Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head. Dark and cloudy amber colored body.
Rich caramel and bread smell.
The taste starts strong, big malt, sweet, then it waters off ending with a slightly bitter, lemon taste. The sweetness sticks around though.
Smooth, yet still fizzy. A stickiness to the body.
A fine and enjoyable ale, but not amazing.
Ambro206 (164) - ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un classico nel suo stile, brassato con precisione. Si sente forse la standardizzazione che non fa emergere qualche nota stupefacente.
Al naso si avvertono caramello ed aromi fruttati leggeri. La birra è ambrata carica e la schiuma è abbondante. In bocca si avverte qualche piacevole nota tostata e leggerissima erbacea che ben bilancia il carico di malto.
Corpo medio e secchezza e beverinità adeguata per una birra piacevole ma non incredibile.
SangreSani (77) - Głowienka, POLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark copper colored beer with really fair and long lasting head. The head is about one finger thick.
Mostly caramel aroma. It’s malty.
It’s quite bitter, but it could be more. A little bit sour.
Astringent, rough texture, medium carbonation and light-to-medium body.
Giochaurand (112) - 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 (72) - 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 (231) - 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 (713) - 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 (41) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 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 (220) - 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 (376) - - 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 (618) - 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.