ricke49 (68) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with some reddish highlights and a large (3-4 finger) light brown frothy head that had great retention, reducing to a med cap and having good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a dark bread malt, floral hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (plums, figs and overripe grapes) and a mild nuttiness.
The taste was very malty with a nice toffee sweetness from the onset, becoming fully robust with a bold dark fruit presence and a mild hoppiness towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a good fruity maltiness and a slight alcohol warming sensation left to linger.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a dry oily texture and a ticklish carbonation.
Overall a fully robust and flavorful brew that possessed a nice light sweet fruitiness, which worked perfectly along with the slight hoppy presence...
Love the way the English style hops come through with this attractively priced strong ale. Appreciate the alcohol restraint to a level of ’just’ 7.0 abv making the 22 oz bottle perfect for an enjoyable session of sipping. Not overly sweet as some strong ales can be. Excellent balance and a pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Need to try more offerings from this brewery! SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBWG: Poured a reddish orange with off white head. Aroma was sweet malt. Taste was earthy with some sweet malt. Didn’t work well with my palate. phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2016
22 oz. bottle shared by Ferris. He had a boatload (RV load?) of these after stopping by the brewery en route to RBWG, so they were a mainstay in the Fart Dungeon, hotel, and everywhere else throughout the week. It pours a clear deep copper color with a small off-white head that settles into a ring. Notes of peanuts, toasted malts, leaves, sugars, a bit of grass and cardboard. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a toasty, earthy mouthfeel. It’s fine, but not a particularly exciting style. BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Ferris. Pours out a amber copper topped with a sand head. nose is sweet malts nutty notes. Taste is more of the sweet malts. DSG (15118) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Bottle sample at a hotel room bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, butter. Sweet flavor, with caramel and a buttery note. Medium-bodied.
JulienHuxley (5910) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle shared. Clear copper pour with disappearing white head. Aroma is sugary, brown sugar, light cinnamon. Taste is sweet, sugary, light grainy huskiness. Palate is med bodied with light-med carbonation. mR_fr0g (13225) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle shared with in a hotel room. Many thanks to Ferris for this one. Hazed reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting loose off white head. Aroma is toffee apple, treacle, woody brown sugars. Flavour is composed of sweet brown sugars, thin, sticky toffee pudding, little apple. Pretty boosty with not much pay off. Palate is thin, sweet, , moderate carbonation. Little woody and cardboard in the finish. b3shine (9079) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bomber to taster (shared with the Mrs; thanks Ferris). Looks solid; a mostly transparent chestnut with off-white head. Smells maltyvwithvnotes of grain and toast alongside some mild hops in the background. Tastes like it smells with notes of burnt toffee. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Unoffensive, but underwhelming. djd07 (15356) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is biscuit, spice, dark fruit. Medium mouth, caramel, raisin, grain, lingering sweetness. VsXsV (4528) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, raisins, sweet alcohol, earth and light fresh hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee and alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite good.