Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark copper with a large brownish head. Sweet aroma - a bit of burnt brown sugar. Heavy maltiness on the tongue that soon is in battle with a hoppiness. Well balanced with a residue of bitterness and dark chocolate.
Strong, full bodied, but the alcohol taste remains hidden.
mtangel (8) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark Amber Brown with slight head. Slightly sweet aroma. The flavor is smooth and sweet with a strong caramel and toffee undertone leading to a dry finish.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from local Yamaya.Massively malty nose, rich and earthy, with crushed dark fruit, and some smokey notes. Bright cherry red/brown color. Sweet and complex initial, with raisins, plums, spice, and licorice. Bitterness is subtly present throughout. Medium-heavy and a bit thick on the tongue. Very nice stuff. Maybe a bit overly sweet, but it is delicious.
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CP&K, 24/04/15.
Rich chestnut brown with a well appointed beige cap that retains well.
Nose is light smoke, biscuit, toffee, dark fruit rinds, light treacle, earthy vibes.
Taste comprises lightly smoked malt, trace of cocoa powder, sweet’n’sour notes, toffee, biscuit, light wood.
Medium bodied, fine carbonaton, light bitterness in the close.
Decent stuff, good balance, one of the best I’ve had from this style.
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Cloisters. Pours dark ruby brown. Nose is malts, sweet caramel, spices. Taste is very malty, bready, caramel, nuts, dried fruits, wood.
heyden (82) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully made, super smooth and no off notes. Ruby red. Malty complex caramel whisky taste and nose, but without the harshness. B
AgentAle (989) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is honey, brown sugar, roasty malts. Taste is sweet dark malts with a light yeastiness and slight sulphur body. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
spacecube (1220) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, pours dark ruby red with a small bubbly head. Caramel, toffee, roasted malt, with dried fruit, raisin, nutty notes. Medium bodied with a thin texture, carbonation soft to flat, medium sweet with a light bitter finish.
RichTheVillan (4163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear dark mahogany brown pour with a frothy light tan head, dark fruit, autumn leaves and booze aroma, taste has toffee, some spice, caramel malts, a hint of chocolate, toffee apple, you can taste the booze, some woodiness, not normally into this style but this was very pleasant.
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a cloudy copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is swee and lightly boozy, with notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, licorice, raisins and spices. Taste is again sweet and bold with raisins, custard, apple pie, licorice, booze, dried oranges. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty but sweet
GMarini (7) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark strong espresso balanced by chocolaty malty sweetness. Some alcohol on the nose, along with liquorice and raisins. Very dark, very full bodied and smooth.