chrisv10 (12181) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, fruit, spices, bitter and hops.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and toffee. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and alcohol. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a sweet finish.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall, another Scotch ale. Flavor is nutty and somewhat roasted. Finish is a touch bitter. Not a fantastic beer.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and lightly smoky nose, with some dark fruit and a touch of toffee. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of raisins, moderate smoke, lots of peat, very minerally.
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber, tan edge head. Aroma of caramel and pepper. taste is butterscotch and pepper. OK.
argo0 (11958) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light peat. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, light smoke. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a slightly hazy reddish orange color with a ring of head. Aroma is clay and crayon with a bit of paint. Flavor is nutty and dry, roasted in the lightest sense with some smoked peated notes.
saxo (14457) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, caramel, malt, wood and hops.
dbgnz (1) - Waiheke Island, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Favourite Renaissance brew. Enjoyed at Dodsons. Great malty, caramel, dark cocoa chocolate notes. Great changes between nose, taste and aftertaste. Woody floral nose. Fuller bodied, creamy, long finish.
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark amber with a creamy light coffee head. Aroma of sweetish malt with perhaps a touch of peat. Near full bodied. Flavors are anise, toffee, chocolate and a lot of roast malt. Don’t think there’s smoke though. Finishes on the sweet side, but not sticky. Fairly complicated stuff.