matbli (245) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 550 ml, pours clear amber with strong, pillowy and long lasting creamy coloured head. Aroma of raisins toffee, vanilla and oak wood. Not very complex but pleasant aroma. In taste sweetness goes fluently over into some light bitterness with a slightly tart accent. Besides the sweetish beginning the ale is quite dry. When it warms up a little bit it gains additionaly some tannin a wine notes.
ianwelby (1077) - SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze beer with a thin, white head. Malty, caramel aroma. Looks and smells unremarkable but taste-wise it’s the business. Malt, caramel, rich fruit with a touch of bitterness as well. A properly beefy, hearty beer. But for the strength I could drink this all day.
minutemat (4173) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle. Pours mahogany with good ivory head. Massive oak influence with berries and slight sherry warmth with a hint of aunty marjory’s trifle. A classic.
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle pours hazy Amber with a off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, oak and grains. Taste is oak, raisins, plums and toffee.
Jow (3384) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Ruby murky pour small beige head. Nose is of dried fruits, malt, and wood. Tastes of plums, caramel, raisins, malt, woody, some red fruits. Zippy and fruity finish. Tasty beer.
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 550 ml bottle.
Appearance: Dark amber brown, small cream colored head.
Aroma: Boozy and raisins.
Taste: Fruits, dark and sweet.
Palate: Medium bodied.
Overall: I wanted to like it more but just didn’t love it. Pretty good.
tekstr1der (349) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Immediately one of my favorites, after already-high expectations from the rest of this brewer’s lineup.
Slightly cloudy mahogany pour in a tulip, holding a clingy finger of dense foam. The aromas of raisin, prune, and caramel seem a mix of elements from my two favorite styles: dopplebock and belgian quad. Indeed, I already know this is a favorite before tasting, but the flavor only reinforces the sweet, ripe-dark-fruit flavors and clean non-cloying finish. Wish I’d bought more than one. Back to the store...
jmgreenuk (7479) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is sweet malt, light spice, rich red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a rich alcoholic bitter, smooth fruity light liqourice palate. Full to medium bodied with soft carbonation. A real winter warmer.
SarkyNorthener (3985) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to s_Hartshorne, cheers Shane. Ruby amber beer with small head. Aroma of toffee and malts. Taste is malts, toffee, some spice and fruity. Very good.
RichTheVillan (6539) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from s_hartshorne cheers Shane; clear amber pour with a thin beige head, aroma has dark fruits and some wood, taste has red fruits, sweet caramel.