ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Portion of a 500ml bottle into a Hunahpuís snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a dark copper color. The head is a one finger cream shade.
S: Thereís a lot of sweet caramel and brown sugar which I half expected. What really struck me is the strong vanilla qualities the aroma also provides.
T: This has a lot of vanilla to open the flavor profile. After a bit, raisin/caramel sweetness gives way to a balanced, dry mineral finish. Really pleasant, and complex to boot.
M: I really like the creaminess of this one. The body is of medium texture, and it coats the tongue smoothly.
O: This had a level of richness to it that many of the imperial stouts I had that day lacked. Itís not super easy to drink, and itís kind of pricey, but itís a great one to savor slowly.
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NIce barrel aroma, vanilla oak. Quick fading head. Taste is carbonation, sweetness, barrel, light vanilla. no sour (impressive for cask). Palate is a bit overcarbonated but full body (expected at 9%) Overall a nice beer. Its like Firestone walker DBA on steroids.
BrunoSanchez (173) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ale inglese da carattere! Colore ambrato scuro con schiuma pannosa. Al naso molto profumata con note di brandy. In bocca corposa, ben bilanciata tra dolcezza e secchezza. Il sapore ricorda la frutta candita in liquore con un punto biscottato. Finale persistente. Un grande classico ma non molto beverina... una birra da "divano"
jjsint (1260) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Maypole, Cambridge. £8.00 but I know it can run upward of £12 in London, and you gotta spend money to make money... Light brown with a rust/orange hue. Iíve poured this badly & given it a fairly big cream-coloured head. Aroma isnít all that forthcoming: raisins/figs and a bit of sour mash whiskey. Sweet/spicy taste, intense and chewy. A fair bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Nice chewy palette with gum-numbing carbonation. Itís good, but not mind-blowingly so, and to be honest with the price and the hype, a little more intensity wouldnít go amiss.
Mackeon (136) - - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They donít do much wrong at Samuel Smithís. This is yet another great beer from Tadcaster. Rich aroma, full-bodied, somewhat smoky, a very finely-tuned brew. And I just love that artwork.
Fatehunter (1614) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy dark straw body.
The aroma is dark grains, oak and a little candy.
The taste is earthy, dirt, and dark fruits. Mild sweetness.
The texture is medium.
Theydon_Bois (12172) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cads 10th Anniversary bash, 29/03/15.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is rich fruit, spice, raisens, malt, fruit cake mix.
Taste comprises spiec, toffee, rich fruit loaf, dates, mince meat, toffee.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent strong, plenty of depth in this number.
gegwilson (1880) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a deli in Northallerton. Pours amber with a frothy cream head that fades quite quickly. The taste is quite sharp, sour citrus with orange notes especially. Some cough medicine notes along with noticable booze. A little oak in the finish. A interesting beer that wasnít quite what i was expecting.
tsd08460 (137) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: alcohol, leather, oak
Appearance: amber, hazy, minimal head, brown foam,
Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish,
mikelaughs (1) - Irving, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aged in oak for a year, gives this awesome brew a hint of tawny port. The result is incredible.
EdKing (2101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at The Cadís 10 Year Ratebeer Anniversary. Clear chestnut brown, thin Borge head. Nose is fruity, medicinal, Vimto, sweet, tangy, strong alcoholic ale. Taste is Orange, Grand Marnier, fruity, tangy, malty, alcoholic.