The_Osprey (2757) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell. Thanks to Leighton! Hazy orange, cloudy, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is tangerine, sweet caramel, musty and earthy. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste has more sweet caramel, toffee apple, no real bitterness to it. Very sweet - too sweet to drink a lot of it - but nice in small amounts.
Scopey (8250) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Cadís 10 yr Shindig. Thanks Leighton! It pours deep orange-amber with a small beige head. The nose is soft, doughy, orange sponge cake, caramel, stewed orange and candy. The taste is bitter-sweet, juicy, caramel, stewed orange, muffin, tangerine, candied fruits, booze and brioche with a sweet finish. Full body and fine carbonation. A bit too sweet, but overall not bad.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to Jamesí for the multi-K tasting. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a large beige tan head. Sweet grainy musk on the nose, caramel and sweet toffee. Grainy and sweet into the finish. Decent enough, but super malty and a touch too sweet for me.
alexsdad06 (6550) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange/dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, candied dark fruits, dates, herbal hops, some bitterness, alcohol heat, boozy, this one needed some time and I should have shared it with others, because it was hard to finish alone.
suprchunk (2504) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish copper pour. Big off white head. Lacing. big malty cereal aroma with some citrusy hop notes. Big malty taste. Sweet.
wlajwl (4311) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pale malts, tea and a mild sour twang. The flavor is pale malts, tea, medium sweetness/almost honey-like, very mild tropical fruit and a very warming alcoholic finish.
bb (7193) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Fruity aroma with caramel and backing hops. Caramel and red fruit flavor with rich malt and backing PNW hops. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and red fruit lingers with backing grapefruit and pine.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orangy color with medium small white head. Aroma citrus and caramel malt. Full body, syrupy mouthfeel and lots of alcohol. Flavors sweet citrus, some esters, some malt. I guess the flavors arenít bad in and of themselves but itís just too sticky sweet and boozy to enjoy.
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Bitter floral and earthy hops, sweet malts, light citrus, and faint fruity notes. A bit too boozy, but otherwise enjoyable.
halfonit (1209) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice murky amber color with a white head. Aroma is of malts, figs, prunes, slight booze, and spices. Nice and heavy palate, sweeter. Flavors include malts, black cherries, raisins, prunes, and some boozyness. Leaves a sweeter finish. My bottle still seemed a little hot. Perhaps aging it for 6 months or so might make it a little bit more enjoyable.