madmitch76 (17487) - , 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.
Travlr (15102) - 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 (12138) - 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.
bu11zeye (12112) - 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 (11960) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, 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.
jtclockwork (10441) - , 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.
Sammy (9322) - 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.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, 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.
crossovert (8851) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a clear copper color with a soapy white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.
The smell is nice. It has notes of port, cocoa, dark malts, and some earthiness.
The flavor is a bit bigger. The port comes through a bit more with a vinous taste along with some other fruits. There is also some vanilla and a brown ale-like base. The bitterness is low.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it is nice and drinkable.