reviled (13) - Auckland, - FEB 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a minimal head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, caramel, toffee, lots of things going on here. Taste is roasted malt with a nice bitterness. Toffee, raisins, choc and some hints of smoke. Awesome mouthfeel, nice and thick. A really unique beer!
bakerjw (3) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 500ml on 8/27/2015. Very dark red/brown color, malty aroma. Very big in the mouth, caramel and earthy tones, and a nice finish.
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear amber beer with an beige head. Malty caramell citrus aroma. Malty fruity caramell citrus flavour.
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Malty with a reasonable medium body. Not as complex as I anticipated and not quite as interesting as some of their other beers but still worth trying.
thebeertourist (5131) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Tapa Room, Marylebone. Burgundy brown, small head. Good fruity caramel, biscuits flavours, plums. Good bitter-sweet balance. Very good.
zacgillbanks (3347) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. A very dark red-brown coloured beer that pours with a rapidly disappearing white head. It has a rich red fruit and oak flavour, smoked beechwood and vanilla notes followed by burnt currants, toffee and whisky on the smooth finish. Excellent!
rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear amber beer with a small beige head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, bready, biscuits, caramel, some citrus. Malty fruity aroma, caramel, raisins, citrus, some grapes. Quite ok.
vanvenlo (1468) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 East of Everything ontap(30-Jun-2015)Sweet malt fruit herbal aroma.Brown red,sheet lace&good head.Sweet malt peat biscuit malt,spice wood flavour.Fruit vanilla malt finish&herbal fruit wood aftertaste.
colui72 (326) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown amber pour with minimal beige head. Sweet aroma, caramel, raisins. Taste is overall sweet and roasty. Medium-low bitter finish. A very nice comfort beer.
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2015
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 (2773) - 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.