mensch (205) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK, I think I kinda like this one. Dark copper with a lasting creamy topper. Clove, pepper and brown sugar lead the stampede of aroma out of the glass. Rich fruit greets my tastebuds; shake hands with plum, raison and some slightly overcooked english toffee. A note of sherry plays in the background. Chewy, long and complex finish. Glorious.
XmnwildX12 (1623) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ryan, pours a reddish brown with a thin white head. Aroma of cherry, nuts, light spice and malt. Taste is some Belgian yeast, some light caramel and vanilla notes, nice light fruit.
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ryanfolty (1464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 14, 2013 - bottle from Everett’s. Clear brown pour with nice head that faded quickly and spotty lacing. Foamed up nicely with a gentle swirl. Aroma was vanilla, caramel and spice. Taste was consistent with aroma but also had some light chocolate notes. Smooth and medium bodied. First bottle to kickoff Alesmith night.
ACHops (296) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours dark brownish amber with thin head. Aroma is sweet slightly spicy caramel malt. Taste is big syrupy sweet caramel malt and mild Belgian yeast notes. Somewhat lacking nuance but this is a really solid beer. High abv is easily notable. Take on a full bottle of this at your own risk.
yiannnos (499) - , CYPRUS - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber colour. Caramel dark fruit aroma. Sweet, caramel, belgian yeast taste.
Bendrixian (711) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #700. Brown hazy colour. big aroma with a fruit preserve quality mixed with cherry pie and a boozy whiskey and burnt sugar note. very complex aroma. Big beer with a never ending finish and fruity and juicy flavours that have a leather and fruit jam quality. Very fresh beer even if this one was a few years old. Amazing.
Atheist_Peace (737) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle. Tons of slightly soured red fruit on the nose with burnt sugar. The same notes take over the palate. Fantastic stuff for sure.
cbfobes (1733) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at RIBCO, pours a clear dark brown with an off white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma is really sweet with a lot of malt and caramel with a little bit of dark fruit and candy sugar, the flavor has some dark fruit on the front end with a sweet caramel and chocolate like finish, for sure a sipper, I enjoyed this .
radagast83 (3128) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 Vintage. Poured a brown-ruddy color with a small wispy head. Aroma is smooth malts, some age on it noticeable. Aroma is smooth malts. Flavor is aged malts, not quite soy, but too much longer and it would have hit that level. Glad to have tried this one.
BoringBard (118) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of alcohol, yeast, candis sugar and caramel. Bronce with tiny white head. Taste bitter and sweet. Thin and well carbonated.
Uhlen (186) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour, almost nonexistent beige head. Aroma of candysugar and belgian yeast. Citrusy, malty and toasty taste, very type-standarized. Still very good, but not anything special.