madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th August 2008
Cloudy chocolate brown beer with a good cream coloured head. Softish palate, a bit dry. Rich malt with a brandy tone. Smooth and creamy - well offset by good bittering hops that come to the fore in the creamy finish. Quite a contrast but very drinkable.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toast, nuts, and light cocoa. Flavor of toasted malt, dates, raisins, light smoke, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber colour. Very hazy. Nutty, figgy aroma with deep caramel. Big body. Chewy, with heavy caramel notes and accents of nuts, apple skins. Robust earthy bitterness carries this beer.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bottle, vintage 2007) Lovely medium beige head that leaves nice lacing, atop light hazed copper body with yeast flecks at the glass bottom. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee/caramel, some wood, sherry, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, toffee/caramel, some cognac, wood, bittersweet chocolate, earthy/grapefruit. Soft and very smooth medium-full body. Excellent sipping beer.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle-thanks to jwc215 for sharing-pours a foamy tan head and hazy deep red color with particles. Aroma is dark fruit, medium malt-sweet, faint biscuity. Taste is dark fruit, medium malt-sweet/chocolate, faint hops nicely comes through. Nice. OK carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Date: April 18, 2007
Appearance: clear dark ruby brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and caramel aroma with light floral hops
Body: thin body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice nutty character, only a hint of caramel sweetness, balanced with light earthy hops
Overall: really nice chocolate but not much else
Date: February 13, 2009
flavor has a much more complex flavor with the chocolate and caramel better intregrated along with the earthyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours hazy brown with a fine, off white head. Nose is heavy with brown sugar, along with dark fruits and caramel malts. Flavor is really sweet. Tons more brown sugar, along with raisin, ripe plum, toffee and caramel. Somewhat syrupy and thick, with lingering sticky sweetness. A very deep beer with a dynamic flavor profile.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with an average, fizzy off-white head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, toffee), average hop (perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of pear, alcohol, candy, and apples. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Lightly hazed blend of hues... mahogany, pink, rust, red and orange... with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Great retention. Beautiful beer, really. The aroma is a toffee, white chocolate and mandarin orange blend. Solid, sweet, roasted malt flavor with heavy, grapefruit bitterness to match. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Lengthy, toasted, bone-dry finish. Thanks to boboski for splitting the bottle with me!
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. 2007 vintage. Poured a deeper amberish color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted nuttiness, and a little fruity. Tastes of caramel, nuts, lighter fruitiness, toasty, and some woodiness.