alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma after some swirling gave sweet fruity and malty notes enhanced with vanilla and a touch of wood. The flavor is caramel malts, ripe fruits, apple cider, vanilla and some wood. Medium bodied; the alcohol remains hidden.
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Pours a dark amber with a creamy off-white head. Nose of dark fruits, sweet malts and alcohol. Deep flavor, rife with toffee, vanilla, spices and raisins, along with quite detectable whiskey. Sweet and warm finish. A nice beer overall. (3.6)
Update: Shared a bottle at The Rake in London and really enjoyed it. A solid strong ale. (4.0)
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo. Pours a cloudy, rusty brown with a 2 finger thick beige head. Some raisins, dates and clove spice in the nose. Flavor starts with fruit then gives way to a strange metallic acidity with some faint barrel notes. A little over rated for $12.99 a bottle.
drjay44 (3407) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml. bottle. Vintage 2008. Pours an initially large off white head, which gradually collapses over a clear dark amber (SRM 10) body.........nose is caramel/toffee, bit of cheese, and light dried fruits......taste initially is sweet malt with a bit of toffee/caramel, then dried cherry and raisin, followed by light hop bitterness, alcohol and wood both are well hidden.....mouth feel is medium to slightly chewy, carbonation low. This is a very subtle beer. Every thing balances out nicely, and is done with a very gentle hand. It has all of the qualities it should, and is not over done. BJCP 7/3/15/5/7
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, via trade with sprinkle, orange amber colored with bubbly foam, aroma of caramelly sour fruit, flavors of caramel with sour fruit and some watery malt
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a pleasant white head. Aroma consists of caramel, bread, resin, raisins, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is cloyingly sweet which tastes almost sour and has a little bitterness present with the alcoholic yet lively mouth feel.
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown with a dense yellow head. Fruity aroma of peach, mango, pineapple, raisins and a bit of oak and smoke. Sweet sugarish flavour with a dry bitterness.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ibrew2or3 for this one.
A: Pours light orange with a rather small head.
S: Sweet malt aromas with notes of brown sugar and light booze.
T: Sweet candy malt, caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Light oak from the barrel.
M: Medium in body, pretty nicely carbonated.
D: Not too bad. Worth a try.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a an amber body with an off white head. Oak y body with dark fruit raisins, dates, light fig and some vanilla hints, the aroma is nice with just a hint of astringency. A bit rough around the edges showing a bit too much etoh with a light vodka esk booziness with mild fruit tones and toffee. Decent offering.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [550ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a deep amber with an average size mostly-lasting creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit, a hint of nuts and some booze. Flavour of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Very good, well done.