gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500 ml bottle at Haket, Göteborg) Clear copper color, tan head. Fresh fruity and hoppy scent, a bit grainy. Also sweet. Bitter taste, also sweet and fruity. Bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
thomat (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a small, off-white head. Malty and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and spices. Medium body with a slightly dry aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This English Strong Ale pours a medium orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, some sweetness with a touch of hops. Medium bodied English Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and semi-sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Lots of caramel and sweet malt flavors. The citrusy aspect comes out after it warms a bit. Decent beer, a nice session ale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery orange, with a white head. Spicy, slightly fruity aroma. Flavor is surprisingly fruity and citrusy, with a noticable hop presence. Tasty and quaffable.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle Amber body with a thick foamy head. Nose-bready, light cherry cough syrup, light raw dough. Taste-toffee, light chocolate powder, light strawberry, raw on the back end, unrefined, dry mouthfeel, sawdust, unpleasant rough raw mouthfeel. Not pleasant flavor. Yuck. Smoke, wood, mild char. Could not finish the whole bottle.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. Pours a perfect amber color with a nice off white and yellow-tinged head. Has a medium palate with a nice medium bodied roasted-ness. The hop bitterness is simple, but adequate. Has a bit of a chocolate finish.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, courtesy of Harry. Slight hops, mild grassy notes, some light malt and very slight skunk in aroma. Glowing orange, medium white head. Decent taste - sweet, fruit. Sub standard English Strong Ale.
nearbeer (4608) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml, bb F09. Clear amber with a medium-sized and lasting head. Faint biscuit and spicy fruit aroma is clean and inoffensive, if not particularly noteworthy. Well-balanced flavor is delicate mix of toasted nut, earthy-spiced apple, bitter green herbs, and dry wood. Palate is light medium and smooth, with nice dryness and tingle on the end. Decent session ale that could have its place.
blankboy (7044) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear orange with a large lasting frothy white head. Aroma’s sweet and malty along with some hops, spices and oranges. Flavour’s malty but not as sweet along with some grain, a hint of fruit and some floral hops. Average bodied. Eh, not very exciting, it’s alright.
larsniclas (6441) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a creamy, off-white head.
Some toffee in a cereal aroma.
Some toffee and slightly perfume-ish flavour. SOme sweet maltiness but overall a very bland beer.