annunz123 (912) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, nuts, and a little metallic tinge in the aroma. Taste is sweet and malty. Lots of alcohol and a little bitterness in the finish. Good, but not great.
dnstone (2340) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich brown color with white head. Bready aroma. Moderately sweet, bready body with a touch of hops that balances equation without overpowering.
Notes: 22oz Bottle aged 1 year
cfrancis (2637) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a giant brown foaming head. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel and slight oak with some roast. Not too bad but I fear this bottle was past it’s prime.
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a super huge brown foamy head (quite a bit of a gusher actually). Aroma of dry caramelized malt with some dry toffee notes. Taste is also dominated by actually quite nice dry caramelized malt notes with some subtle notes of toffee and a generally quite dry finish. Body is about average with too much carbonation. Not too bad for an old ale that was past its best by date by almost three years.
rejtable (1588) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown, some head and some lacing. Huge gusher. Nose is syrup and vanilla. Flavours of syrup, vanilla, brown bread and some earthy bitterness. Taste is medium/heavy sweet, medium bitter. Mouth is medium body with lively carbonation.
Lubiere (10749) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A reddish copper ale with a thick frothy mocha head, gushed like a volcano. In aroma, herbaceous caramel malt with wild hops, light iodine notes, OK. In mouth, a nice tart caramel malt with light grassy hops, effervescent, a bit unbalanced, so-so. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.
Travlr (14694) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG Asheville. Clear brown color,medium tan head. Aroma of Christmas fruitcake. Taste is earthy, nutty dark fruit. Decent.
dmac (4491) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler share by jcwatts at RBWG meet and greet. Poured a clear deep amber foamy body with an average sized light beige head. Aroma and flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, brown toast, light chocolate. Some dough and raisin notes in the aroma as well. Medium body overall that held up nicely in the growler.
jtclockwork (10260) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBWG Meet and Greet. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of dried fruit, old hops, earth and toasted caramel. Medium body.
chinchill (2647) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear dark brown with a very good head.
Aroma: fine except for a bit of vinegar
Flavor: smokey dark roast and a touch of hops, but mildly sweet. Hint of dates.
O: Decent-good for style.
BeerandBlues2 (10514) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and cookie malt, treacle, earthy and spicy hops with dates. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.