Iphonephan (4491) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of carramel, dark fruits, oak and some smoky notes. Complex and hot. Boozy finish.,
Westchesterco (1390) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a botyle it is a light brown with a slight head. The aroma is boozey and caramel. The taste is a sweet bourbon with hints of spices and a bit of pepper
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown/mahogany beer with a tan head. Rich malt and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and toffee flavor with caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Grapefruit and toffee linger with caramel and light pine.
Countbeer (5316) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small somewhat thicker creamy beige head.
Hazy warm red colored body.
Aromas of malts, some dust, light fruity, light vinous, some sweets and light soap. Mostly a malty vinous sticky and light dusty aroma.
Flavour is malty, bitter, some light fruity tones, some yeast, light wood, light vinous ish tones...
Aftertate is malty, bitter, some old wood, some porridge, light dry, bit towards a nasty bitter tone.
Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, more than medium bodied and a light sticky good bitter texture.
Too much (nasty) malts and (nasty) wood tones that dominates the flavour and aftertaste, unfortunately!
Damn, this beer gets worse as worse with every sip! Unbalanced with dirty malts, woods and bitters. Ugh...
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big malty caramel, huge oak, vanilla and more. Flavour is quite sweet with loads of caramel, mocca, vanilla, some alcohol, light bitterness of mocca in the finish. Very nice.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle from drinkstore. Really deep amber in colour, really opaque, thing off white head, doesn’t last, great lacing. Nose is dark fruits cherries, raisins, oak, port notes, rich fruity esters, whiskey notes too. Intense flavour of dark rich fruits, more port wine, reminiscent of an aged whisky. Huge body, big syrupy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation bit it’s there. Long complex finish with a touch of bitterness to offset the dark fruits. Excellent.
anders37 (19376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody dark fruit and caramel finish.
RexTalionis (3021) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours darker brown in color with a tan head. Bit of smoke, wood and butterscotch in aroma with a hefty load of fruityness backing it up. Bit on the sweeter side in taste with some notes of vanilla and smokyness too. Notes of honey and dark syrup later on, sweet maltyness too. Quite filling, with some vinous notes in the end.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BrewDog Bristol on 23 Nov. Poured a clear amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma of raisins, figs, caramel and grain. More dried fruit in the flavour, with spice and burnt sugar. Finish was malt, toffee, herbal notes and molasses.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy copper/brown with a small dirty white head and a bunch of lace spots. Aroma is is rich maltiness, caramel, smoke, dark dried fruits, raisins, plums, figs, and some port like characteristics. Flavour is rich maltiness, caramel, faint cocoa, earthy, herbal, medium-high bitterness, oak, faint alcohol and smoke.