RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet but very mutely balanced otherwise. A bit more mellow than I was expecting. It’s a good beer, but lacks in bite for me.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint. Smells super malty, like a barleywine. Pour is a dark amber. Super crisp mouthfeel, little carbonation. Fruity and malty backbone with a clean, crisp finish.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a copper amber with a tiny white head, that was gone rather quick. Aroma was malts, bisscuits, caramel and yeast. Flavor was caramel malts, with a hint of biscuits. Malty and sweet with a mild hop bitter in the finish. Very mild and not enough for me. Average at best.
Gorgosh (412) - SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don´t think Wychwood ever have failed in their brewery. The look of the bottle gets eleven points out of ten.
euankidd (1) - SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful deep copper with reasonable head. Smooth and rich with caramel and chocolate flavours, but with alcohol hidden, remains surprisingly light and very drinkable. Delicious.
Sdaniel90 (746) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Bottle, 500ml. Pours a clear, reddish copper colour with a fine tan head. Rich yet drinkable with a heavy, complex finish. Very nice.
Svesse (7610) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with treacle toffee, caramel, rye bread, dried fruit, chocolate and a touch of citrus. Malty taste with notes of chocolate, rye bread, dried fruit, toffee, a touch of liquorice and a slightly citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness.Tasty and quite nice.
thb (796) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attractive deep reddish-brown with ample head. Aromas of caramel/toffee and dark honey. This is very specific, but I also got clover flowers out of this. Alcohol is hidden. Taste is realtively sweet but not cloying, hops provide balance. Chewy mouthfeel.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle poured into a nonic.
Appearance is a clear medium copper with a one finger off-white head. A nice frothy cap settles onto the top of the beer and lacing clings to the side of the glass.
Aroma is quite malty. Rich notes of caramel and toffee dominate. Some dark fruit is also present. There is also a slight nuttiness.
The flavor is quite sweet and malty. Caramel and toffee again along with some cherries and raisins. A very slight piny hop note is detectable along with a pretty stout bitterness. The finish is pretty bitter but there is also a sticky malt sweetness and some alcohol. Carbonation is light and appropriate.
Overall this is a pretty good beer but not quite my style. A little too heavy and sweet.
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 500ml from Purvis. Great malty beer, with intense flavour. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, bread, cherries, pine, with hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.