Creedence (127) - Cork, IRELAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at Cork Cricket Club. Pours a muddy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is a little off-putting, quite musty, but with some more pleasant vanilla and blackcurrant notes as it warmed up. Medium fruity sweetness with a light bitterness - quite a lot of blackcurrant flavour. Unfortunately, again a bit of a mustiness of the flavour. Average carbonation, quite full-bodied, and leaves a bittersweet finish. Certainly is a peculiar beer, not really my cup of tea, to be honest.
queenholly (1830) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown sugar, toasty nutty malt, and very light chocolate aroma. Clear deep chestnut with a large beige head. Toasty malt, fruity sweet flavor, and a mild bitter hoppy finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Rob_D_UK (176) - - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty nose with a suggestion of smoke, deep ruby red. complex flavours with a hint of sourness, but against a lovely soft palate.
superspak (1469) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/27/2012. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, fig, banana, molasses, toast, chocolate, pepper, clove, brown bread, floral, and spicy yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and fruity notes with moderate spicy esters. Taste of caramel, raisin, fig, molasses, light banana, toast, chocolate, pepper, clove, brown bread, floral, and spicy yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruits, toast, molasses, chocolate, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of malt and fruity/spicy flavors; with a great balance of malt/fruitiness and no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent old ale. Nice complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
fabioanselmo (63) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma levemente frutado com notas de banana. Sabor maltado com leve amargor. Cerveja de corpo médio com pouca espuma.
Bierkrug (1919) - Idar-Oberstein (In Iraq), Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle from stevoj at Wasana’s Beer Tasting. Is a brown clear color with a light brown head. Aroma is oak and peat. Tsate is wood, mud and malt. Palate ends dry.
fdomig (209) - Feldkirch, AUSTRIA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is malty and dark fruity. Appearance is dark brown with a small white head. Taste is sour and sweet. Leaves a light dry mouthfeel but vanishes quite fast. Is overall a good, strong and very malty Ale.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/IV/13 - 50cl bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: 28/II/14 (2013-323) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark purple beer, small beige irregular head, unstable. Aroma: grains, hay, stable, some mocha, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: mocha, roasted grains, stable, hay, bit of chocolate, bitter hops. Aftertaste: bit sourish, mocha, grains, bitter hops, chocolate, stable, coffee.
humlelala (684) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50 cl bottle from Costcutters Warwick University; BBD: March 31st 2014; L065 7 10) Pours a clear but very dark copper with medium, tan head with good retention and beautiful lace. Some regeneration. Aroma has the mentioned fruity, estery notes with hints of dust and roasted malt. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium body with a slightly dry finish. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness upfront followed by the aforementioned, slight and lingering bitterness. Extremely drinkable. Girlfriend says: "It’s interesting."
Pizd (60) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle): Pours a dark brown with small tan head, bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt and hints of chocolate. Taste is a lovely balance of roasted maltiness, sweet dark fruits and slight hints of chocolate and nuts. Surprisingly good ale.