jocavalieri (3) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong paladar, great colour. Expect. Little bit more aroma as is oak aged.
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KevinfromNH (11) - Concord, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow, what a huge disappointment. I love all of Sam Smiths other offerings and had waited years to finally try this one. Take a bottle of Old Speckled Hen and drop half a shot of Jim Beam into it and that’s what this beer is. What a mess. One of the only $15 beers I’ve ever poured out.
WheatKing (1236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber, nice white head. Nose is berry, metallic hops, caramel, some paper. Flavour has caramel with some dark fruit, a bit papery but I guess oxidization doesn’t really hurt this style of beer as it does others... better than greenness. Yeah, fine, the metallic hops here weren’t as apparent as in their pale ale.
DocJitsu (824) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy honey-amber color with a an large light tan head. Some tart fig in the nose. A bit of a harsh assault on the palate. Some creamy toffee underlies tart fig. Faint, very faint notes of oak on the back end.
Addendum: this beer really needs to settle and warm a bit. It becomes much less lively and the oak comes through some more.
Paincane (127) - Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque copper colored body w/ creamy tan head. Caramel, oak, fruit & bread aromas. Toffee, raisin, fruit & biscuity malt flavors. Excellent.
Lagerboy (1171) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml bottle. Unclear medium-dark copper, big tan foam settles and rings out. Sweet vanilla boozy malty aroma. Sweet and rich medium roast malt taste, vanilla/toffee/caramel/treacle, dark fruits, oaky whisky. Softer than average carbonation, medium-full bodied, low hopped. Becomes a bit vinous, long and strong boozy finish, what an Imperial I&G original might taste like. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lot of British beer character: bread, caramel, toffee, butterscotch. Just a little bit of dark fruit. Not much hop character. Overly sweet, and not really my style of beer.
hohops (211) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass. appearance is dark brown, slightly amber, with a large, lasting, fluffy white head. Aromas of brown bread, almonds, honey glaze, hints of dark fruits, cherries, fruit cake. Taste is fruit cake again, cherry brandy, marzipan and almond, rum and raisin ice cream, a bit of treacle toffee. Nice smooth blend of flavours, and you only notice the alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied. Really quite tasty and delicious.
s_hartshorne (1007) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bier huis ossett 2012 8% version. Hazy red amber colour beige head low retention. Aroma is rich fruitcake. Taste is great fruitcake fruit some woody notes nice malts slight alcohol warmth. Nice smooth body great mouthfeel soft carbonation. Excellent English strong ale quality.
zgaier (1315) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a orange brown with an off white head and sweet aroma of oak and fruits. Taste is sweet, nice oaky and fruit notes with toffee, caramel, raisans, and light alcohol with a long, warming oak finish.