voyageurmike (362) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber, unfiltered and strongly carbonated. Hops flavor up front, creamy medium body. Mildly bitter hops finish. Inoffensive yet lacking any memorable character.
Nocturne (1951) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho, Tokyo. Clear amber with an off-white head. No lace or retention. Interesting earthy, tobacco-like vibe running through it. Other than that not a great deal going on. Pleasant enough though.
andrewje41 (3571) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Frankies pizza. Pours a reddish orange color with a somewhat absent aroma. Flavor is a little nutty, with a malt forward taste. Slightly dusty finish. Not bad. Not great. Can’t complain on this one.
jgb9348 (6044) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper and amber coloured body with a hint of ruby-tinted brown as well, all with a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, alcohol and a bit of nuts. Medium-bodied; Rich flavour of toasted malt, alcohol, grain, rye, nuts and heaps of caramelised sugars - very nice and pungent. Aftertaste shows a big malt character with hints of nuts and rye and some subtle sweetness to finish it off. Overall, a nice beer for the style with a little sweetness at the end - very rich as well. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on 19-August-2014.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good. Nothing exceptional, but nothing not. Well balanced. Good malts; good hoppiness. Downside if anything is maybe a tad too watery. Wouldn’t mind more maltiness. But, overall . . . good.
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark amber color, clean, with compact head. Caramel aroma, with a mild but interesting fruity side. Soft mouthfeel; strong caramel base, with nutty accent, moderate residual sweetness, light fruity touch; quite strong nutty bitterness too, and some hop resins in the final.
A well brewed beer, clean.
Crit (3934) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown,light tan head.Interesting toffee/malt nose. Very sweet palate with an odd hop bitterness.Flavors don’t seem to blend or complement each other.
BeerandBlues2 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, nutty, and light chocolate malt, light earthy hops and dates. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light earthy hops, medium-light hop bitterness to somewhat balance the sweetness, no fermentation esters, and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
Gerbeer (3532) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Pours a dark mahogany/red with light head. Vegetable hop aromas. Flavors of resin and sharp acidic malts. Not a fan.
luttonm (5714) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mountlake Terrace brewpub. Fresh. caramel-amber malt bomb. caramel mahogany, tight foam. tart carbonation and hop bitterness. good tobacco-leather note. nice, solid, but not hitting the style i was expecting.