Theydon_Bois (16899) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Hey Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mahogony brown with a medium light tan head which retains well.
Nose is dark toffee, dark fruit, malty, sugars, light boozey notes.
Taste comprises dark toffee, a little booze, dates, raisens, dark malts, toasted brown bread.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet boozey finish with a pinch of spice.
A good take on the style !
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color, sort of cola like, with a fluffy off-white head.
S: A nice fruity nose, especially heavy on the cherries. Almost a cherry cola sort of aroma to it. Some sweet chocolate and sweet roasted malts.
T: The flavor profile is quite similar to the nose. Good sweetness to the beer that is (again) very cola like. Some light roasted malts, fairly sweet, however. A bit of a fruitiness, too.
M: The body is definitely on the thin side with a medium level of carbonation.
D: I was expecting this to be pretty bad, given the gimmicky label and the fact that I bought it at a crappy liquor store in Vegas, but I actually enjoyed it.
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. Caramel, toffee, sweetness, grassy, high hoppy, high sweetness, candlewax. OK.
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours cola brown with off white head. Nose/taste of sweet malt, caramel, mixed grains and barley. Medium body.
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Douglas88 for this bottle. Beautiful clear ruby color with a good beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel with a touch/hint of smoke. Full body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet roast caramel, but there are notes of coffee and smoke. And hints of fruit. Finish is moderately sweet, and there’s not much hop bitter. But the whole thing is a feast for the mouth.
Ratman197 (13290) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, dark fruit, brown sugar and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, earthiness and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth lingering malty finish.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, some raisin, spicy, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/bread, some molasses, raisin, light honey, spicy. Sticky medium-full body.
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear dark amber Bock with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with light sulfur notes, strange. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, licorice, OK. Bottle at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, toffee, rye, and nuts. Flavor of nuts, toasted malt, caramel, and light cocoa.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich/foamy off white head and amber color. Aroma is caramel/toffee, medium malt, peat, musty, some fruit. Taste is caramel/toffee, medium malt, peat, musty, some fruit, alcohol, secondary spicy continental hops, some yeast. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks to Wasatch(BA).