OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
550ml bottle served in a Sam Adams Perfect pint glass.
A - Pours a hazy copper brown with 2.5 fingers of cream colored head.
S - Toasted/burnt caramel, sweet nut bread, hints of oak wood, incredible aroma.
T - Dense toasted caramel malt, slight tart fruit notes, dark sweet bread, toffee, mild wood flavors.
M - Medium body with fizzy carbonation.
Very complex nose and delicate but bold malt flavors. Truly enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
unclemike (1925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky medium copper pour with a long lasting off white head. Pleasant aroma of toffee, brandy, caramel and a wee bit of alcohol. Full-bodied flavor with a lot of caramel, toffee, baked brown bread and brandy. Thick rich mouthfeel. would make an excellent winter warmer.
MaartenRF10 (1197) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Vlaamsche Reus. Cloudy tawny portlike colour, small off white head. Aroma of raisins, black fruit and some oak. Taste has a lot if raisins, black fruit, some oak aging, hint of vanilla, malt. Good beer!
Lowenbrau (1054) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Caramel, fruity aromas, some raisins. POurs amber-reddish, quite clear, with nice creamy off-white head, persistent. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy texture. Taste quite malty, some caramel sweet, some fruity and some hints of wood. Quite balanced. Enjoyable.
Glouglouburp (5613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A fluffy caramelized, fruity and woody copper ale. Enjoyable sweet beer.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed a few months after purchase.
The look: Mostly clear copper body topped by a medium beige head.
In long: Nose is toasted, caramelized, a Home Depot store wood smell. Taste is creamy fluffy caramel, juicy ripe fruits, earth, woody flavor feeling like sawdust. Plenty of soft bubbles creating a full but light creamy mouthfeel. On the minus side it is a ver simple beer, not much complexity here, a bit too sweet for me. But on the plus side it is very cohesive beer, refreshing flavors despite the sweetness and it has a pleasant mouthfeel. The good outweighs the bad, an enjoyable beer. Samuel Smiths, brewing beer in Yorkshire England for over 250 years, and sometimes I wonder if the person who invented the beer remembers the night he invented beer or if he blacked out and never realized what he did.
hayduke (2963) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the esbls tasting in Wood River Illinois. Pours a cloudy red amber coloe with and off white head. Nose of ripe fruit some figs and raisin. Medium body. Flavor of o rich caramel malts and some oak Finishes with some sour notes. Quite tasty
Jamesthebrit (54) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a english pint. Paired with pizza. :)
Aroma is light but it may be because of the glassware selection. Boozy. Oaky. Earthy.
Appearance is interesting. Hazy oak brown. Like... dirty or something. It looks fun.
Taste is amazing. A great balance of oaken booze with some fruit notes, like plumb and currant. A bit of hops. Boozy kick has a fresh finish.
P: Interesting on the palate. Great flavor development. Boozy but the finish is very smooth and fresh.
This beer is amazing. It has all the qualities of a long barrel aged beer but also brings a great freshness and drinkability. Reminds me of an easier to drink JW Lees. Has all the great qualities but does it better.
vipinvelp (1223) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper amber with small off-white foam head. Aroma is bit weak. Taste is quite different, different mixture. Little fruity, little scotch, little woody. Aftertaste is long lasting, barley, woody. (Velp 201304)
Finhead (922) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brownish-orange pour with a white head. The aroma has a somewhat wine-like quality with grape and mild apple. It has a light, thin body with soft carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some noticeable alcohol.
mcox90 (1285) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550ml bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a 1/2" of off white head. Head recedes quickly leaving minimal lace. Aroma has a lot going on. Quite fruity with scents of raisin, date, fig and herbil hops, all with a wonderful woody undertone. Taste imparts both sweet, with some brown sugar, caramel and toffee, and sour with an oaken acidity that creates an interesting balance. Towards the full side in body with smoothness that demands savoring. Very nice indeed.