brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored pour with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, maple syrup, and bread. Some oak, chocolate, a bit of vanilla, toast, and a hint of smoke. The flavor is fairly sweet and malty. Caramel, maple, chocolate, and toast. Light vanilla, charred oak, dark fruit, and some smoke.
SteveOrz85 (201) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared pour from 12 oz bottle. Very thin head. Beer is dark brown. Light lacing. Aroma is malty with some hops. Taste is medium sweet with light bitterness. Some faint notes of oak. Medium bodied beer with light carbonation. Over all a decent beer.
mjs (6065) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.355 - 2015 vintage - bottled Oct 12/15, at Punavuoren Ahven, 20160319) The beer poured clear and dark brown. Aroma had malts, caramel, molasses and vanilla. Palate was rather full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, grass, molasses, caramel, vanilla and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, malty and bitter. A very sweet brew but surprisingly it did not bother me.
rader58 (865) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark cola color with reddish hues. Aroma of wood, molasses, vanilla. Flavor of wood, peat, vanilla, molasses. Better as it warms.
Moebbels (661) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piurs a fairly clear deep amber body with a modest light brown head. Nose has sweet notes of sherry, caramel, chokolate, oak and coffee beans. Taste is sweet a nice roasty dr finish that lingers on the palate. Carbonation is soft and the seeetness leads to expect a heavy cloying palate but the beer just rolls off the tongue leaving no stickiness behind. Mouthfeel is actually quite light and alcohol is well hidden. This is an unusually well made, balanced and drinkable beer.
DialSquare (4066) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 edition 12oz bottle. mix 6 from Giant Eagle UA: copper brown pour, amber tint, thin light tan head that disappears quickly. aroma of butterscotch, cereal, roasty, nutty, sweet. tastes are sweet bready malt, brown sugar, caramel, oak. yeah, not my bag for sure. it would have to be off the charts boozy to cut down on the sweet for me. dark chocolate. somehow it isn’t at 10%. thinnish and skim milky palate.
snoworsummer (4303) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours hazy nut brown with a bubbly frothy beige head. Tastes like rich nutty malt, light booze, toffee, roasted, woody, vanilla. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like rich nutty malt, booze, woody, roasted, vanilla.
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to snoworsummer. Pours mahogany brown with beige head. Aroma is bready and toasted malts, some caramel, light roast, light earthiness, and faint prune. Flavor is dry and rich up front with good chocolate and toasted notes, medium bitterness, oak, booze, vanilla, and faint caramel. Medium/full body.
onceblind (6696) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy deep brown with very little head. Musty oak filled nose with some earthy brown malt and a wee touch of maple. Big palate but overall one-dimentional flavor full of earthy brown malt and oak and some sort of funny earthy syrup tone. Light earthy leafy bitter tone throughout. Meh.
oh6gdx (24496) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Deep ruby colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is fruity, floral, citrusy and also has some mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some wooden and very sugary. Very sweet aftertaste. This probably would need a few years to balance out a bit.
Hermod (5875) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @Tommyknocker bar, Helsinki. Brown colored, thin off white head. Mild vegetable notes, corn, bready notes. Flavor has sweetness, bread, alcohol, toffee notes. Sweet, soy sauce. Flavor is better than the aroma, but still no hit.