ALLOVATE (2769) - Perth, - NOV 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Finally ventured beyond the void and purchased a bottle of this one, so here goes...
Into a snifter at just on cool. Bright copper with fine carbonation that is hasty in its ascent. Head little more than a wafer thin, compact pad of white that does hold. Biscuity sweet, malty and edged by notes of Ceylon tea, pumpernickel, burnt toast, rolled oats and puffed wheat is the breakfast cereal-esque aroma - drabby and stale. Unremarkable and honestly ho hum on the palate had me asking ’is this it!?’ Creamy, frothy, light and unconsuming on the palate. Burnt fruit dominates and is long lasting. Candyish but on the scorched side. Burnt toast, light tannins, overbrewed Earl grey and then its oily in the finish to boot. Residuallly sweet and sticky and generally not much fun to drink. ’I was up here now I am down there’ type of beer. Disappointing! ( 12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
migwell (207) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a tall tulip. Surprising, almost unique, flavors evident on the first sip. Color of a dark honey, aroma of sweet malt and bread. Very smooth, rounded nut-like flavor. Malty, floral hops, sweetness, creamy texture, quite complex, easy to drink, tastes and looks more like an amber ale than anything else, I would certainly drink this one again.
ALIBALI (27) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
EIN HELLER BOCK!!!!!!! WAHNSINN!!!!!!! So malzig,hoppy und rundum lecker. Sehr eigenwillige Interpretation eines deutschen Klassikers. Die Rogue Brewery spricht übrigens von einem Maibock!!!!!!!& HELL YEAH!!!!!! Flasche von Beyond Beer HH 2 Euro 0,33.
drmet (613) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
-pours a hazy amber-red with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose with a toasty finish
-low to medium bitterniss
-light to medium,creamy body
This is not a Maibock,hell it’s not even a Lager.
Aside from that,a great Amber Ale though
CpyNPrnT (555) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes: sweet, malty, lots of body, a bit more balance with the alcohol would be nice.
xfire73 (61) - - JAN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma major of honey
taste a bit malty, lightly hoppy
lilsummerlil (9) - THAILAND - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The taste isn’t too bitter and no after taste which pretty good for me. Aroma itself isn’t hoppy.
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bubbly fluffy head, hazy deep orange color, biscuity fruity aroma, biscuity jammy flavor with some honey in the back, herbal bitterness, a bit too sweet. Decent.
fampro621 (2) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Introduced to this at a local pub that had it on draft. Now one of my top picks, i just wished that in the northeast it wasn’t considered such a premium brand at typically close to $14 a 6 pack. Highly recommend visiting one of their bars in Portland, OR - enjoyed a flight and still come back to this.
Headbanger (3655) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 1/12/16 (Old Notes)-Pours copper with a decent head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and slight dark fruit. Taste of the same with a bit of grass and biscuit. This medium bodied brew is well done.
Senka (999) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35.5cl Pours clear orange, with thin head, that goes immediately. Fain aroma of caramel and some malts. Slightly sweet, medium bitter, with some clear caramel and candy sugars. Reminds a bit of faro with extra ABV. Medium bodied, smooth with some sharp alcohol bites. Not fizzy in the glass, but livens up in the mouth. A pleasant drink overall.