MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at BBF13. Weak caramelly aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Stable off-white head. The flavour is slightly caramelly, has a medium to high bitterness. A little weak compared to other Stone beers, but not bad.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, toffee, malt, hops and fruits. Probably a bit old, since hops havefaded a bit.
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 Bottle at home from BoE ... Copper off white head ... spicy hoppy nose ... big sweet pine and grapefruit hop ...very juicy ... nicely rounded and nice to see a good mid 4% ale from the US.
CASK at BSF GBBF 2010 ... SIMCO version ... copper brown ... cheesy dull soft hop nose ... light bitter hop ... ... little woody ... fruity hop ... dry bitter hop linger 3.5
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the room in Denver. Clear mahogany brown - white head. Roasted, burned, fruity, high bitter hoppy, spicy, nutty, ryebread, grapefruity, pine needles, citric. Light sharpness.
madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
4th June 2008. Light hop and malt - not bad but let down by a watery palate.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer. As a British ale drinker, this is really interesting and exciting. A best bitter strength beer made for quaffing, but in a suprisingly small bottle. Looks beautiful. Mahogany, lasting thick beige head. Spicy hop aroma, bit of ginger to go with the grapefruit. Yep. Just as I feared an unbalanced best bitter. You just can’t stick a load of floral and spicy hops over a beer without the malt backbone to keep it in balance. Yes the aroma is glorious, but it’s just got no middle and then sweet toffee and stinging harsh hop on finish. Where Thornbridge Lord Marples shows how to do this style of beer well, this doesn’t which is a great shame as it could be so much better. Yes the hops are fun. I mean really fun. But the rest just falls away and the finish is too metallic.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 Bottle, at Patricks. A clear, amber beer with a small, off-white head. Lightly piney on the nose, some caramel and citrus. Rather weak, but pleasant. The flavour is quite similar, followed by a nice bitterness. Medium body, pleasant carbonation. Mostly bitter finish, with some caramel hints. A quite pleasant one, easy drinkable. 120823
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, citrus, and marshmellow. Flavor of hops with some caramel malt.
TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color, small white head, some lace. Sweet and hoppy aroma: some lime, caramel. Hoppy (some cat pee), grass, alcohol, caramel. Long sweet hoppy aftertaste.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, resin, light berry. Light-medium body, light effervescence, wateriness, acidity. I guess it’s a West Coast amber.