tfontana (224) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Bottle from Epsom Cirlce Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is yeasty, malty with a bit of chocolate and fruit. Appearance is clear orange/light brown with good bubbles and a two-finger off white creamy looking head with good retention and fair lacing. Taste is good balance of sweet and bitter, not as complex as the aroma. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, soft carbonation, and minimally bitter moderately long finish. Overall, an enjoyable beer that is on the lighter side for a winter brew and is not so filling.
Milter (416) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
God engelsk strong ale. Flot farve og skum. Lidt for dyr. Alt i alt en forfriskende øl
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a very clear copper color with a large white head, and the aroma blends earthy and floral hops, orange zest, and caramel malts. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and a touch sweet with an aftertaste that is reminiscent of earthy hops and a subtle fruitiness. The palate fuses a slick texture, soft carbonation with a bite, and a medium-light body.
arminjewell (8759) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of bottle, slightly hazy orange-red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon into some dark fruits, touch of slight white fruit in there as well. Taste was a mix of white fruit, orange, dark fruits into a bit of cinnamon, hints of toffee and caramel, finishing sweet.
Pumpkin87 (160) - - APR 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange-amber with thin off-white head that leaves only minor skim.
Nose has a bit of malt sweetness with grassy/herbal notes. Taste adds toast, stone and nuts, perhaps a suggestion of dried fruit.
Sometimes beer reviews seem to grope for adjectives, seeking hints of flavor that may be imaginary. Really, there’s not much complexity here. This isn’t a bad drink by any means, but it doesn’t say winter or fireplace or anything in particular.
Ardel1991 (114) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klarowne, bursztynowe z kremową pianą. Aromaty słodowe, karmelowe, lekko owocowe. W smaku karmel, delikatna suszona śliwka. Piwo trochę kwaśne z lekką goryczką.
SlimHabib (323) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Clear dark golden with an off white creamy head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel and bread. Thick full body. Light bitter, light salty, and a medium sweet taste.
ttoadee (1033) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber pour, fairly quick head. Nose is malt and Yorkshire yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is solid malt backbone, apricots, and more signature yest from the "squares" flavor. Finish is warm and malty. Held on to this one a little bit, and it was pretty good.
AdiBeer (2311) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense caramel, bread, grain malts. Appearance: clear amber, medium, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense malts, grain, bread, light caramel, lively carbonation, light, dry finish. Overall: decent English Strong Ale, a pleasant drink. Bottle from Utobeer, London Bridge.
edsspoon (788) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle -rusty red with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of fruits, malts and a little blackcurrant. Taste of blackcurrant, light spices and malts. Medium body, medium carbonation.