dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours a clear dark copper color with a sticky tan head. Little carbonation. Aroma has dates, fig, prune and caramel. Taste is sweet with dates and some light bitterness. Thinner bodied and somewhat sticky. No idea that this is 8.5% abv. Pretty tasty.
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Malty aroma, a little sweet and dry. Copper, clear, light head. Sweet taste that really brings out the dates. Different taste but good as it’s not overdone.
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very deep copper, malty aroma with some fruity spice. Medium thick body, with a decided date flavor. Very enjoyable.
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
wow! Am I glad I tried this beer. Flavor is incredible balance of, in order or prominence, sweet rich malt, rippin drippin hops, tart fruit, hops and malt again then tart malt. Wow. Hitler and Tojo suck!!!!!!!
TEJA (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 4-pack from the 21:st Amendment.
Long lasting thick beige head. Deep dark red color.
Marvelous hop and fruit aroma.
Smooth malty taste with both some fruit and a small chocolate taste. There is a medium bitterness and medium to big body that makes this an almost perfect Strong ale.
baraciisch (1919) - USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish amber in color.... Aroma of caramel, dates and candi sugar... Flavor of candi sugar, malts, caramel and mild bitterness on the palate.... Delicious
umich03jm (2051) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky dark copper color with a decent head that lingers. Aroma is faint and hoppy. Smells like citrus and flowers. Taste is mostly bitter throughout and ends slightly tart and fruity. Flowery hops come through too. A slight alcohol burn on the finish is nice. Overall, a nice collection of flavors that blend well together. Definitely recommend trying this.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours clear brown/bronze with a tiny head. Aroma of piney hops, spices and some citrus. Flavour the same including resin, caramel malts and savoury spices. Hoppy, dry, and oily. Nice.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours an almost clear mahogany color with a finger of frothy off white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some nutty and bready aromas, some grapefruits hops, brown sugar, and a touch of dark fruits.
T - Starts off with some rich sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit hops and bitterness with a touch of brown sugar. Through the middle, some pine hops come through with a bit more bitterness with some bready malts and some dark fruits. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel and bready malts with some tropical hops, bitterness, nuttiness, dark fruit, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, warming, and lightly bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice malt forward, but still fairly hoppy strong ale. I really like the balance on this one.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. A reddish brown body topped by a short lived light beige head. A few blobs of lace were left. On the nose is sweet malt, dates, roast that all come together. Flavor is a fair amount of nuttiness, bready, and nice subdued pine. Needed a touch more sweetness to round out the flavor. Fairly dry finish with roasted nuts. Medium body with mild carbonation. Good stuff.