Lubiere (10734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark maple amber ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, faint caramel malt and herbal British hops. In mouth, a light nutty and woody malt with herbaceous green hops, astringence, light maple notes, not bad. Cask at Get Real NY, March 19th 2011.
ChainGangGuy (4482) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Modestly hazed, amberesque body with a scant, bubbly, off-white head.
Smell: Scents of dark caramel and toffee, though not rather effusive, a goodly-sized pinch of dried herbs, and juniper giving an impression of gin.
Taste: A touch of dry caramel and dry toffee, imparting just a bit of flavor, but no real sweetness joins an herbaceous taste of unsweetened iced tea and handful of grains. Slight pine. Light bitterness. Somewhat savory, faintly tart inclusion of juniper berries which carries through the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Light carbonation.
Overall: It’s fine and suitable for a spiced-up English ale.
crossovert (8604) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask warm. It smells pretty great with some flowery lavender, the taste is a lot more tame and perhaps lacks the flavor I would have liked.
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This didn’t impress. Too harsh, too young. Could have been a good session ale.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a cast poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with a quick finish.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Dark amber pour with a white head. Floral nose with hints of heather, raisins, moss and toffee. Flavours of ginger, cinnamon, caramel. Spicy linger. Hoppy, spicy finish.
cgarvieuk (16213) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at NWAF ... brown ... sweet cherry dark fruit ... little cinamon and ginger ... heavy spiced front ... light roast malts ... littlr clove ... littler christmas pudding ... little herby
argo0 (11891) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Clear copper body topped by beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, cinnamon, orange/earthy, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy/orange, cinnamon, some bread. Soft light-medium body.
hombrepalo (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask @ Fountainheads. Poured a dark murky brown no frothy head. Aroma of sugars, cloves, nutmeg, malt, chocolate. Taste is similar, a bit overdone in the spices. The least fav of the night.
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Churchkey. Amber color. Very nice pine aroma. Taste is light bodied chocolate. Decent character.