gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clear brown pour with white head. Thick malty nose. What an odd mouth. Quite the mix of taste and flavours. It may be a bit much. I haven’t decided yet. Sweet caramel at first, then a touch of bitterness that’s replaced by a really earthy malt. This is then replaced by a bit of a boozy burn. The aftertaste is roasty and lingers a bit too long. I do like the way the booziness kind of burns away the confusing beginning of the mouth. It’s a unique sensation but one I find I like. I prefer this quite a bit over Hobgoblin and I’m saddened that this is seasonal.
bierkoning (10157) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Malt and a hint of salt in the aroma. Malty sweet, roasty salty flavor. Chloride. A very soft bitterness. Hint of confit fruit. Not great.
DuffMan (6668) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Medium brown with a rapidly receding off white head. Caramel with tea-like undertones, earthy hops, sharp bitterness bordering on harsh. A little rough.
allmyvinyl (3135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Partick. Pours clear copper brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas are caramel, toffee. Taste brings red fruit and a light spice note. Thin body. Finishes sweet. OK.
Mibeersnob (42) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Is rather watery looking, not strong by any means. Many flavors come through with decent head. Smooth drinking, but not in the excellent category.
Atheist_Peace (944) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear rusted red pour with a short eggshell head. Nose of treacle, toffee and spice. A little gritty on the palate with flavours of toffee, treacle and spice with an earthy quality.
Rob_D_UK (751) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy white head. Aroma of quite sweet malt and tastes of an upfront bitter with lacings of alcohol.
ianwelby (464) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark red beer with a thin bubbly head. The predominant aspect of the aroma is fruit. Flavour is an initial fruity hit with the malt and hops following up after. They’re balanced very well and all three remain in the mouth after the initial swallow as well. A nice, fruity ale with plenty of body and an almost wine-esque finish.
madquacker (1036) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby deep hue and a small head. Sweet ruby notes and light cassis on the mouth. Nice and soft bubbles.
hub66 (109) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jolie couleur brun-rouge; arômes fruités; goût malté avec des notes de chocolat; un petit peu d’amertume à la fin; une bière intéressante
JorgeLee (1178) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrisons, watching Belgium beat Korea. A bit lighter copper than I had expected, white bubbles. Sweet and malty, alcohol present but quaffable nevertheless. Modest spicy hop, but this is really about slightly fruity cake-like malts. A pleasant strong ale.