, brown sugar, and yeast.
mcberko (12461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out dark fruits, spices, and somewhat sweet candied sugar. Flavour is lightly spicy, with dry dark fruits and bready malt. Lively carbonation, with medium sweetness and decent dryness. Okay beer - overrated.
Lubiere (12403) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed brown ale with mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, curacao, sugar candy, very nice. In mouth, sweet fruity malt, candy sugar, light curacao, dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.