DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle purchased at the Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is sweet and a bit sugary with caramel hints. Kind of smells like a protein energy bar or something. Light chocolate notes. Mostly caramel, without the huge peatiness. Moderately hazy amber-mahogany body with a large, fizzy, off-yellow head. Very slow to dissipate. Starts super-carbonated, before this becomes pretty malty and tasty. Chocolate, caramel, light coffee, leather, and tobacco all come together in the middle of this beer. Has a long, roasty finish, without being too burnt. Nice flavors, but the extreme carbonation is just a bit too much.
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours caramel brown. Nose/taste of vanilla, caramel, orange peel and malt. Dryish malty finish. Medium body.
nearbeer (4379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml; batch 129, bb 16 Sep 11. Clear ruby-brown, with a small ring of foam. Nose of caramel and vanilla, with a hint of orange. Flavor is molasses, vanilla, toasted nut, cocoa, and just a hint of citrus. A touch of roast and earthy smoke in the finish drys it a bit. Medium body is sweet and soft.
larsga (6893) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge beige head. Deep dark red body with strong
carbonation. Strong malty caramelly aroma with fruity earthy
spice notes. Dry-sweet malty caramelly earthy taste with wooden
spice notes. Mid-bodied. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish spicy
minty earthy aftertaste with caramel and toffee notes. Very nice
and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Ølbutikken, Copenhagen.)
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pleasure to have this beer, spot on the style. Reddish brown, no head in sight. A nose of fruit, chocolate, sherry, mild booziness. Soft mouthfeel; rich malting. Very drinkable, hops are felt mid-sip through the finish. Lovely.Bottle from Premiere Gourmet.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark bronze with a slightly rocky tan coloured head. Aromas are dominated by roasted grain with some caramel / tofe in support. Flavours show minimal sweetness with lots of the roasted character and some smoke coming through. Some head from the alcohol near the finish. Medium mouthfeel.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of scotch ale aroma. Nice caramelized malt aroma. Deep amber-red color. Lots of caramel malt flavor. No alcohol flavor. This is a very nice Scotch Ale. Plenty of malty richness. You could tell this beer’s style blindfolded. It is what this style is supposed to be.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep russet/coppery colour with a purplish tinge and a greenish mocha head. Points for good use of the rainbow.
Sweet smelling herbal licorice, chocolate and toffee apples. Not overwhelming aromas, subtle but gratifying.
Tastes herbal initially and a twist of bitterness receding into sweet warmth, caramel and coffee. Good body but not cloying or sickly. Pleasant, but not dominant. A soft cuddly teddy of a beer.
Nickls (2062) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at argo0 tasting. Clearer light, bright brown. Earthy, slight peat, some malty sweetness and raisins in the aroma. Taste is less fruity than the aroma, touch of smoke, and bitter roast finish. Slick with vibrant carbonation.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is full of dried fruits, toffee and chocolate. Almost cookie-like. Loads of dried fruits in the taste, with chocolate and earthy spices coming through. Maybe marzepan ? Enjoyable