bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550 ml bottle, brewed in 2008. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a copper/brown color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, but not much lacing. Aroma is pretty interesting, I can smell caramel and bready malt, dark fruit (cherries, raisins), oak, booze and some tart apples. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit (figs, raisins), oak, caramel, tart apples, molasses and some pears. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and it’s easy to drink. I’d buy this again in the future, I think it’s a good overall brew.
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Los Altos. Pours a brilliant but slightly hazy reddish-amber color with a one-finger whitish head. Aroma is fruity and malty mostly. Raisin, cherry, oak, and caramel stand out. Flavor is very nice and fruity. Cherry, raisin, and other fruits, oak barrel, caramel, toffee, and spiced pudding. I had heard this described as a bit sour, but I found it to be only mildly tart. Smooth on the palate with medium-body and no hint of the 8% ABV. Nice beer overall, I like this a lot.
coldbrewky (1681) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 Bottle shared with Pop. Looks like iced tea w/out the lemon. Thin dissipating head. Oak nose wet leaves and light caramel. There is a word in my notes that i can not discern. "duddsjirgh."
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
bread, soured milk,red/brown, acetic, short finish,light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, acetic, good beer.
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A difficult rating. At first a real good ale, but after an hour in the glass it went acetic and unpleasent.
Has a fine apperance, brown and hazy, huge head, lasting. Aroma of fruit and fresh water, later a bit unpleasent acetic. Flavor went acetic too. Could bee awesome, but....no, not.
kyzr (1362) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange amber with tan frothy head. Caramel, malt, fruit and touch of spice on the nose. Flavor is big with caramel and dried fruit. Slight wood hints with bits of vanilla and apple chips. Good carbination and decent mouthfeel
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle...Cloudy medium amber pour , thin off white head , sparse lacing . Aroma of fruit ,caramel and oak . Flavor is malty sweet with notes of fruit ,toffee and raisins . Smooth slightly bitter finish , with a touch of alcohol warming . Medium bodied ,very smooth and drinkable .
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours orange amber with a white head. Nose is pudding, fruit, vanilla, malt, caramel, and bourbon. Flavor is an English Barreled beer: interesting. I get honey, pudding, vanilla, caramel, malt, and slight barrel/ bourbon. Medium body and finishes with lingering sweetness.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tampa tasting. Poured a hazy amber color with the body supporting a thin beige. Nose is malty with notes of caramel, raisin, and some mild hops. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is roasted malt, raisin, caramel, candi sugar, and mildly bitter hops. Round finish with slight warming alcohol.
natejgood (477) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy medium brown with an off-white head that disappears pretty quickly. The aroma is a mix of dark fruits, malts and hops. This beer tastes a bit lark dark fruit but has a sweetness around the back of the tongue. This flavor is a bit unique. While tasty, it isn’t the easiest beer to drink.