marcus (9029) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours amber with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt base with subtle hop bitterness. This would be a lovely session beer.
Skinnyviking (8660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Slightly clouded brown body. Lovely barley malt aroma with a dusty light peppery note plus a bit of caramel. Mild and smooth in spite of the relatively high alcohol percentage. Rather sweet though with a herbal spicy flavor and a nice shot of caramel. Fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation, long dry finish. Actually I find that this beer is rather complex and hard to describe.
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aroma is heavy sweet, some odd fruity notes too. Perhaps light hops. Flavor is heavy sweet, light bitter finish. Creamy texture.
downender (7861) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose, Stroud. Deep brown in colour with a touch of red and decent, off-white head. Fruity aroma with some caramel sweetness. Flavours of barley sugar and redcurrant jelly, with plenty of alcohol in the finish. Good.
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500. Pours a crystal clear dark brown with a loose and sudsy tannish head. Sharply tart nose in a way that seems to come from out of nowhere; raw and overripe and strawberryish, almost kinda grand-cru-ish. Odd, but you could see why they might want to go this way. Figs and dry leaves as well. Medium body, not much character in the way of creaminess or anything. Figs, raisins, and a bit of strawberry on the mid-palate. Neutral finish.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at the Plough, Worcester, May 2009. I only went for it because I thought I had only had it in bottle but it turned out to be one of those "I must have rated this before, oh no I haven’t moments". Ginger colour. Good condition. Quite fruity aroma. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Sweetish. Some medicinal herbal notes.
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@John bull pub.Pours deep brown with an off-white head.Aroma of malt, hay, grains, caramel and some fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and somewhat sugary with some spicy notes.Medium body, average carbonation.Ok beer
Ernest (7286) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), trace yeast (dough), with light notes of vanilla, paper, prune. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Not much to say; a pretty dull beer. Rather tart in a not-so-pleasant way.
blankboy (7180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Labelled as "Our Glass". Pours a flat clear reddish-brown with no head. Mild semi-sweet aroma of light hops, spices and caramel malt. Flavour is quite malty and has a mild Scotch Ale quality to it. It’s also surprisingly bitter compared to the aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Hey tupalev, you mention not liking it as much as me & Harry but I rated it lower then you, so clearly you are wrong. Overall it was a decent beer but nothing special.
Strykzone (6643) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark caramel brown with a small tan head that is noisy and very temporary. A pleasant aroma of dark fruit and caramel. That aroma stays pleasant throughout the bottle. Flavor is rye, spicy, fruity, and caramel. Throw in some more spice and this could be a nice Fall or Winter seasonable. Still, it is a nice beer with a classic feel to it.