olio (10374) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2013
50 cl bottle.worldbeertaste (1804) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
Originally rated on 20100212.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, herbs, malts and grass. Flavor of hay, herbs, fruits and mild caramel notes.
Dark caramel brown with a thick, frothy, lacy tan head. Smells of caramel malt mixed with dark malt creating nut, dark berry, liquorish notes. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Tastes like a bitter mixed with a mild rather than being anything either one. Sweet caramel, malt, nut, biscuit and dark berries - blackberry mostly, liquorish and a soft bitter slightly roasted dry finish. SarkyNorthener (4676) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown, no head. Toffee aroma. Taste is toffee and dark fruits. Slightly carbonated and medium bodied. Quite nice. laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Turtola. Rated on 15.05.2009Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
Aroma has English hops, some toffee, malty notes and hints of hay. Flavour is sweetish with English hops, toffee, some caramel, berries and hay. Boring.
Amber-brown colour. Caramel and lightly fruity aroma. Similar taste. A rather bland offering, and totally lifeless in bottle format.
Holmen1 (6011) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff jan-13: klar, mørk kobberfarge med storboblet skum. Snev av ristet brød i aromaen. Litt kjeks og frukt i smaken. Behagelig karbonert, middels munnfylde men lang ettersmak til bare 4%. Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 28, 2013
Full flavoured beer? Not really to my palate. Tastes a bit bland for me, slightly walnuts and hops to open with and then a thin quick bitter end. No real depth. omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2013
Not a style that really floats my boat. Slight chocolate undertones on the palate, but not enough to engage me.
Theydon_Bois (19789) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle on the train to Edinburgh, cheers to JP for the pour - 08/12/12.
Nose is dark fruit, caramel, toffee.
Tate comprises prunes, dark fruits, sugars, toffee.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.
Average. simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 Chocolatey, caramel, good colour and aroma. Sampled at a tasting, I did want the whole bottle, but they wouldn’t let me. Something about not being enough for others. Whatever.