laiti (4550) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Rated on 22.01.2011
Aroma is sweetish and malty with some ripe fruits and hops. Flavour is sweetish with caramel, some ripe fruits and hints of stinging alcohol. Decent, but somehow I expected more by the name.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, and I can’t remember where in Cincinnati I bought it because it was in 2009 when I was first buying craft beer in large quantities. Pours a hazy orange-gold with no head. Aroma of caramel, maple syrup, oak, citrus, coconut, vanilla, and pine resin. Flavor of citrus, pine resin, oak, maple syrup, coconut, mild spices, and leaves. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty damn sweet. Interesting beer.
ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a nice reddish brown, well carbinated, the oaked flavour was very strong. lots of vanillia, very nice stuff, pretty strong
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from a 22 oz bottle. The appearance is a nice crystal clear copper hue with a micro white head. Very sweet nose with a lot of caramel and some orange blossom honey. The flavors are caramel, almond, butterscotch. with a slightly chard white oak in a long finish. Some rooty spiced liquor flavors in there too. The carbonation has faded. A decent brew.
ClubGonzo (3203) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. So this is the near-lost flag ship of ST? Let’s have a go, then. Dark clear orange body, small white head. Nose is syrup, vanilla, melon, molasses, pine, cough syrup and hints of hazelnuts. Taste is caramel, cough syrup, coconut, vanilla, nuts and hints of alcohol. Full-bodied, exquisitely blended and utterly delicious; Southern Tier does not let down with this one. Why the low rating? Y’all got bad bottles or something? ;-)
wedgie9 (1664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 12/30/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with an average beige head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace with a lace spot in the center of the beer. The nose is caramel and maple malt, with all of the spices and aromas that I associate with french oak; vanilla, cinnamon, and hints of coconut and clove. The flavor is lightly sweet caramel and maple up front, moving to coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, and a touch of clove. The body is full with an oily texture, average carbonation, and a long, oaky vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, and maple finish.
Koelschtrinker (9493) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Süßer, fast zuckriger Malzantrunk mit leichten Hefenoten. Alkoholisch, zu holzig. Die Süße ist penetrant, erst spät schafft es die Malzigkeit, hier einen gewissen Ausgleich zu schaffen. Zu penetrant, nicht wirklich gelungen 9/7/7/9/8/7
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy hoppy aroma. Small, frothy, off-white head. Mostly diminishing longevity. Cloudy, orange body. Flavor is sweet malty, fruity raisins. Medium palate and watery texture.
blafa (510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 29th, 2011.
Aroma of caramel and toffee and wood. A light sourish note in the aroma as well probably from the oak. The taste is light, mild and syrupy sweet. Finishes with warming sensation of alcohol.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bomber from Westroads poured into a snifter. Saved this one for my 300th rating. Pours a cloudy orange with a small bit of head. Aroma of vanilla, whisky, oak, caramel and candied sugar. Taste is medium sweet. Strongly vanilla with a little Belgian sugar, caramel and some nuts. Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long sweet vanilla finish. Overall, absolutely awesome. I would love to drink this again.