ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sweet and malty nose with lots of oxidation, lots of dark fruit, and some resinous hops. The taste is very sweet, lightly bitter lots of raisin and prune, lots of caramel, toffee, lots of sherry.
jrob21 (2011) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never thought Iíd see this one but it magically appeared among many other things at a recent tasting. Barrel ageing at this point is very subtle. This one might be a bit past its prime drinking time. Aroma is a little nutty with a bit of a cola aspect that reminds much of a scotch ale in that one respect. A little smoky, nutty, and a little grain in the flavor. All a little muted and a little watered down at this point in its life. Drink em if you got em.
mpersinger (311) - , California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Double-Mag shared thanks to mrubio. (Donít know vintage, but past prime). Lovely oxidation aroma. Murky brown, with lean body, nearly flat. Dusty flour nose, smooth whiskey dominates flavor, warming finish.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A brown beer wtih a huge beige head. The aroma has notes of matl, caramel, and dried fruits. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of matl, caramel, alcohol, and dried fruits.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1.5L magnum bottle, courtesy kramer. The pour yields a clear, dark, brassy crimson body with a small, swirly head of smooth, off-white cream. Minimal lace spotting shows on the glass. Aromas are based in big notes of caramel and nougat, with a strong vanilla contingent and notes of sweet, milky cake (think tres leches). A hint of rum raisin and mild barrel spice lends a unique touch, as subtle notes of warming rye whiskey creep in. Itís a very unique and inviting nose. The flavor kicks off with a caramel and brown sugar baseline, transitioning into hints of toasted nuts and very softly charred oak. Vanilla is spicy and persistent, but not overwhelming. Rye whiskey imparts its distinct subtleties without being overly intrusive. There is just a faint hint of dry cocoa that shows up at the very end....not much, but itís there. The palate is a little thinner than I expected, but it still shows ample substance. Light to moderate carbonation is appropriate, and the alcohol is warming but not hot. Overall, I found this to be a very interesting and well done brew. It isnít easy to nail a low-ABV barrel application, but they did a pretty nice job here. Lots of love went into making this stuff, and it shows.
kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, RBWG 2010. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is of dark fruits, some heavy dark caramel, toffee, light alcohol, and some wood notes. The flavor is much the same, a little caramel sweetness, a touch of vanilla, and candied dark fruits with some nice barrel character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little thick with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice beer, but on the overall itís just a good beer, not great. This beerís reputation certainly floats more on the availability and packaging than the quality of the beer.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet with some wood. A bit of bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet with more brown sugar. Hints of wood and spice with a slight stale flavor. Alcohol is pretty mellow and it is nice and smooth overall.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at Oaquiniox. Someone brought a bottle. Thanks! Dark amber color. Mellow lightly sweet. Pretty good.
decaturstevo (4085) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with frothy white head and lace. Aroma of rich sweet dried fruit. Rich sweet dried fruit and full malt flavor. Full bodied with good carbonation. Very nice beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Kramer thanks man. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Malty raisins, sweet dark fruits, a bit of oxidation comes across in a soy and moth kinda way but its not too deterring thanks to the dark fruit ester tones imparted by this strong ale. A nice offering.