kidmartinek (3856) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
a smooth carboardy aroma. pours thin with a red tint and tastes a lot like root beer. has a little tart finish and a lotta good sweet flavor. sorta.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5002-20121208] Tap. Light maple caramel malt aroma. Clear, dark golden amber body with no lasting head. Sweet boozy whiskey barrel caramel malt flavour has a bit of a rough aftertaste. Medium body starts to build up booziness. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Cole’s, Buffalo, NY)
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-12-08. Dark mahogany brown, headless but looks nice. 3+ Flavour is quite fruity and tangy, fairly vinous after the first sip, light woody accents particularly in the finish, fairly fruit. 7+ Average plus bodied palate is nearly flat, to its detriment. Aroma is similarly vinous, fuity character, light wood notes. 7+ Nice, barrel is fairly dominant, palate is light for the style and needs some carbonation to add a bit of liveliness on the tongue. Okay. On tap at Coles, Buffalo
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ervs Mug. Clear copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sour with rich malt, tannins, wine notes and mild fruit. Taste is a bit sour and funky with light apple, brown sugar, mild cherry and dark fruits, toffee and mild tannins.
brokensail (13668) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong Ale 2012. Dark amber/copper colored pour with a khaki head. Fruity aroma of pear, plum, dates, and raisins. Slight sourness, some red wine, and a hint of metal. Tastes of wood, straw, and fruit. Slightly sour, some red wine, and bit sweet malt. Some brown sugar, dates, raisins, and plums. Nowhere near as good as the original/regular version.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Cloudy medium brown with a thin white head. Strong red wine and sour fruit aroma. Tastes of caramel, light sour grape and green apple, and vanilla, citrus, and wine barrel flavors to the finish. Silky bright palate.
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy dark burgundy mahoganyish with a loose and thin tan head. Big tart vinous nose, blackberries and stone fruit. Creamy medium body with a little too little carb. Blackberries, caramel, light cream, and honey on the mid palate. Long vinous blackberry finish. Nice stuff.
Camons (7775) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, oak, dark fruits, chocolate, wine. Flavor of malt, oak, light funk, wine, dark fruits, chocolate, light spice. Medium body, lively carbonation. 281112
chrisv10 (12978) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 8.5%. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits and vinous. Flavour is malt, vinous, dark fruits, medium sweet, little dry, oak and wood.
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and sour fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 281112