brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown / copper color, silky tan lace. Dark molasses & black licorice, tobacco, leather, Belgian candi sugar, oaky, plum. Much in the nose, rest spills over onto the palate. Spices are subdued but not absent. Interesting.
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a bottle. Poured a relatively clear, but slightly hazy copper color with a pretty decent sized off-white head. Aroma is some light yeast, vanilla and wood notes round out a lot of the harshness. Dried fruits are in both the flavor and the aroma, some light roast. Very smooth for the largeness of this particular brew.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Roasty oak with a good dose of vanilla. Another kickass brew.
RABinVA (1009) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, I think 2012. Pours deep ruddy amber. Thick off white head. Big roasty woody aroma. Hints of fruit. Taste is roast, wood, tons of dark fruits. Bit of a slow burn. Dangerously drinkable for such high boost.
BVery (5614) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. Reddish amber pour with a white frothy head. Plum, raisin, somewhat sticky sweet. Very good!
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, from Dilly Deli. Bottled 1/2010. Shared at Natifest 2013. Clear amber brown color. Minimal off-white head. Couple bits of lace, nothing sticks. Oak, some bourbon vanilla. Light carbonation, medium-plus body, a bit thin and watery though. Lightly oaky, caramel malts. Light hint of barrel. Just a bit thin, though. Tart taste, light sweet. Dark interesting beer.
drsordr (891) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Natifest 2013. Pour very dark cola brown. Nose nutty sweet, but also a little funk, tannin or oak. Taste sweet malt, nut and sugar. Not as spicy or bubble gum ester as I like in a Belgian.
AndyReynolds (818) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Natifest. I got brown sugar, oak, sweet malts, and caramel in the aroma. Complex. Very good.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours an amber color with a beige head of foam. The aroma has plum, some oak and roast coming together in the taste to make a smooth, boozy quad.
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum. Yeah, looks good in the glass. It had a near clear deep dark ruby/brown body and a small quickly sidesticking off-white top. Nutty dark caramel on the nose with a little bit of gunpowder and lots of ripe old fruits and berries. Plums and dates comes to mind. Lovely aroma. Really packed with flavors also. It’s sweet with lots of dark fruity and malty sweetness. Some yeasty and nutty traces shines through, it has a soft really prickling carbonation level and a thick oily light sticky mouthfeel. A really suiting alcohol burn finishes this of nicely. Perhaps a bit to much of that last on the end, but I like this one. 21.06.2013