MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - MAY 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured dark ruby with a good sized, lightly tanned head which was mostly lasting. A rich malty aroma with burnt sugars, toffee, dark chocolate, caramelized dates, figs and light woody notes. Flavor was a moderate earthy hop bitterness with toasted malts, roasted nuts, rich toffee, rum & raisin chocolate, muscatels, notes of wood/oak and some light notes of allspice. Very well balanced with a well masked ABV. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation, a chewy mouthfeel, thick texture and a good length finish. Very rich easy drinking ale from Orkney, although it did seem much more like a “Wee Heavy”/Scotch Ale IMO.
hohops (827) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- murky, muddy brown, some sediment, not much head. Aroma- raisin, plum, red wine, chocolate and toffee, fudge, fruitcake, marzipan, cherry. Taste- boozy fruitcake, cherry skin, nutty, sweet malt, figs, malt loaf, toffee, sugary dark fruit, boozy vinous finish. Sticky and rich, and full-bodied.
undercurrent25 (1955) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown colour. Taste is malty and fruity with a warming alcohol, dried fruit and winter spice. Would make a good Christmas beer
AbbeyRoade (535) - Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really not my jazz. Kinda bitter, a bit bland yet tart. Some malt, light fruit notes as well.
Zlotta (2270) - Hagen, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from ’REWE Budnik & Homberg’, bottled in August 2013 (three years old). Clear, deep red with a medium large, dense, almost stable, beige head. Faint, sweetish-malty and a little fruity aroma of toffee, raisins and prunes. Sweetish-malty, moderately fruity and a little oxidized taste of toffee, raisins, prunes and hints of oak, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, a bit warming-alcoholic and minimally vinous finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite nice, maybe already a bit past its prime, but it held up well! Surprisingly, it’s still quite alcoholic, but just in a pleasant way.
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown with white head. Nuts, bread, figs, alcohol and toffee. Sweet, sticky, noble hops and long thick finish. Good!
NallePalle (524) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl, Au comptoir de la bière, Callian (83). Overall pleasant: malty, coffee aroma but at a sophisticated level. Full mouthfeel but not too boozy. A bit watery. Would gladly try again.
rondphoto (4104) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Aroma of dark malt and toffee. Nearly clear amber brown color, ivory head that slowly drops to a full cover, sheets of lace. Taste is full-bodied malt and toffee that moves through medium carbonation and light dark dried fruit in the swallow to semi-sweet toffee that grows, and light bitters that move things to a medium-length finish. Full, balanced, satisfying. I’ll drink it again.
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown color with solid thick foam head (and some particles). Shy sweet and light alcoholic nose. The taste is creamy thick with a raisin sweetness with some decent licorice and an alcoholic touch. Pleasant sweet finish with a fruity (dates) sweet and sticky aftertaste.
jhj (45) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle. Pours red Brown without much head. Sweet beer without any bitternes but a lot of taste. Malty taste and aroma.
nybol (1461) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En meget sød øl, der smager af noget karamelt. Næsten ingen humle, og man har næsten en hel fedtet smag i munden efter et par slurke.