Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is excellent and complex.
It’s very dark ruby red with a medium off-white head that shrinks steadily to a foamy ring and wispy top with a little lace.
The aroma is subdued but good. It’ssweet and fruity, dried figs, ripe plums, stewed pears, and toasty grain.
The taste is excellent, restrained yet still fairly assertive, well-rounded and balanced with some complexity. Raisiny and a little spicey, it has stewed, caramelised pears, hint of dried fig, fruity grain, toastiness, hint of pepper, and a little light red wine. Sweetness is consistent and balanced with light bitterness and spicey warmth. Aftertaste is caramelised toast and fresh plums. All is well-integrated and well-rounded, smooth and drinkable.
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Toronado SF. Pours clear copper with a creamy tan head. Toasted caramel and grains in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, some raw sugary aspect, grainy brown bread, mild leafy bitterness, toffee. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish, more simple bread, earth, leaves, toffee. So so.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong oak, dark fruit, wood. Light mouth, dark fruit, strong oak, dry, good.
VsXsV (3920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Toronado SF. Almost clear deep brown liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of toast, dried fruit, light grain, roasted malt and pears. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toast, dried fruit and pears. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Hazy amber pour with lacy white head. Aroma is nutty, nice malt raisins, very toasty. Taste is malty but not sweet, rich toasted malt flavors, light yeasty fruitiness. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Very tasty.
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Dark roasty notes. Deep jet brown with a small off white head. Dark sweet malts, light mud and mores sweet malts.
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour, beige head. Sweet dried fruits, figs, dates, brown sugar, not overly sweet. Tasty.
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Copper color, white head. Aroma has sweet malts, burnt sugar, plums. Sweet body, plums, fruits, smooth.
BrewHaMeister (427) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap poured clear copper with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of sweet plums, vanilla, and grains. Flavor is creamy.
batneil (617) - - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown in colour with a creamy white head. Very smooth taste, with a little fizz. Really tasty.
dfearnley (1805) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster at RR brewpub
Heavy malt and a little yeast.
Clear, dark amber with a thin creamy eggshell head. Taste is booze, slight sourness, chocolate.