Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is a great ale of top quality. Lots of depth and interesting flavors. I would like to age one of these further to see how it develops.
laiti (3935) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
55 cl bottle (9,0%) @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Rated on 01.10.2009
Aroma has toffee, oaky notes, vanilla, raisins and hints of alcohol. Flavour is rather high on oaky notes. Also some toffee typical to English ales, raisins, caramel, alcohol and hints of vanilla. Too stinging flavour, I was expecting better balance here.
berkshirejohn (3648) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle from The Naked Grape, Alresford, ABV 9%, my 100th North Yorkshire rating. Pours a glorious pale copper colour with a thin cream coloured head; the aroma is rich and vinous, with a touch of cherry; the cherries are obvious in the mouth as well - reminding me of the orginal Tunes - but there’s also a thick oily body below which the alcohol is barely hiding; giving a warming finish with some dry, vanilla oak, and a hint to sip the rest slowly rather than to gulp this done. Certainly a beer to experience, but probably not too frequently.
dynamiteninja (1114) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Murky amber body with a thin white head with poor retention. Hoppy, citrus from English hops, orange, oak, spice, chocolate, red fruit, Mascharino cherries.Sweet, with a dry finish.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy dark amber color with a small. Dark fruits, sweet malts, can really feel the alcohol in this one. Flavor is sweet malts, some light roasted notes, dark and dried fruits. Alcohol is extremely noticeable here. Not exactly my thing, though it could have been my attempt at doing all 500ml myself. Had it been a 12oz bottle, things may have turned out differently.
Jpflanz (5) - - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An amazing strong ale. Pours a cinnamon brown with balanced oak aroma and salty taste.Medium body, with lively, but not overwhelming carbonation. Longlasting finish that makes you want to sip it like a fine scotch. Can’t wait to have another.
kimjongill (180) - - JAN 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark amber/brown color with tan head. slightly fruity aroma. Tastes of wood and fruit. This was not at all what I’d hoped.
jeremyh70 (352) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark amber with finger of head, nice lacing and good carbonation. Tropical fruit aroma with sweet malt and toffee. Oak and vanilla combine with tropical fruit in the taste. Quite nice and leans more toward the sweet side. Mouthfeel bit on the thin side but ok. I really liked it and would drink again.
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kambei70 (303) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit smell, banana and apple. Slight alcohol taste with oak. Good would try again.
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Shooter42 (73) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good ale that tastes and drinks a lot like a barley wine. Poured with an amazing head of tight creamy bubbles. However, probably not worth the price point.