jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy amber/orange pour, minimal head. Aroma has lots of spice, a little fruit and caramel. Sweet taste, flavors follow the aroma.
superspak (3618) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/10/2011. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, plum, pear, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, plum, pear, apple, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, light fruits, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/silky/buttery mouthfeel that is okay. Feels too thin for an English ale of this ABV. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid English strong ale style. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
MisoW (2417) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours golden color, white head. Aroma of malty, citrusy, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, malty, citrusy, sugary, caramel.
GnarlyGnome (815) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: nothing to write home about. has some nice fruity hops and a balanced sweet malty body. Nothing that I can really say about this other than "meh".
malrubius (2186) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 18, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle as gift. Orange gold with ring and lace. Butterscotch and rubbing alcohol aroma. Butterscotch honey peach syrup with herbal bitterness. Fairly full thick body. Fine carbo. Lingering butterscotch rubbing alcohol. Pretty fucking gross. Can’t imagine anyone drinking this by choice.
geologyguy (1035) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell is a mix between malty dark fruits and light citrus hops, appearance is slightly cloudy, taste is heavier on hops than malt..60-40 citrus and sweet malt, unique mix, both bold and flavorful... Wish it was a touch less hoppy and maybe and even smaller margin of less sweet
ManVsBeer (6255) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Golden-amber with a very thin head. It’s clearly strong tasting, but it’s not a strength that feels overbearing and there’s quite a tasty fruitiness to be had from drinking this seasonal ale. There’s fruit in its aroma too.
Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is mostly malts. Flavor is sweet malts with alcohol and some hops. Decent.
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a great copper color with thin white head. Aroma is booze, candy sugar , solvent, and stone fruit. Taste is harsh chemicals, solvent, booze, and harsh hop bitterness. Med + mouthfeel. Overall not good. Drain pour
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tinylightsrecs (379) - - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received as a gift. Pours a deep orange colour. Good bready flavour, possible hints of lemon/cloves. Unexpected and enjoyable
crossovert (9748) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Nice caramel and toffee up fornt but the finish is very vegetal and marmitey.