sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear dark red with a huge, slowly descending, lacy and beige, cloudy head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramely malt, hints of oak. Dried-fruity, sourish-caramely and slightly ashy flavor with some oaky tannins, berries, and hints of vanilla. Medium body, slightly thin, not much carbonation after the foam has settled. Not extremely enjoyable, and somewhat thin. Alvinne should also learn the art of CO2 in beers - nearly all of the bottles seem to be gushers of some sort.
marcus (5876) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale poured with a thin tan head and a smoked malt aroma. This is a highly carbonated beer with a sour cherry and oak flavor.
bhensonb (10184) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thought this was Gerwaarde Pater. Pours a ruby brown with a little light head. Fresh fruity aroma - red fruits. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is lightly tart, suggesting cherry. Itís oaky. Finishes very pleasant. Quite good.
Fin (6886) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that I picked up at the brewery/shop March 09 consumed 31-05-09 This bottle literally exploded on pouring and then just pumped until about half of the contents had found there way over my shirt, table and floor, thank god I chose to open this one outside. Poured murky puddle brown with an off-white head. The aroma is a little sour with some cane sugar and spice. Taste is tongue numbingly spicy (a little overdone methinks) alcohol also shows and its fruity with some brown sugar there is alight sourness at the edges and whilst interesting this is merely an ok sort of beer. A6 A3 F6 P3 Ov12 3.0
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle. Cap stamped Dec 2010. Poured a deep and cloudy amber color (almost brown) with a smaller sized off white head. Lots of big suspended floaters. Aromas of roastiness, bananas chips, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and lighter spices. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, tart cherries, grape skins, dark fruits, and some sugary sweetness. Had a lighter tart finish which I liked.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of chocolate, coffee, malts, and slight caramel. Poured brown/deep amber in color with a tiny head that disappeared immediately. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of chocolate, malts, caramel, a hint of yeast, and something I just cannot identify. Medium body. Thin, chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, chocolate finish is chalky. 9%ABV totally hidden.
zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper/amber, with a small head. Aroma is fruit, spices, and a little oak. Flavor is fruit, oak, sugar, and alcohol. Not as sweet as I expected.
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 oz.... brownish pour... overly matured fruit flavor.... sweet... didnít get any oak but maybe a hint of smoke... cannot taste the alcohol and is hidden well for 9%... good but not overly impressive...
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of oak (am I the only one that actually gets oak from this?), red fruits, dried dark fruits, cinnamon, maybe some other spices, quite complex and interesting. Flavor was a touch odd for me with the fruits turning very overripe and a bit too much candi sugar for the oak. Certainly still tasty, just let down a bit after the aroma.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a amber brown body with an off white head. Turpentine, licorice, and a lightly metallic aroma. Iím still looking for that bourbon and oak character per print on the bottle. Licorice and some dark fruit with hints of soy and a moderate etoh warming. Lightly chewy with hints of spices and citrus. Its kind of a mess.