drdisque (621) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber poured in a tulip. Pours clear caramel. Flavor is weak caramel candy with a touch of booze and cinnamon. Thin mouthfeel. Not bad. Well balanced. Faint watery finish.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 7/17/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
fombe89 (387) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella @Big Joe Cafe. Gijon ............................................... 13/12/2014
johnnymusky (487) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liked this one nice flavor profile....a little sweet but yummy .........:-X...........
Chadski4 (160) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very fizzy. Bit of honey in nose and flavor is then balanced by a hoppy bitterness in the finish. Don’t associate its fizzy dryness with other winter warmers.
Pringao_Toribi (301) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: silken-smooth malty beer.
Aroma: exceptionally good malty aroma.
Taste: medium sweet.
Palate: least liquory than expected from a strong ale, very smooth and drinkable.
sturmthis (853) - 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 (5692) - 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 (425) - 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 (782) - 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.