tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
interesting beer nice dark pour lotsa foam, nose is odd sourish but hops in there. mild flavor for the alcohol, some oakeyness and dried fruits make this one id like to get and age
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a 2 finger creamy light tan head. The nose is oaky vanilla, light tobacco and caramel. The taste is raisins, caramel, wood and a touch of sour fruit with some alcohol in the finish. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer. Thanks again Dan!
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle: tulip: this brew smelled and tasted like a barley wine. The oak barrels really come through in this beer, loads of aged, dark sugars, roasted caramels, wood and tons of booze. Very hard on the senses, overload of taste, smell and feel. Deep, rich and complex almost syrupy in taste yet thin in body. Good beer... overwhelming is a good word.
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David Cohen. Hazy brown color with a beige head. Really rich, malty, honey-ish & caramelly aroma with dark fruits, vanilla and oak. Very sweet malty flavor with caramel, raisins, prunes, plums, alcohol, and a bitter spicy finish. Medium to full-bodied, slightly syrupy.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok aroma, sweet fruits (pear?). Appearance is good with very little head that dissipates quickly. Color is ruby red/copper. Very smooth mouthfeel. Sweetness grows as beer warms. This beer has a kick but the sweetness is weird and I don’t like it.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, I wanted to try this beer pretty bad so when I was sticker shocked by the price I had to buckle down and get it anyway. Curse-d $11.99 half liter. Pours deep copper with cherry red hues and firm light tan head. The aroma is sweet with a bit of booze, maple syrup, ripe cherries and sweet malts. The taste begins as sweet as the aroma smells with malts, maple syrup, a touch of vanilla, faint oak and some slick bourbon booze. It ends with some tasty caramel, slight roast and light amounts of sweet malts.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great beer from Samuel Smith. Pours a dark copper/brown with a pungent orange peel, clove, and nutmeg aroma. The flavor is very soft and delicate; like mild bread pudding with a touch of raisin. The bread flavor is pronounced. Very good, drink by itself or with a warm pastry.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours attractive clear ruddy brown with a thin cream colored head. Nose is sweet malt and some dried fruit. Same in the flavor with a sweet caramel like finish. Medium mouthfeel.
daniele (6656) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente note maltate leggero legno frutta alcolico lieve uva liquirizia cioccolato live acidulo nel finale una discreta nota luppolata
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a medium tan head. Citrusy hop nose with some sugar and sweet malt. Sweet malt flavor up front with a bit of bitter hop in the finish. Nicely balanced.