sturmthis (703) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550ml bottle. Cooper color with thin head. Caramel flavor with some spices. A solid beer.
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thin white head that doesn’t last. Aromas are earthy hops, crystal malt, caramel. Taste has a dried peel thing going on, light spiced bitterness. Sticky finish. Ok.
benpickens (420) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with a fluffy head that leaves ample lacing and lasts well; caramel and crystal malt aromas with a dry finish
kdm1984 (741) - Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has that raisin bread quality of English ESBs. Smells and tastes quite similar to Fuller’s ESB. Much more like an ESB than a winter warmer.
George999 (188) - Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is Carmel, pout from the bottle is clear and Amber , taste is Carmel smooth and great carbonation, finish is slightly sweet
Alpha10 (382) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/12/14 - Pours a clear amber-copper colour with a fizzy, khaki head that quickly reduces. Aroma is caramel, sweet dark fruits, earthy hops and spices. Taste is sweet caramel, raisins, plumbs and gingerbread spices with some underlying earthy tones an a hint of booze. Mouthfeel is thin with smooth carbonation and a sweet, mildly warming finish. Nothing exceptional, but an ok brew that I would revisit.
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BucannonXC5 (981) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Type: 550-ml (18.6 oz.) bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Nov. 24, 2014
Consumed: Nov. 30, 2014
Misc.: Silver foil on head and neck of bottle
Poured a caramel, amber, clear color with two fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. A good amount of streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Average amount of retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled boozy caramel malts up front, which gave way to plum, dates, roasty malts, toasty nuts, earthy rye hops, and more sugary caramel. Booziness reminded me of Wild Turkey. (Smell - 3.38)
Tasted sugary caramel malts once again. Not as boozy as the nose. Also roasty malts, toasty nuts, raisins, dates, grainy rye malts, toast and slight rye whiskey. (Taste - 3.38)
Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, boozy, malty finish. (Feel - 3.38)
Nothing too special about this beer. I wouldn’t have it again. (Overall - 3.38)
3.40 78 B-
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is spicy, toffee, fruit, taste is crisp, toffee, light spice.
bubblehouse (578) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Probably my least favorite of all the sammies. Very light brown with a descent taste. Has a found place in the heart though.
Skinnyviking (7433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium high fluffy lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Dry and dusty roasted malt. Mild and sweet roasted malt flavor with a suitable amount of hops bitternes. High carbonation. Long finish.