lello4ever (585) - ITALY - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambra scuro con buona schiuma. Ottimo aroma di dark fruits, prugne. Bene al palato con ingresso caldo e pieno dolce con finale amaro e luppolo lungo. Molto buona.
chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with nice sweet malty nose. Head is decent not super long lasting. Drinks little heavy for amber with decent amount of hops. Some bitterness and Carmel on finish.
johnnymusky (869) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from beer rep....new b.o.m. at work...i liked this one...taste was malt and a little caramel some hops r mixed in....smooth drinking....solid stuff.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1" off white head.. good retention and lace.. the brew is a very pretty slightly deep amber.
Nose is chock full of American hops and a descent amount of caramel and a bit more toasted malt... bunches or citrus with some piney hoppiness that I can only think of as maybe Simcoe.. pretty piney.
Flavor begins the same as the nose.. but with some pretty pithy citrus hoppiness.. maltiness has plenty of toast with some very lite background chocolate essence.. the hops right now are very fresh.. so the malts are playing 2nd or 3rd fiddle, but the essence is still there... the hops are a bit oily (I like) on the finish with a nice medium body and carbonation.. very inviting though not a traditional Winter Warmer.. more of a Warmer with a PNW hop kick.
hman43 (1055) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours deep amber color with ruby tinges and a head that is full and leaves plenty of lacing. It has aromas of caramel malts, dark fruits, some grass hops, and some wood flavors. It has flavors of dark fruits that produce a sweet sensation to start the flavor with and other flavors of piney hops, grassy hop, and malts. The other effect on the palate is smooth with moderate bitterness.
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - AUG 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Бутылка 0,33 из магазин& Пивной острово& Темно-ян цвет с небольш& кремово& шапкой. Довольн& сильный аромат хмеля и солода, присутс& ароматы трав, приятно. На вкус сначала сладков& но сухое, с нараста& горечью послевк& Приятно&
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in my home bar - poured into a New Belgium "Belgium style" glass. CO2 at 12psi - so plenty of frothy, off-white head and a nice lively carbonation that is probably a bit overstated for the style, but much to my liking. Had very high hopes with this American strong ale - expecting something similar to North Coast’s Brother Thelonious when I bought the keg. It turned out to be very different, though still good in it’s own right.
What caught my attention immediately was the hop presence - I had heard that it had more than would normally be expected for the style, but though that with the extra age the hops might have died down more than they have. Still though, a robust brew with plenty of malt - a bready, toasted character with caramel and some dark fruits. But those herbal hop aromas follow into the taste with some pine and bitterness (although not overly so.) Nice dry finish that really helps to keep this offering in check. Not what I had expected, but glad to have it on tap.
(After rating - I threw in some fresh raspberries we had sitting in the fridge and topped off the glass. Very pleasant addition that played well with the hop bitterness and dry finish. I strongly recommend trying.)
Oscbert (1230) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet malty aroma of caramel, raisin, prune, chocolate, and bread. With grapefruity citrusy hop.
Pours a hazy goldish brown color with small creamy whitish tan head.
Sweet roasty malt flavor, raisin, caramel, chocolate, wood, resin, grapefruity hops.
Full bodied, with medium CO2, astringent lingering hop bitterness.
Lingering bitterness I'm not a fan of. I'll drink it, but rather have something else.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tiong (6253) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Alko
Pours dark copper orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, syrup, chewy candy notes and hints of fruits. Taste is sweetish, malty and caramely with loads of toffee, syrup and hints of chewy candy. Finish is sweet, syrupy and malty with loads of caramel and toffee. Okay.
edgallow (3568) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours Amber with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and some herbs. Taste is malty and sweet with a hint of spice.