IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour was deep copper with not a lot of head. Aroma was of toffee, dark fruits, sweet malt, and oak. Vanilla was a bit more prevalent in the flavors along with more toffee, malt, and toast. Very smooth brew with a great blend of both flavors and aromas. I’d love to have another one of these.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 Wow, this blew me away! Brown with tan head- filtered (-1 on appearance). Aroma and flavor reveal a nice toasted woodiness, probably from the aging process. This couples with a beautiful combination of toast, roast, and bread crust, as well as darker fruit flavors (dates, raisins). Incredibly tasty. Complex and intense yet drinkable to the highest degree!
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at OBriens Pub in San Diego. A beginner of a fine evening of weeknight drinking late in September with Katie. Color is dark brown with a fine developing white lace served in a Chimay chalice. Aroma is mostly ashy smoke and dark fruit, with raisins and cherry tossed in the mix. Flavor is fairly light and dry, with bitter smoke and just a hint of oak showing through in the finish. Dark fruits comprise most of the flavor up front. Belgian yeast notes linger in the finish. Pretty tasty.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, Fed 2005 vintage. Murky red-orange brown with a small tan head. Alefruit, prunes, raisins, and biscuit in the aroma. Heavy alcohol presence, with dark fruit flavors and heavy tannic characters. Raisin and alcohol finish. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, thick and hot.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is a deep brown with a small off-white head, and some light lacing. Aroma of wood, yeast, malt, fruit, chocolate. Taste is of oak, fruit, sugar, chocolate, and alcohol. The mouth was average, though maybe a little light for this beer.
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla, wood, and maybe a little licorice in the aroma. A lot of malt and some smoke in the flavor, with a bit of a bitter finish. Really good but still slightly disappointing compared to some of Allagash’s other efforts. I’ll take the Curieux over this any day.
krumbum (946) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carmel clear brown but dark enough to restrict you seeing through it. Light apple and sticks smells. Spicy wood flavors light sweet herbal floral flavors. Herbal coating left behind.
dagimp (944) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Greeks in Narberth PA. Pours a dark brown/black with dark white head. Smoked aroma with some maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick and almost syrupy. Taste is dark and smooth. Less smokey than the nose but full nonetheless. Pete, oak, dark malt and liquid smoke predominate. An overall I excellent beer. I really liked it.
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nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Columbus tasting, shared by Ohiodad! Reddish-brown pour, brief tan head. Spicy aroma...a good bit of vanilla and oak. The flavor had some bourbon notes along with some yeast and spice elements. Nice carbonation over the palate.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Bottled October 2006. Cloudy Dark brown like root beer with full light brown head. Sweet aroma. Taste of malasses, dark chocolate and malt with a bitter after taste. No taste of the Oak barrel.