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.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, grape, bubble gum. Flavor is burnt caramel, brown sugar, black licorice and ash. Finish is dark grape, light tartness, red and black cherry. Lingering earth and fruit. Medium to full body, average carbonation. Solid!
Skarecrow (97) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle BB Jan 2017
Spicy clove malty nose.
Poured chestnut brown with creamy head.
Sweet slightly cloying upfront with strong cloves aftertaste.
Also got a slight oxidized cardboard note which is odd give BB is Jan 2017
A good beer to have with desert or with some oat cookies/cakes by the fire.
borre_m (1241) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours nutty brown. Aroma is malty, sweet, toffee, caramel. Taste is balanced, malty, toffee, caramel.
tfredvik (1671) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep copper body with a long-lived, eggnog head that leaves some lacing. Sweet, malty and quite strong aroma of lots of sweet caramel, lightly roasted malt and dark dried fruits. Some spiciness in the back. Strong flavour of sweet caramel, lightly roasted malt and caramelised almonds, with alcohol and anise and other spices with hints of christmas in the back. Moderate sweet taste with a long and moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Light malty dry finish. Lovely!
[33 cl bottle enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Florya (1618) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How : bottle Appearance : dark red with a small off-white head. Aroma : smoked meat, caramel, dried fruits, cherry, plums and woodchips. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.
Holmen1 (4694) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal (Asko Rogaland ølmesse): rødlig rav med ok skum. Bæraroma og smag med lav bitterhed og myk balance. Saftig.
gunnar (7652) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear deep amber with a small creamy head. Malty aroma, raisins and caramel. Taste is light sweet, more dry herbal and fruity hops, lingering dry finish, high carbonated, slick mouthfeel.
alexsdad06 (8678) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a clear auburn brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, toffee, toasted bread, earthy, raisins, some additional ripe fruits, decent Scotch Ale.
beerplace (525) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Jamey’s. Pours a clear dark copper with a weak tan head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, roasted malt, some woody notes. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, hoppy bitter, roasted malt. Hoppy bitter, roasted malt aftertaste. Good stuff.
Ktwse (3820) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy brown with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch, hazelnut and light citrus. Taste is sweet, mild burnt butter, light bitter finish. Body is light and creamy with soft carbonation.