snownirvana (70) - - OCT 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle into chalice. One if my top 5 beers, fresh, hands down. This one is 11 months aged. A: brown sugar, alcohol, and carmel malt. Gorgeous brown, amber hue, with frothy, slightly khaki head. And nice lacing! T: sweet carmel front, robust brown sugar middle, and mostly sweet back, almost barley wine-like. P: fairly bubbly, super smooth finish. Better fresh, but great aged! Would be a 4.9, if not 5.0 fresh!
gripweed57 (2130) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From old tasting notes. Hazy orange copper color. creamy beige head. Assertive yeasty toasted malt nose. Sweet fruity malt flavor is complex and spicy. Delicious and flavorful.
erickok (5931) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown, small head. Quite filtered but okay caramel malts. Not so rich, quite simple. Disappointing. (75cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
28-Nov-11 (750-ml corked-and-caged bottle: Purchased 23-Dec-07 for $7.99 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA)
So, when I drank this beer back in 2005, I proudly proclaimed it a very complex and unusual beer. Hmm, not so sure about all that anymore, but the fact remains that I still really enjoy this beer, even if it’s actually a pretty simple offering. Sweet and malty, with flavors of caramel candy, toffee, and brown sugar, the beer is like good pop music (almost an oxymoron, I know): simple, easy, not challenging, yet somehow for something that is candy-like, it’s still satisfying and fun. Aromas of sweet caramel candy, toast, toffee, and milk chocolate. Medium in weight with light-medium carbonation. Hazy to cloudy in appearance, the brown body is capped by a small, light-tan head that settles to a thin ring. Enjoyable!
26-Jan-05 (750-ml bottle: $10 at O’Brien’s in San Diego, CA)
I can safely say this is absolutely one of the most unusual and complex beers I’ve ever tasted. The aroma tells you that right off. It smells somewhat like a sweet malt liquor, but with a fairly strong orange scent. In the flavor, I get orange peel, bubble gum, a sugary sweetness, gummy bears, spices, and light bitterness. However, as the beer warms, I think the beer’s character really comes out. And I mean warming to room temperature. It’s a big bottle, so I have plenty of time to actually finish it. At this point, a really nice English fruitiness and caramely maltiness emerges in both the flavor and nose, and adds a degree of familiarity. The palate is sweet, but the light bitterness keeps it from becoming cloying. Dark amber or light brown color, it’s hard to tell because I’m outside the bar and my only real source of light is from the car lot across the street. Clear in appearance. Off-white head is somewhat bubbly and gradually fades to a dimpled sheen. No lace. I think this beer takes some getting used to as it’s just so odd, but with an open mind and a little patience to let the beer open up, you’re rewarded with a pretty nice beer with a flavor that will stick in your mind for a long time. (7, 3, 7, 3, 14 = 3.4)
olio (10013) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A. BBE 16.10.2008.
Pours clear mahogany color with a very small head. Sweet malty aroma, mild cardboard-y notes, hay and some toffee, mild caramel. Sweet caramel flavor, toffee notes, malts, somewhat nutty. Soft carbonation, a bit too sweet for my taste.
rosenbergh (11453) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. BB 16/10/2008. Merci Timo A!
Reddish brown color with a small tan head.
Raisins, dark fruits, sweetness, some cardboard and mild malt in the aroma.
The flavor is dark fruits, sweetness, brown sugar and some musty notes.
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nybol (1731) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appelsin, lime og lidt andre frugter. Ikke så meget humle en fin juleøl, der nok skal drikkes til mad.
BBHansen (909) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: Pours clear golden with short lived white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste notes: bread, a bit of caramel, anis and orange. palette: medium aroma, average carbonation, thin to medium body, average to notable caramel sweetness, low to medium bitterness, medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: a bit thin and not quite fond of the spice mix in this one.
jrodooo5 (1625) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmm, quite different but I don’t think it works! Pours dark copper w/ a tan head that leaves little lacing. The aroma is rather soft w/ some subtle hints of caramel. The flavor resembles ice tea. There is no hop presence whatsoever & it doesn’t really feel like a beer at all. I’m no expert on the style but this isn’t my cup of tea. Lol
Bricks (1105) - Delaware, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice amber brown color. Malty sweet aroma. Taste of slight spice, sweet malt, hay. Its OK.
llkc (2258) - århus, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Duft appelsin lime røde. Frugt,smag appelsin lime æblejuice sødme mandariner