madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd June 2012
Hazy amber brown beer. Little pale tan head. Light toffee nose with a trace of tawny Port and oak barrel. Palate is light, semi dry and a little minerally. Light creamy malt with a little oak sweetness. Mild Tawny Port and toffee. Minerally crisp finish. Decent flavour but I wish it didn’t have thsi slightly tired feel.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare cream head. Aroma of apple, cinnamon, pear, and roasted nuts. Flavor of yeast, apple, caramel, and roasted nuts with a somewhat dry finish.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Small off-white head, hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, peach/nectarine, some earthy, honey, strawberry, acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, grape/strawberry, some caramel, light honey, peach. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Golden color, small off white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is butterscotch, vanilla. Simple and easy to drink.
bhensonb (9862) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. BA. WhooHa! Pours very hazy amber wth a transient head. Aroma is fruit, malt, and a light vinosity. Med body. Flavor is quite vinous, but it’s like wine diluted wth water so far as the vinosity goes. A bit of oak lurks in the back sides of the tongue. And the finish is malt and port. Weird. It fiishes dry and oaky.Quite the unusual ale.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear amber with a medium-small, fizzy white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is solvent, acetone, fruity esters (dates, pear), alcohol, and spicy hops. Flavor is rather bland, though no solvent notes; bitter finish with some butter notes. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation, and dry.
Sammy (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Premiere trip. A rare New Zealand miss. Yeasty Its drinkable, there is some hops, Lots of foaming head, light yellow colour. Less than average mouthfeel.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. lifeless pour with a small off-white ring of a head. plum and orange gelatin chew (the semi-sour ones) nose with wood/port/oxidation evident. chewy and gelatinous up front with mild fizziness and a small bit of acid especially evident late under and on the edges of the tongue. vinous, yes, but not really that palatable.
GT2 (7106) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL thanks to argo0. Pours a clear orange amber with a diminishing tan head. Aroma of toffee, sweet cherries. Taste is sweet cherries, light chocolate, sweet candies. Palate is dry and a bit chalky.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber. White head. Nose/taste of oak, fuggles, hops and malted barley. Slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body.