Giochaurand (125) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chilled. Pours brown amber with medium to high head. As it is being poured strong malty aromas. Aroma is malts, caramel, a bit of fresh fruits and reminds of bread. Palate is smooth and creamy with a full body. Taste is bitter chocolate, alcohol and malts.
Vinx (76) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clear amber color, small compact white foam (as this style requires), nice hoppy aroma of citrus gently accompanied by the intense mature fruits (prune above all) given by the malts. A subtle really well balanced toastiness. Maybe too carbonated to be a bitter. Though pasteurised really a good one.
christhoel (265) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild fruity chocolate aroma.Dark crimson appearance.Dry balanced chocolate malt flavor.Mild hop finish.
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint bottle share. Appearance: finger of tan head, copper color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: alcohol, medical/band-aid, caramel, fruity malt. Palate: full body, average carbonation, slightly cloying sweetness, caramel. Taste: caramel and fruity malt sweetness that is pretty cloying into a floral hops finish, but with a lingering cherry type fruit finish on the back of the tongue. Overall, very interesting, but not amazing in my opinion.
tekstr1der (84) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Deep redish-brown pour with clingy white head. Nose is all malt and slight caramel. Bright semi-sweet body with lingering malty finish. Very smooth and way too drinkable.
Bedni (252) - POLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice dark brown color, a bit cloudy
strong, high, beige, creamy head!
full body, creamy taste, but it’s kinda boring, just malt in aroma...
batneil (403) - - JAN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich and dark ruby colour, usually a bit flat from the bottle and without much of a head. Lots of flavour, very tasty.
JaKeAFC (638) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35 cl bottle, around 2.90€. Dark ruby red color, clear, thik creamy offwhite to beiege head, excellent lacing. Some winegar right off the cap then quiet nose overall. Aroma is roasted/chocolate malts and pale malts blend with caramel and smooth nice english hops, woody aftertaste with fruity overtones. Brandyish alcohol already in the finish, feels like ABV is much higher.
Soft carbonation, mild taste neither too sweet or too bitter, souish. Low carbonation, medium bodied, easy to drink. Quite nice ESB.
doykody (7) - - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice red colour, pretty long lasting head on top and surprisingly a lot of lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has syrup, caramel malts, light roasted notes and sweet malts. Taste is sweet and malty, syrup is there too and maybe some wooden flavours. Medium body with medium carbonation. Pleasant surprise, expectations were not much for this so it exceeded my expectations greatly.
BrewBoxer (2261) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at shortys on pearl street. Pours a deal brown color. No head. Carmel nutty flavor. Lots of malt. Much different then the cask version