omhper (20288) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy copper colour. Rich red wine and caramel. Mid sweet with medium with rounded mouthfeel.cinnamon and lime, some oak. Medium bitterness.
anders37 (18138) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty red wine aroma. Fruity malty woody spicy flavor with hints of red wine and weak dark fruit hints. Has a fruity malty spicy woody red wine finish with hints of dark fruit.
madmitch76 (16488) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy deep amber beer, big vibrant cream - tan coloured head. Palate is light and dry with fine carbonation. Thin creamy malt. Quite a distinct herbal taste with a subtle pinch of cinnamon. Some bitterness in the late mid. Nice red wine tang in the semi dry finish. Herbal bitter aftertaste. Unusual!
yngwie (14442) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Stone 17th anniversary festival. More or less clear, amber in color, with an off-white head. Vinous notes, oak hints, caramel, dried fruits and some alcohol on the nose. The flavor pretty much the same, quite vinous. Full, lightly warming. Nice carbonation. Warming finish with caramel, red wine notes, oak and a fruityness. A bit much red wine and grapes I think. 130817
Leighton (12580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Big thanks to Kenny. Pours lightly hazy ruby with a fine, creamy off-white head. Certainly some cinnamon on the nose, sweet bread, gingerbread. Medium sweet flavor, dry and fairly boozy, some tang wood, subtle spices, toasty bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, tangy and somewhat dry wood, a bit of bitter earth, soft spices. Pretty nice.
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky amber pour with a small off-white head. Nose is chili pepper, oak, wine, and sugar. Somewhat grassy, quite sweet, cinnamon, black pepper, and caramel. Weird flavor to this. Chili pepper, lots of wood, cinnamon, black pepper, and very sweet sugar. A bit of toasted bread, grass, and moderate amount of red wine. Not a big fan of this.
bhensonb (11784) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle c&c from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred’s the guy to watch for good beer. Pours dark ruddy copper with a transient beige/tan head. Aromas of chilies and red wine. Med + body. Flavor of chili, chocolate, and oaky red berry. Very nice. Nicely muddled flavors.
Tmoney99 (11348) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt, tannic wood and chilli peppers aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted tannic, sweet & hot flavor with a medium to heavy hot & sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectation where exceeded.
BeerandBlues2 (10333) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber to brown with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is red wine, oak, spicy and floral hops, caramel and cookie malt with cherry and raspberry notes. Flavor is red wine, oak, spicy alcohol, cherry and raspberry with cookie malt and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Hazy caramel pour with a small, white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is vinous, tangy and loaded with caramel. Full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor is an intermingling of caramel, red wine, tanginess, oak and alcohol. Finishes tannicly bitter with a comforting alcohol warmth. I got neither chilies nor cinnamon out of this. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!