omhper (19985) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Copper colour. Aroma of toffee and paper. Sweet with lots of caramel. Light to medium bodied with clean but rounded mouthfeel. Salty finish with low bitternes. Well balanced.
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottled 11/4/03) Crystal clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, toffee, some spice, light earthy and grapefruit. Taste is sweet, toffee, nutty, some seasonal spice, finishing earthy and light grapefruit. Creamy light-medium body. Very pleasant winter warmer.
Tmoney99 (11103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark amber with a moderate frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Moderate balanced sweet malt and spice aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber with a thin beige head, light carmel malt aroma with a touch of floral hops, solid dry carmel flavor, nice lasting bitterness, touch of sweetness in the last quaff
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Lubiere (10496) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. A murkey grainy malt with gravy notes (???). In mouth, rather unpleasant rye malt, raw mash and butter. Not very good. 11th Annual CNY Brewfest, Feb.5 2007.
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling clear amber ale with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head. Very good retention and decent lacing.
The aroma is malty with lots of caramel and toffee. Light citrus notes.
The flavor is very well-balanced, but a bit thin. Hopped very nicely. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, very dry, then bitter finish. Leaves the mouth feeling parched.
Sammy (8954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Peachy colour and malt in aroma. Thin, very dry, and astringency in finish. Malt and fruit but not very drinkable.Perhaps I would enjoy this better if I didn’t have a beer in a long while.
3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear ruby orange colored body with moderately thick white lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. Sharp malt nose, coarse burnt hops smelled as well, and a scent that almost resembles some sherry or amaretto, only with a bit of a burnt quality. Medium to light body, slick up front and a bit chewy, then more coarse on the back. Centers mostly around a burnt cereal grain flavor with outside hints of bran and oranges. Finishes a bit watery and plain.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light copper with minimal off-white head and huge carbonation bubbles. Aroma of malt, caramel, hops, slight butyric acid. Tastes caramel malty, with some fruit in the finish. Decent palate, but not earth shattering.
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours hazy copper with weak head. The first whiff of the aroma is inviting with a pulse of aged muted pine hops, some mild dark fruit, grains, malts and late in the draw mild vegetation. Hmm. The taste has an initial blunted spike of pine hops followed by blended sweet malts and lightly roasted malts. It ends with some hoppiness and an annoying level of soapiness.