cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, - JUL 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan head ... soft toffee malt ... little creamy caramel nose ... soft toffee fruits ... dull toffee ... light bitter
solidfunk (3817) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of stale hops in this, which certainly makes it better than your average amber. Stale hops is way too much of the focus though. Pours golden amber with good head and lacing. Tap at Black Squirrel.
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Malty burnt toffee nose, sweet burnt toffee taste with dry bitter finish.
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery pour, a bit cloudy, with a creamy off white head. Caramel, pine, orange, spice aromas. Taste is caramel, citrus, pine. Long bitter finish.
Darkmagus82 (860) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass.
Appearance - A nice hazy rusty brown color with a longinsh lasting billowing cream head.
Smell - Can smell a nice piney hop aroma, very appropriate for a Christmas brew
Taste - It had a decent hop bite, but not what I expected. Expected something with a little more sweetness for the red ale style, but this had little.
Mouthfeel - For a "private reserve" would expect something with a little more heartiness, not watery, but possibly could have used a bit more body.
Overall - Worth trying, but one I would forgo in the future. If I want something hoppy I would rather have a traditional or black IPA over this.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from the Bottle Stop. poured a murky red amber with a medium to thick pale yellow off white head. Anything with an aroma of chinook and centennial is likely to do it for me. Hints of blackberry jam, some spice, malts. Flavour has some hops and a little bitterness, some spice. It’s ok but didn’t do it for me.
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cervesa aromàtica, però també molt maltosa, té un toc a anís.
Cerveza aromática, pero también muy maltosa, tiene un toque a anís.
giancarloh (50) - - APR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good ale but it seems that is part of the hole bunch don't taste the difference with others of this type would recommend
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great seasonal beer! Its a smooth flavor with great balance of malts and hops, not bad at all
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Alpha10 (320) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/04/10 - Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a small, fizzy, khaki coloured head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel, honey, pine, citrus and mild roast. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, mild citrus, pine and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation and a long, bitter, earthy finish. Nicely balanced.
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Gurthnar (1626) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is hoppy, resiny, light roasted, light caramel. Quite clear reddish amber colour. Taste is well balanced, caramel and roasted malts play with moderate bitterness, hops flavour is earthy-zesty. Very harmonic. Body is a bit thinner than it could be. Long dry hoppy earthy finish.