MeadMe (1610) - 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 (5499) - 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 (7268) - 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.
scoth (667) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper-brown, with a medium beige head, fine and lasting lacing. Woody, vanilla aromas, with notes of toast, figs, caramel, citrus, and grass. Medium body, velvety, zesty, crisp. Honey sweet flavor, vanilla and spice, softly sweet dark fruit mid-palate with notes of raisin bread, and a mild earthy and grassy finish. The English ale yeasts are most apparent in the finish. A touch sweet overall, but quite nice.
bluejacket74 (1848) - 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, itís a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís smooth and itís easy to drink. Iíd buy this again in the future, I think itís a good overall brew.
nickd717 (4183) - 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 (1697) - 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 (6135) - 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 (8435) - 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 (1381) - 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