dynamiteninja (1653) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Thin tan head atop a amber-chestnut body. Poor head retention. Caramel and hop and juicy malt nose. Juicy fruit. Some pine. Rather sweet, cloying. Full bodied with a dry finish. Perfect libation for the dark winter nights.
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a few floating flakes and a slight beige head. Aroma is roasty/musty malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral and fruity. Or maybe very fruity and floral. The fruits would be darker types. Very mellow and mellifluous. Oh to be over the pond for the cask version!
BeerandBlues2 (10503) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malt, fruity esters, and earthy hops. Flavor is moderate malt, medium hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
IrishBoy (3920) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose is sweet maraschino cherries, candi sugar, molasses, and roasted almonds. Smells really sweet. Rusty red with a medium, long lasting, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet fruit, very light bitterness, and toffee with a tiny burnt note.
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby amber with a tan ring of foam. Aroma is sweet malt, earthy hops, tea leaves, caramel, and light grassy notes. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral hops, earthy hops, tea leaves and light nuttiness. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a mild, creamy carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, nutty notes, earthy hops, tea leaves, light floral notes and soft biscuit.
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm, Sweden. Aroma reminds me of yeast, like dough, not all that great. Hardly any hop aromas at all beside a minor floral note. Pours a brownish colour with a thick creamy foam. Taste is slightly burnt with a hint of bitterness, not all that great.
thomat (2250) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Redish amber with a medium off white foam. Malty with hop notes. Malt, bitterness and fruit. Medium body with long, bitter after taste.
ClubGonzo (4490) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy sunset-hued red/orange body with a small white retention. Nose is caramel, vanilla, almonds, molasses and hints of marzipan. Me like. Taste is crisp caramel tones, burnt sugar, deep malty notes, almonds and hints of honey. Could be more filling on the palate, but just barely avoids a deducted score. Quite nice, all in all, and definitely the "king" of all the beers I’ve had from Wychwood - for what it’s worth.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is somewhat dusty with some burnt caramel. Pours a solid brown with red hues, and a cloudy offwhite foam that retreats to the edges. Surprisingly spicy with some boozy heat. Earthy hops finish this beer. Plums, figs, dark toffee, woody spice. Fairly carbonated. Not bad at all.