yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
From magnum bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting 2009, courtesy of aspidites - thanks Mike. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is dry wooden and solid roasted malty. Sweet malty and roasted carmalt. Slight bitter and chocolate malt flavoured. Subdued chocolate and vanilla finish. Ungstrup (37678) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Bottled. A brown beer wtih a huge beige head. The aroma has notes of matl, caramel, and dried fruits. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of matl, caramel, alcohol, and dried fruits. anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
Draft @ Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody weak piney hoppy aroma with hints of vanilla and caramel. Fruity malty woody vanilla flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty woody vanilla and caramel finish. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle 150 cl. Clear, warm orangey brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweetish aroma of burned malt and wood. Medium body, burned caramel and lots of oak. Hardly any biterness. 110709 Leighton (21299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Keg at Tempest - SF. Pours clear, deep brown with a foamy topping. The nose holds ripe dark fruits, berries, toasted toffee. Medium sweet flavour with some plums, berries, more toffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with low bitterness, more ripe, dark fruits. Tasty beverage.
Theydon_Bois (19555) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Keg at Tempest, SF, 28/01/16.
Light black with a decent tan cap.
Nose is chocolate, dark malts, nutty, light wood, toffee.
Taste comprises burnt chocolate, scrapings of barrel, toffee, dark fruit, light tobacco trace.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok. mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2016 Draft at PIB 2016, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma brings out leather, cocoa, bready notes and English malt. Flavour is complex, with bready caramel malt, toasted English malt, cocoa and light barrels. Complex and well-integrated. Excellent. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
A: The pour is a clear, amber color with a mild carbonation and a small off-white head.
S: A nice combination of sweet caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and dark fruit aromas fills the nose. There is some barrel influence, but nothing overwhelming.
T: A nice, complex flavor which follows the nose for the most part. The caramel and dark fruits lead the way with some undertones of oak and bourbon. There’s also a slight spice to the beer which I did not detect much of in the nose.
M: The low level of carbonation lends the beer a slightly slick mouthfeel, even with its medium body. I will say I was expecting this to be a bit fuller.
D: Despite a slight disappointment on the mouthfeel, I found this to be a great offering from Anchor, and one that I’ve very much wanted to try. I certainly did not plan on having so many of my highly coveted wants tasted in one day. bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark copper with a beige head. Aromas of citrus and rye? Med body or better. It’s sort of rye spicy. Just a little on the sweet side. There’s a subtle oak astringency that seems to turn it towards dry. Very well blended flavors. Nice. Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of rye, carmel, spice, toffee and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, carmel, oak, rye and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering rye finish.