Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle that I had in my beer cellar for 2 years. Poured dark amber with a small off-white head, no lace.. The malt aroma was caramel with light hops. The body was medium texture and creamy, with soft carbonation. There was a sweet flavor that I couldn’t quite place, but there was a very nice balance between the malts and hops. The alcohol was partly hidden by the malt. Very warming.
AmericanHobo (35) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper ale that has a bold, complex malty taste. A bit chewy but would never guess its 12%
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours caramel brown with a average tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, fruit vanilla and raisins. Flavor was sweet and boozy with caramel, fruit, raisins, toffee, alcohol and had a hint of chocolate with a warming alcoholic finish.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with very minimal head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel that is very sweet with noticeable alcohol. Very malty, caramel and hints of raisin type flavor. Alcohol taste is strong. Mild hop bitterness. Sticky syrupy mouthfeel with a medium body and light carbonation.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to adamjackson! big sweet rumcake. sweet raisin and plummy booze dough. port. pleasant fruit character. better than expected. plummy twangy fruit and booze. touch metallic. okay. becomes quite sweet and boozy as it warms. warming at least.
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a ChrisO Tasting - London. This one I brought from the USA. Pours lightly hazy, glowing ruby with a fine, white foam head. Big malt aroma, hints of caramel and berries. Hefty sweet flavor with lots of ripe and semi-dark fruits, caramel, some booze, mild earthy hops and pine. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with syrupy caramel and other toasted sugars, plenty of very hot alcohol, caramel, semi-dark and ripe fruits. Not perfectly balanced. It’s OK. Pretty punchy.
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a thick head. Aroma is caramel malt and boozey, with some hop presence. Taste had a deep malty flavor and overpoweringly boozy.
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a caramel brown in color with a little off white head. Aroma has licorice, brown sugar, vanilla, sweet perfume, and bitter floral hops. Mouth feel is medium with lower carbonation. Flavor has sweet malts, light chocolate, vanilla,light hops, medium bitterness, and some heat. Smooth for the strength and much enjoyed. Home run for otter creek!
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Very dark brown beer with a small but lasting beige head. Malty fruity aroma, hazelnuts, caramel, raisins, prunes, chocolate, toffee, dades, roasted, chocolate, marcipan, cream, pears and grapes. Fruity flavor, dades, raisins, hazelnuts, hoppy bitterness, caramel, citrus, earthy, floral, toffee, some warming alcohol. Long nutty finish with marcipan, toffee, caramel, grapes and some earthy notes. Really good!
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to lukaduke. Pours a darker amber color with no head. Aroma has some caramel, roast, licorice, toasted nuts. Taste is sweet and a little musty. Alcohol comes through in the finish. Just a little burn.