fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with garnet highlights and a 1 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is fantastic, intense fruity earthy and floral notes, coriander, juniper, nutmeg, lots of sweet floral and fruity notes, sweet malt, a hint of burnt sugar and citrus. Flavor is equally intense and impressive, tons of spice, molasses, earth, heavy thistle and honeysuckle floral notes, dark fruit, burnt sugar, sweet, earth plant notes, a hint of sweet melon. Medium body with a creamy to oily feel throughout and light carbonation. I really thoroughly enjoyed this beer. So intense without being overpowering and so unique.
Intsr (50) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 AROMA : caramel, roasty, chocolate, herbs, banana.
APPEARANCE : red/ brown, clear, minimal head, white foam.
TASTE : medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour.
PALATE : light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
tarmok (149) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark red clear liquid with minimal head. Aroma: caramel, toast, chocolate, herbs, banana, alcohol. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, roasted malts, caramel. Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long bitter finish,
Handypaul (292) - - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear very dark brown with a frothy small quickly diminishing head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of molasses, alcohol, whiskey and dark chocolate. Lightly bitter, light body, thin texture, average to lively carbo and a brief lightly bitter finish.
UXO (584) - CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear brown with a thin light beige head diminishing to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is toffee malt, dark fruit, spices, liquorice, dark chocolate, woody oak. (8/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Full bodied, low carbonation and slightly syrupy. (4/5)
I’m not usually a fan of the Scottish styles, especially wee heavies, but this is a decent Traditional Ale. It’s sweet, hovering on the edge of cloying, but there’s a depth and complexity of flavour that saves it from being boring. It’s not something I’d choose for a go-to, but it’s definitely worth trying. (14/20)
anfractuosity (156) - - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful ale, lovely warmth from the spices and the alcohol. Tastes of dark fruits.
kingstoni (1642) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber color with no head. Aroma of cream, butterscotch and vanilla. Sweet taste with some bitterness in finish. Medium body. A bit oily feel.
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hohops (433) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a Kwak glass. Appearance is ruby brown, fairly dark, a beige fizzy head which doesn’t last long. Aroma- caramel, fruitcake, port, malty, brown bread, raisin. Taste- chocolate, fudge, caramel, almonds, cherry, sugary fruitcake, slightly fluffy mouthfeel, bitter at first but finishes sweet. Very nice indeed.
jinroh (578) - ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, poured into a wine glass, black, no head. Aroma has some liquorice, dark plums, herbal liquor. Taste has some mild liquorice again, a weak hop bite, some caramel sweetness that gives way for a longer tingling aftertaste. Dry. Feels old. I guess this is nice example of the style, personally not crazy about it.
Towey1989 (222) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2015 Bottle. Pours a clear deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malts, plum, figs, toffee, pecans and alcohol. Taste of caramel, toffee, coffee, plum, liquorice and molasses, also a little oak and spiciness. Soft carbonation and medium bodied. A long and warming malty, spicy finish. A really lovely complex and drinkable beer, definitely buy this again.
melush (1114) - SPAIN - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cerveceria Internacional.
A: Brown / Marron.
T/S: Malt, sweet, raisin / Malta, dulce, uvas pasas.