chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased 750 ML bottle @ Liquor Barn in Redding, CA. My bottle poured a deep amber color, with a tan colored head that collapsed quickly due to the alcohol content. No Brussels lace. The bouquet: raisins, chocolate, with a nice whiff of a great Belgian yeast strain. The palate: light, balanced hoppiness, with a powerful raisiny, toffeish, caramel mouthtaste. The finish: good aftertaste, begging for me to have another sip! Definitely serve this at cellar temperature- 58 - 62F for optimum flavor. Praise the LORD for great beers like this!
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden brown color with tangerine edges and a two finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet, slightly spicy aroma with prominent dark fruit esters and dark malt sweetness. Slightly herbal and medicinal with a touch of cough syrup, pepper and clove. Vinous fruit sweetness with grape, fig and raisin. Some Belgian candi sugar in there with caramel malt sweetness, toffee and toast.
Fuller end of medium body with a more complex flavor profile than the nose hinted at. Soft carbonation with a nice balance of peppery spice, herbal/syrupy flavor, vinous fruit and dark malt sweetness. Peppery with some clove and faint piney hops. Very sweet and vinous with prominent fruity esters, notably grape, fig, raisin and other dark berries. Also, there’s some dark malt sweetness with hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Nicely balanced and the high ABV is excellently masked making beer a bit too easy to drink. Would never have guessed it was 10%.
cagou007 (614) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with thin tan head. Nose is fruits, caramel, honey. Aromas are toasted malts, dark fruits, nuts, some butter and whisky notes. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter butterish finish.
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northropfrye (2911) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maroon body, white head, not much retention. Poured into chalice. dried fruit, raisin, sweet yeast aroma. Taste is sweet, malty. Similar to a quad. Decent.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little sour with raisin flavor. Not the best. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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Kosmokrator (668) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Limpido color ambrato con un bel cappello di schiuma beige. Aroma fruttato e fortemente caramellato, note pungenti e un po’ fenoliche; gusto mediamente rotondo, dolciastro, note di zucchero caramellato e un lieve tocco metallico nel finale. Meno corposa dell’atteso, frizzante, non eccessivamente morbida. Sinceramente mi aspettavo di più.
markextrae (2497) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample, notes. dark copper amber colour slight hazy with a tanned head. nose of caramel malts, raisins, bread, and caramel biscuits. cloves and some dark forrest fruits in the back. fudgie, with some vanilla notice. nice.
Hallstein (355) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dark fruits, spicy dark bread, toffee, caramel. Flavors has much of the same. Spicy sweet malt, slight coffee, caramel, toffee and nice dark fruits. Quite good, but nothing out of the ordinary.
gregwilsonstl (1567) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly clear amber copper. Smells malty. Loads and loads of banana in a great way. Tasted at Elijah Ps Monsters of Beer festival.
teorn88 (4729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shoreditch, London. It pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly boozy. Light roasted notes, dark fruits, caramel, prunes, dates and toffee. Taste has more roasted malts, cocoa, toffee, dark fruits and burnt sugar. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, bold
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of plum, alcohol, clove, apple, caramel. Clear red-bronze with a mostly lasting off-white head. A little sweet, fruity, raisiny, pretty clean. Full bodied, warming.