oberabcbbsok (692) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2007
Small botle. Not drunk on draft yet. A complex and good tasting beer with some bitterness and also some sweet touches. I love it Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Body. Dark tawny brown body with a very thin ring of bubbles. Nose-bready, raw sugar, molasses, unsweet fruit juice. Taste-sweet apple, brown sugar, dough, very hot, alcohol is way up front, prickly CO2, raw and unrefined almost turpentine like, light prune, dirty, cheap watered down whisky, almost woody. The sweetness is kept well in check. The “rawness” is distracting. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
750ml bottle. Golden amber colour with a massive fluffy head. Some peppery notes on the nose. Spicy, yeasty notes come through much more strongly, and very agreeably, in the aroma. Fairly tart, crisp mouthfeel that allows this do drink more easily than an 11% beer has any right to. A tasty and pleasant beer, if not as much of a beast as I expected.
bhensonb (16110) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2007
750 ml. bottle; production code 02CF; Ledgers label date of 112006. The aroma is yeast and fruit. Probably apple. Maybe some sultanas. Cool orange color with bubbles coming up all through it. A white head that collapsed impressively. Medium bodied, with very mild carbonation. The flavor seems citrus, pale malt, candi, arguably some fruity hop. A little heat is noticeable. The finish is very lightly sweet, a bit yeasty/earthy, and very lightly bitter. It’s a very decent sipper. Good for that desert island where only one ale is allowed. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
Orange-amber in colour, very long lasting cream coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma is very yeasty, lots of apples. good sweetness, orange citrus, some spice. The flavour is of caramel sweetness, orange zest, some apple skin tartness, lots of yeast, some earthy malts. Pretty smooth despite having noticable alcohol. Sweet and dry mouthfeel, medium/large body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes long, sweet, yeasty and warm. Lots of alcohol throughout this one, it never seems to overpower anything. Very creamy and full bodied, nice.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2007
750ml bottle from the <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York for $9.99.
Purchased on August 20, 2007 and opened on September 1, 2007.
Production code: 03CE.
Amber with off white creamy head. Malty aroma. Very alcoholic flavours. Some dark fruits and banana as well. Some very mild hop bitterness at the end. Hardly any carbonation. reakt (951) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle @ Chris_O’s. Amber with an off white head. Nose of yeasty banana and malt. Flavours of honey, orange and grassy hops with strong alcohol and some earthy notes. Quite gassy with a medium feel in the mouth. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
A Mes rate:
Bottle at Chris_O’s HogTownHarry minifest. Thanks to Chris. Light amber with a thick and bubbly head that settles quicky to a thick film that leaves good lacing. Sweet malt and yeast aroma. Heavily alcoholic flavour but still pretty good. Notes of pineapple and yeast. Very slight bitterness in the finish. So so. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Thanks to egajdzis for sharing this. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber iwth a medium bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, a little musty, sweet and malty. Flavors of dark fruits, toffee, nuts, citrus, creamy and smooth (this was an aged bottle), kind of spicy. harrisoni (19695) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle drunk at Chris_o’s HogTownHarry meet up. Copper colour. Clear. Lasting beige head. Sweetish, candy sugar. Banana estery. Bit too sweet. Good flavours though.