sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, Andersons, $7.99 I think. Apparently unfiltered, this beer pours a murky dark copper with a creamy off-white head that dissipates into a thin, sparse covering and a thin ring; no lacing. Aroma is rich, sweet, caramel, toast, hint of red berries. Flavor is almost cloyingly sweet; toffee, oak (!), orange peel, maybe vanilla. Body is full and oily, slick, light but lively carbonation. Probably a little too sweet but otherwise really nice. The barrel-aged version of this beer is in my fridge for tomorrow, and I expect it to be interesting given that this non-BA version already tastes oaked.
Mister_Li (1244) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leicht trübes, rötliches Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, süßlich, Karamell, nussig, leicht fruchtig, etwas Rumtopf, sehr süffig.
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.
Thechasm442 (964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Murky toffee with an average khaki head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, smoky malts, and a bit of whisky. Taste is full of caramel and toffee sweetness with malts, citrus, bread, and a sweet finish. Average thickness and sweet.
muzzlehatch (4937) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from Sonoma Cellars in Delavan, WI, served at cellar temp in a Maudite glass. Smallish off-white head recedes quickly to a thin ring topping a vaguely hazy copper-bronze body...sweet vanilla-caramel aroma, little in the way of smokiness or peat (this is the second SA in a row I’ve had with this aromatic profile - both have been nice for nosing, but give me some reminder of Ardbeg!); hints of pie spices (cinnamon, clove) become evident with warmth...slightly less sweet to the tongue than might have been expected, but still more than a little sugary at first, becoming just a touch drier and bitter/burnt towards the finish...somewhat more alcoholic than it might be - I’d guess this was closer to 10% - and the body is a little vapid, though acceptable; carbonation is just slightly on the high side. Overall a perfectly reasonable and decent-drinking Scotch but nothing special really.
Bawelt (815) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Le bouquet est juste superbe : un vrai dessert de pommes confites, de vanille, de cannelle. Magnifique.
Bouche plus simple : attaque caramel et support pomme. Petites notes épicées. Finale un rien amère et loin d’être sirupeuse par rapport au nez.
Très buvable mais un rien décevante par rapport au bouquet extraordinaire.
androman (2136) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1pt 6fl oz shared bottle at home from FirmaBier. Nose is dried fruits, dark berries, caramel, plum, light bourbon. Body is dark reddish deep brown. Aroma is dark berries, raisin, caramel, biscuits, milk chocolate, herbs, wet old wood. Medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty fruity medium bittersweet. Full body, oily sticky texture, average carbonation. Easy dessertish beer, strong flavor, bit out of balance but very tasty, great one.
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small, diminishing beige head, that leaves just a thin cover above the near copper colored liquid, that have just a hint of haze. Sweet aromas, with an earthy, estery backdrop. Has some hints of being a red, but really just seems to be a bit unclean. Thicker, lightly oily feel. Caramel, fruit and alcohol flavors. I think the alcohol dominates the spice that might be found from the rye. A bit too much out of balance for me. 8/10
melush (3774) - SPAIN - AUG 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Zombier, Malaga, Spain.
A: Ambersih brown.
T: Malt, sweet, vanilla, bourbon.
indrekr (502) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear, dark orange, amber, tan foam, minimal head, disappears fast. Aroma: honey, alcohol, bread, some toastiness. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, very nice balance. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, oily feel, astringent, bitter, long finish.
travelguy (5) - USA - JUL 11, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy amber with little head. Very malty with almost no hop presence. I’m not a fan of overly hopped ale but this one needs more...very little character to this.