gyllenbock (5343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
A bit hazy amber with a small head. Sweet with malt and syrup. Also dried dark fruit, biscuits and some dark bread. The mouth feel was on the thick side.
VsXsV (2629) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Hazy amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, grain, raw sugar, toffee, port, dark fruit and citrus. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, wort and toffee. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 30, 2011 with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel. My 750ml corked & caged bottle. Clear amber with a nice lasting pillowy off-white head. Smells like a resiny bock - malty, somewhat bittter, orange zest, some alcohol - nice fresh cereal grain sweetness. Taste follows, a little floral, more alcohol and some cocoa. Thick, nicely carbonated, a little astringent, with some emerging resin bitterness in the finish.
unclemattie (4328) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2010. 750mL bottle, caged & corked. Cork went off like a cannon. (This may have been aged too long...) Pours hazy dark orange color. No head. Looks like fried chicken grease. Loads of toasted malts in the nose. A bit of mustiness and basement aromas. Tastes like an aged English barleywine at this point. Distinctive toasted malt character. Distant tropical tree fruits, apricot, and a large amount of wood-aged character as well. Still has some of the hop bitterness in the finish. Finishes with more of wooded earthy character than expected with a touch of tobacco hidden in there. Wish I didn’t wait so long to open it. (3403)
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unfortunately I probably should have opened this up sooner than 2 years old, but still good. The body got a bit syrupy being the solo issue. Pours thick but clear amber with a big creamy cream colored head. The aroma brings some spicy and syrupy malts, hops are gone. Flavors are a bit boozy and sweet, but still good overall.
madmitch76 (17031) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13th October 2010
Lightly hazy amber beer, short lived off white head. Light palate, starts crisp but rapidly turns soft. Sweetish malts with a little caramel, vaguely tripel like but dark. Well integrated citrus hop. Turns softer with sweet caraway malt. Nicely joined up and very drinkable.
Kegmaster (1) - - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled a bottle at home, smooth almost bourbon taste on the tongue, smells of wood barrel aged malt, a sharp semi-bitter aftertaste that doesn’t linger too long. Mine was a hazy orange-brown color with a foamy tan head that stayed around to the bottom of the glass. An exceptional beer, didn’t notice much citrus in it which is good.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of apricot, mango, caramel and biscuity malt. Similar flavours with apricot, mango, guava and caramel again. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely.
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy mid blonde, white head, collapses to lacing, pineapple nose, dry, quite acrid, touch if sweetness
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... light amber .. thin white head ... soft zezty fruity ... soft toffee malt ... that malt i dont like and soft sugers nose... sweet fruits ... juicy malts ... little orange ... and way to much of that malt i dont like