kindacold (217) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful red gold with thick cream head. Smells mildly sweet and spicy. Sweet, spicy flavors: toffee, raisins, cream, caramel, dark fruits, spices, oak. Clean finish.
Mackeon (116) - - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They don’t do much wrong at Samuel Smith’s. 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 (1537) - 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 (11675) - 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 (1801) - 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 wasn’t quite what i was expecting.
tsd08460 (95) - 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 (2083) - 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 Cad’s 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.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Cad’s Shindig. Bottled in 2011, BB June 2014, 9%. Hazy red brown, still, small ring of tan head. Aroma is toffee, some minty pine, raisin. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is bready, caramel and toffee, dry and oaky, dark dried fruits, light bitterness.
ALLOVATE (2541) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Mildly hazy, it settles and auburn chestnut with moderate effervescence and a fuelled, but not efficiently lofted off white crown. Aroma is tart, plump with dark stonefruit and underripe berries, Merlot grapes, musk candy and fruity, cheap perfume. Vinous and plump yet light in body like a good red. Tight and tart with plenty of dark stonefruit coming through - plummy and raw. Nice length of fruit; sherryish and deliciously aged. Oxidised to be quite vinous but the alcohol is hellishly masked. This is an old ale that is approachable, tempting and likeable. Not complex, but pretty sumptuous! (55cL, BBE 06/15, 8.0% ABV, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
pras (518) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy brown, aromas of oak, sweetness, malt, raisin. Taste was sweet, oaky, malty, with a slight alcohol burn. Needs to tame a bit. Not my favorite.