KyotoLefty (6892) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by tderoeck. Pretty dark brown with red and thick lace. Winey nose, dreid fruit, oak, vanilla, chocolate, spices (nutmeg), mulled wine, apples. Sweet and fruity, jammy, with chocolate, some leather, grape, apple, wine. Super original and very complex.
madmitch76 (16489) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th February 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a good pale tan head. Palate is smooth and airy. Little dry. Mild minerals. Touch of aniseed but otherwise the alcohol is well hidden. Light toffee malt cream. Dried fruits. Mild spice and a touch of sherry. Finishes crisp. Interesting beer, was expecting heavy and sweet but this is light and crisp!
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Soft caramel, toffee, light acid. Tangy and oxidized, malt, soft caramel. Tart, long chewy caramel into the finish.
argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Campground Throwdown 2, 50cl bottle, thanks zdk. Hazy purple-brown body wiht minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape/vinous, some funk, oak. Taste is sweet, grape, some vinous, caramel. Uncarbonated sticky full body.
bhensonb (11788) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours very darkly ruddy. Aroma seems tobacco/leather with darkish fruits. Med body. Flavor is raisins and light red wine. With leather and some wood. Finishes dry, red berry, woody. Quite nice.
marcus (6969) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue, almost no head and a tobacco and dark fruit aroma. There is a raisin and red wine flavor, just like it says on the label, with a fruity finish.complex and very tasty.
ClubGonzo (4364) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap sample @ Haand Festival 2013. Deep nut brown hazy body, medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is port wine, raisins, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, hints of rum and toffee. Very nice. Taste is sweet caramel, raisins, wood, vanilla, honey, hints of oak and port wine. Creamy mouthfeel, full body and medium carbonation. Warming alcohol, yet hidden in taste despite the high ABV. Very nice, but a bit too sweet to reach the top rungs of the ladder.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Taylor at MFF. Aroma was prunes, port, chocolate and oak. Poured deep purple brown with little carbonation or head. Taste was ruby port, prunes, molasses and vinegary oak. Very dark for all the vinegar notes. This is a dependable kind of beer to come from Alvinne. Gotta be in the mood.
crossovert (8317) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of dark fruits, quite vinous, tannic, oak adds some subtley. A nice one in this series.
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of oak, dark fruit, caramel, plum wine and vinous notes. Medium body.