argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Think barley wine light, and then you’ve probably got a good idea of what to expect. Clear dk brown red, with minimal tan head. Aroma is strong caramel malty at first, but a noticeable earthy hoppiness shows up as it warms. Perhaps the slightest hint of seasonal spices? Flavor is malty sweet & caramel at the start. Then, toward the back of the mouth, pine hop bitterness takes over and takes you through the swallow. Fairly rich bodied.
Tmoney99 (11688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted. Good roasted malt sweet nutty aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Moderate roasted malt sweet bitter flavor with an average finish.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF-on tap-pours a thin light tan head with brown/dark red color. Taste is sweet, mild, not bad. Mild carbonation.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Dark, sweet carmel aroma, touch of spices, rich flavor of malt, spices,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear mahogany with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, light spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, a hint of chocolate, light spice and a bit of raisin with a smooth lingering lightly sweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours deep mahagony with a small frothy tan head. Aroma is nutty caramel and chocolate malt (biscuit, meal), yeast (dough) with hop notes. Moderately bitter and acidic, caramel and chocolate malt, mild sweetness, cinnamon, hoppy spice end. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry palate.
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mildly spiced winter. Deep mahogany color. Great looking, but lacking complexity. Rated 1/24/02
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, dark overripe fruits and hints of hops. Hoppy flavour with roasted malt, caramel, dark overripe fruits and figs. Finished hoppy.
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn - clear ruby-brown colour with a poor head retention; very malty nose with notes of prune and marzipan; full-bodied and pretty sweet, some bitterness; long aftertaste of malt and prune - tasty and robust
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A brown pour and small off whit head leads to a caramel and toffee bomb. Malty as hell with tons of bread, molasses and dark dried fruit on the nose and on the tongue. I was surpsried how good this was.