s_hartshorne (2052) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle midlands tasting group. Hazy orange some sediment. Nice vanilla fruits bourbon sweet malts in taste and aroma nice bitterness very good stuff
BlackHaddock (4540) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle shared between 6 at the Midland meet on 24th Aug 2014. Lovely, lovely beer, reminded me of Orange Liqueur in the nose. Poured an orange hue of light brown with a small head. The nose boozy, obviously orangey and sweet. The taste was more caramel and golden syrup than Orange Liqueur, but some orange hints were certainly there in the beers flavours. Rich and most enjoyable, cheers Richie for bringing it.
minutemat (1994) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle @ Midlands Beer Tasting, Aug 14 at Richie’s Hop Palace. Pours hazy orange with a thin head and big boozy Cointreau aroma. Taste is hugely complex, constantly evolving with sweet bourbon & vanilla mixing with dark fruits, malts, thick caramel & strong quad flavours. Without doubt the beer of the night for me and I definitely need a full bottle of this in my life. Incredible.
SarkyNorthener (2697) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@midland tasting group. Golden copper beer with small head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, sweet malts and bourbon. Taste is syrup, pepper, bourbon and toffee. Sticky palate. Very nice.
tommann (2978) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small head. Aroma is minty caramel. Taste has toffee and molasses. Sticky caramel and banana finish.
RichTheVillan (4030) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group; hazy amber pour with a thin beige head, aroma has caramel and roast malt, taste is very complex, boozy, dark fruits, spice, vanilla, vinous, sticky mouthfeel.
Yves (2455) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with Wim and Bart at Wim’s place. Clear amber colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Malty spicy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter spicy ending dry.
AndySnow (4481) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: From Dranken Geers, had at home.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Vanilla, berries, oak, spices, fruit, citrus.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Vanilla, bourbon, caramel, berries, yeast, banana.
adnielsen (9727) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to Armin for sharing ! Pours a pretty clear, rust orange appearance with a light brown head. A fair amount of oak in the nose that almost comes off as dry macaroni strangely enough. Lots of orange citrus. Herbal, grassy, woody notes in the nose as well. Medium bodied. Fairly high carbonation. Pretty tannic with tons of fresh oak. Fairly high sweetness. Low bitterness. Slightly prevalent alcohol. Twangy orange candy after taste. Fun to try but fuck you Struise on the price.
arminjewell (7902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, hazy dark reddish pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, caramelized sugars, toffee, fruit, hints of slight oak, vanilla, honey, some hints of white grape. Taste is a mix of honey, vanilla, dark fruit, hits of dark fruit, red fruit, hints of dough, yeast, spice as well, some oaky notes, finishing very sweet, but pretty tasty overall.