mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
[1712-20080917] 22floz bottle. Fruity hops and some light apple skins aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy light tan head. Citrus tangerine juice flavour has a mild floral tang finish. Medium body. Mild oldness but no proof of date.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2007
<i>Overheard: "There’s no proof [of the date] except for that chunk at the bottom." "Mmm, chunky."</i>
<i>(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)</i>
poured a rich amber with a boisterous head. sweet dates, honey and toffee on the nose. delicate flavor, the classic warmth stands out here. Not over the top at all. blankboy (7860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of ’Summer Secret Santa 2008’. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with some bubbles and a large lasting foamy off-white head. Nice spicy malty aroma along with some sweetness and citrus fruit. Flavour’s not as good (it may be a touch past it’s due date but it’s hard to tell as there’s no date anywhere on the bottle), there’s a touch of sourness to it along with citrus fruit, bready malt and spices. Average bodied. Not bad, I thought it was O.K. -- I’d love to try a fresh bottle though. highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2010
deep copper to almost red. Small white head with really nice lacing. Aroma is not really noticable but nicely sweet. lightly chewy with lots of deep malts, a little nutty. Sweet finish with light hop bite. Not bad. yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is thick maæty, caramelish and light breadish. Wooden, breadish. Dry and herbal. Toasted malty, bitter, herbal and dry. Bitter and bone dry finish.
fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from CoOp BellinghamFerris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Cloudy dark amber color with small creamy head. Aroma of caramel, a bit cheesy. Sweetish and smooth mouthfeel, strong caramel flavor with a nutty accent, light Parmigiano Reggiano impression, some roasted nuts in the final. Strong bitterness.
Old tasting (it’s about 1 years old), and not impressive anyway.
Draft - Rich caramel notes. Clearish copper with a rich beige head. Sweet caramel with a bit of hop bitterness. Not bad. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel - courtesy of blankboy. Copper-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of resiny hops, spice, caramel, orange zest, grapefruit - nice! Medium bodied. Flavour is quite sharp, with notes of sour citrus and grapefruit pith overpowering what seem to be some nice toffee & dark sugar notes from the malt. Seems a bit off-kilter to me - as blankboy notes, it could’ve been an old bottle. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy bitter finish. luttonm (6955) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Draft at PT Taproom. Amber-gold, small foam. Soapy aroma, butterscotch. Creamy sip, good alc warmth. Warm and fruity. Mulled wine hints. Amber malt, a little metallic. Alright.