StuffWine (156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a magnificent deep clear orange with a loose white head that diminished not too quickly. Aroma soft and sweet malts, mild bitter hops and honey. Rich flavours, initially lightly toasted malt moving quickly to bitter, but then slooowly morphing back into malt and light honey, but also a faint presence of alcohol. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, slick texture, with a long bitter-sweet finish. Oh I do want more of this one.
ehaak26 (305) - - JAN 13, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Pub in Lexington. Aroma was strongly toffee and caramel with some fruit.
kasap (25) - Skopje, MACEDONIA - JAN 10, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with small off-white head that doesnít last much and leaves minimal lacing. Malty aroma, with caramel, toffee, bread and biscuits most notably; later some discrete alcohol also develops. Taste follows the aroma, light to medium sweet with notes of caramel, bread and biscuits, that continues in mild bitterness and subtle warming alcohol at the very end. Light to medium bodied, with somewhat oily texture and soft carbonation.
BucannonXC5 (1555) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 330-ml. bottle
Glass: Hardwood Artisans shaker pint glass
From: My friend, Alistair
Purchased: N/A; Received on Dec. 31, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 31, 2016
Reviewed as: Extra Special / Strong Bitter
Misc.: Best by Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. MT
Was left over from a New Yearís Eve party. Had a bottle with a friend and actually liked it. Gave it a 3.75 on Untappd, but think it will be higher here. Surprised I had never reviewed it. I guess Iím not exactly and expert with this style, so will go into it with an open mouth.
Poured a light amber clear color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Average spotty lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled caramel, toffee, earthy floral, plum, spoiled dark fruits, unsweetened iced tea and rye spices. (Smell - 4.25)
Clean and crisp on the taste. Got earthy floral, dark fruits, spices (rye?), toffee candy, buttery caramel, pear, dark red apple and a touch of iced tea. (Taste - 4.50)
Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Clean, crisp finish. (Feel - 4.25)
Wow. Really liked this for the style. Got better each sip. (Overall - 4.25)
4.32 96 A
ngunity (157) - - JAN 2, 2017
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From pint bottle. Pours with one finger of large bubbled head and minimal retention. Beer is light amber and perfectly clear. Very pretty. Aroma is of a rich maltiness. Taste is similarly malty and delicious. Reasonably easy drinking
AleRider78 (897) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very small layer of foamy off-white head. Has a golden/amber appearance. ok lacing. Aromas are pretty faint, malted barley, light roasted malts, a bit citrusy. Pretty mild. Flavours are quite malty and a bit of citrus hops. Mild sweetness and definitely bitter but not as expected. Barley malts are also noticeable. Medium carbonation. Tingling mouthfeel and also slightly watery. Pretty good, will try again.
arsol (1072) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Klar brun farge med luftig hvitt skum. Lukter karamell og noe krydder. Lite fylde og smaker av honning, krydder. Bitter avslutnig.
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.
matzou (152) - SPAIN - DEC 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
ņ: caramel earthy
ņ: clear copper body
T: Lighty sweet spicy earthy hoo
BillWyce (1051) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber color with a tight, 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of caramel malt, with notes of bread and citrus. Medium body with just a touch of oil. Mild dryness to the finish. Nutty and caramel malt flavors, with just a touch of citrus. A bit of a bread note at the back.