beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden-amber color. Small but persistent head. Nice lace down the glass. Aroma is malty, caramelly, with notes of licorice and hints of soft alcohol. Flavor is a very nice malt sweetness, with significant licorice liquor character. Very sweet, but not cloying. Aftertaste is pleasant sweetness, but balanced by the dryness of the alcohol. By far the best of the Elf series!
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is fruity, caramel, nutty, taste is similar, quite boozy.
Beerhunter111 (9285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Hermod, many thanks! (2012 Vintage Ale) Fast klare orangegoldene Farbe, wenig beiger Schaum. Geruch intensiv süß malzig, holzg, reifes Obst, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack süß, holzig, sehr reife Früchte, mild, Vanille, alkoholisch, schwer trinkbar!
erickok (4016) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown body and very small head. Very punchy, strong fermentation aromas, fruits, concentrated sugar. Very sweet, luscious, delicious too. Overdone and I an loving it. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
guzgorog (399) - FRANCE - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde/rousse/rouge, pas de mousse au versage, mais elle apparaît petit à petit alimentée par un tas de petites bulles qui s’extraient doucement du liquide, très étrange. Puis quand on goûte, on comprend mieux, le corps est très dense, même pas liquoreux mais carrement siropeux, les bulles ont du mal à s’échapper de cette mélasse. Pour le reste, c’est moins interssant : nez de bonbon harlequin, banane, caramel, bois. Bouche très sucrée, bonbon, bois, banane. Surprenant mais pas fabuleux...
bluejacket74 (1466) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle, 2013 vintage, label stamp says best before 16 09 23. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with maybe a quarter inch off-white head that didn’t stay around for very long. There’s a decent amount of lacing. The aroma starts off boozy, with some toffee, candied oranges, stone fruit and some caramel malt noticeable. The taste is mainly sweet and boozy, it tastes like dried fruit (stone fruit and dark fruit), booze, and bready malt. The booziness just seems worse the longer I drink this, and unfortunately so does the overall flavor of this brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s syrupy and coating with moderate carbonation. This isn’t bad, but it wasn’t exactly good either. Maybe it needs more age on it, who knows. It’s worth trying once, but I likely wouldn’t buy this again.
Frank (3204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This seems to be sold as something of a novelty but what do I know. It is orange w/ a small head. Its nose is kind of spicy, fruity w/ a touch of ginger and pear. It is a bit piny and very sweet and quite heavy across the palate. I wouldn’t say this is horrible but I do not honestly see myself ever drinking it again intentionally.
daniele (6056) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2014 Bel ambrato praticamente piatta noso maltao frutta secca leggero solvente frutta disidratata discreto corpo leggero liquoroso discreta secchezza buon amaro
AshtonMcCobb (3400) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Bottle Bank.
Appearance - amber with a thin head.
Nose - rich orange but the malt in the background has just a hint of cardboard coming from it - all the same, inviting.
Taste - orange blossom honey.
Palate - rich and full bodied with a big rich texture and and sweet but still fairly balanced finish.
Overall - it’s a big beast and it’s enjoyable.
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/7/2012. From bottle. Light orange color with a white head. Sweet boozy aromas with caramel, dried fruit and yeast. Sweet, sticky flavors, oily texture, boozy and out of balance.
TorbenH (908) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden, amber, clear, white foam, roasty, herbs, caramel, bread, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,