davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: amber copper color, transparent. Medium head, consistent but low persistent.
Aroma: intensive candy, nutty and toffee. The sweetness I remember me the honey, vanilla and butterscotch. Wood touches and fruity of peaches and apricots. Appetizing, softly hoppy.
Flavor: candy malty, very nutty, toffee, vanilla and butter. Fruity of stone peaches, apricots, tangerines and peel grapefruits. Soft hoppy finish, but persistent. Smoky, woody, nutmeg and butterscotch aftertaste. Slightly liquory (6,5%), similar to whisky and old rum.
Palate: medium body and silky texture. Low to medium carbonation.
Relatively complex and balanced beer. Nice nutty touch. Very advisable.
Fukito (814) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, July 07. Cristal clear, deep, shinny bronce color with a medium, nice head. Aroma is strong caramel and toffee with some skunky notes (transparent bottle!). Taste is malty, slightly bittersweet, and a strong alcoholic burn for it´s abv. Palate is medium to full, alcohol too strong and a sweet aftertaste. A too alcoholic and uninspiring strong ale.
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500ml. Pours a burnt amber colour with a medium white head. Has aromas of malts and burnt toffee. This followed throught in to the taste, with the burnt toffee coming through in the aftertaste. The alcohol is not too imposing, although this could be deceptive if you’re driving. Good carbonation and fairly smooth on the palate. I had this chilled on a warm summer’s day and it was very refreshing.
sinkas (288) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Old Bridge cellars, WA
Delicate but rich malty and spicy aroma. Sweet malty background with an impressive amount of pommy flavour hopping. Very pleasant
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a nice head and beautiful golden colour and a wonderful aroma. The flavour is very aromatic and round with a lot notes of fruit and flower. The bitterness is moderate, briefly leaving the impression that it should develop, but then it stops abruptly. A very tasty beer.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased in Cork City, IRE. Amber body, off white head. Aroma is malty, light caramel. Taste is a tea like sweetness, caramel, pale malts, light alcohol.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, Lund, Sweden. Pours out in a clear amber colour, almost no foam. Butterscotch in the aroma. Fudge, diacetyl and grassy hops in the flavour. Full but rather lifeless body. Long and dense finish of metal, butterscotch, grass and leaves.
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg (Kitty’s, Helsinki).
Sweet aroma to start, and then a smack of honey hits you on the first taste. As it goes down the full bodied strong malty ale taste comes through.
downender (6565) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled in clear glass. This was very subdued and drab. Amber-brown with a shortlasting head. Some malt and summer fruits in the aroma, with a bit more malt in the flavour and a dryish finish. Nothing to write home about.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Bottle. Tasty, if a bit fizzy. Nice and fruity, solid sweet malt, hops less prominent than I expected but a well balanced and very drinkable pint.