bhensonb (10184) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy dark amber with a creamy tan head. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma. And kandi. Flavor is very raisin/dark fruit with some yeast/spice and remnants of kandi. There’s a very slight suggestion of chocolate. It’s more than mildly bitter, and I’d say fairly dry. Glad to have tried this.
Tmoney99 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt, candy sugar, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.
mile (2648) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber, very small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sugary sweet aroma, some caramel, fruitiness - dark fruits and some alcohol. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel, fruitiness - dark fruits, some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and some fruitiness - dark fruits, alcohol. Sweet quadrupel with lots of alcohol considering the body.
BMan1113VR (7770) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours with a hazy chestnut to bronze hued body with a large off-white head. Good lace with some legs and fine retention. Very alcoholic on the nose, dark fruits, prunes, plums, some banana esters, brown sugar, very sweet, malty, bready, brown sugar, currants, lightly tart. Flavors of orange curacao, tart, cranberries, sweet, brown sugar. VERY messy. Vinous, metallic, earthy, raisins. Bad to be honest. Leather, dried fruit. Undrinkable. Light bubbles.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a translucent mahogany color with a fairly small, beige, frothy head which is mostly diminishing and minimal, frothy lace. The nose is rich and fruity with lots of fruit cake notes, dried apricots, chocolate syrup, brown sugar, spicy alcohol wisps, spice cake, and some dates. The flavor is similar with lots of fruit and spice; spice cake, spicy warmth, dried apricots, light orange peel, chocolate syrup, light molasses, and a faint roast on the back end. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, velvety, warm, but slightly watery. The finish is long, warming, slightly roasty, slightly herbal, and still dried apricot. Very good quad but just lacks some depth and palate depth. Still an interesting beer and looking forward to more 8 wired beers.
larsga (5892) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium pale brown head. Clear brown body with carbonation.
Syrupy papery aroma with fruity notes. Surprisingly mellow
aroma. Sweet-dryish fruity papery taste with grape notes.
Fullish body. Hot, but otherwise smooth and mild, mouthfeel.
Dryish fruity alcoholic aftertaste with papery dandelion notes.
Weird, and consistently papery. Not their best. (0.5l bottle,
from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)
Dredd (681) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I always find it interesting when a new world plays in the old world space. This is one of the better contenders. The beer is dark brown with light head. The flavour is raisins with a very clean non cloying finish for a beer with this weight of alcohol.
Dazz3 (1460) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small light brown head. Smells burbon and malty. Tastes raisins, malty and alcohol with a similar finish.
rlgk (9016) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber/mahogany color, small beige head. Malty spicy aroma, fruity, some alcohol, figs and raisins. Malty alcohol flavor, spicy, fruity, yeast notes, some notes of hops. Vinous notes. A bit too strong.
fonefan (32791) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet riped fruit, dried fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration, riped fruit, sweet sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.