stoutnick (314) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich ugly brown colour. Aroma is caramel and toffee booming out. Taste is strong rich caramel with a thick mouthfeel. Mild bitterness at end, but interacting well between the caramel malt. Finish is a tad sticky sweet. Overall, a great beer, and one of my favourites from 8 Wired.
beer-yum (330) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting beer that combines the appearance of a strong brown ale with the taste profile of a smoky porter/stout. A great way to end a tasting session (as it’s too strong to have too many of - unfortunately).
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 25/8/2013 (batch 103, BB March 18). Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a smallish head. Has a quite a strong aroma of caramel and toffee. This one is a huge malt bomb featuring caramel, toffee, butterscotch, nuts and toast. along with curious dash of fruitiness as well. The smoke is there but it’s quite subtle. Finishes off with a pronounced, almost medicinal, hop bitterness. This comes across as a very big beer, with the 11% quite evident. The palate is quite syrupy and the carbonation moderate. Not a subtle beer by any means, but there is a hell of a lot going on with it. A very full on, complex offering, which is unsurprising from these guys.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Extremely deep dark maroon, purple, brown color, small but thick tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, figs, plums, slightly burnt caramel. Taste is sweet and strong winter fruit with bitter resiny finish and substantial body. Very tasty. A big beer.
HopRedHead (321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a fluffy, khaki head. Aroma of oaky vanilla, smoke, dry wood, earthy notes and chocolate. Touch of dried fruits and nuts. Taste is smoky vanilla, medicinal notes and a resin hop flavour. Bit of warmth on the way down and a nice lasting bitterness. Interesting brew, worth a try for sure.
CapFlu (4314) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours a thin white frothy head atop a deep brown. Nose of rich fig blended malt and coffee grounds. Boozy, nice thick malt base with decent hop resin. Not overly sweet but with a lasting alcoholic linger. Nice.
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DrSilverworm (4724) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Mostly clear dark red color. Little khaki head. Couple small dots of lace. Big caramel, spicy malts up front. Some bitter, earthy spicy hop, but malts are prominent. Moderate sweet taste, with a bigger alcohol bite. Big body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice moderate smoke in the finish noticeable more as it warms up. Hints of chocolate. Interesting, complex, but a little boozy and sweet.
drsordr (832) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour deep amber color. Nose very barleywine like with loads of sweet malt, booze, and the faintest hint if smoke. Taste bracing bitter up front, then toffee, caramel, and sweet malt. Syrupy mouthfeel. Finish bitter with smoke. Very interesting beer, but didn’t love it.
Sammy (8023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclassified style - smoky appearance and aroma.
Spicy and sweet. ABundance of Hops in the finish. Unique beer,every sip different, thanks Duff.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark burnt tangerine pour with a small eggshell head that left a spot or two inside of the glass. Caramel, toffee, toasted marshmallow, smoke, vanilla, and hops. Interesting combination. Sweet but not cloying. The alcohol is present but isn’t distracting. A bit thick and syrupy. Not bad.