Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: Thin dry caramel body and pleasant woody hoppy finish. Average.
How: Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Cloudy amber body with a little off-white ring of foam
In long: Thin dry caramel with roasted dry cereals. Some residual sugar. Sensation of butterscotch flavoured hard-candy. The beer is somewhat saved by pleasant hoppy finish with a woody caramel after-taste. Quite drinkable but this is one big dick nobody will brag about.
DuffMan (5816) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2008. Slightly hazy brown, boozy whiskey barrel aroma. Sweet toffee and cookie malt, more whiskey character, warming alcohol in the finish.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22. Thanks to the courtesy of some fine soul; I believe it was SecretSanta but it has been a while. Pours black with crystal-clear ruby highlights. Hige sudsy off-white head and intermittent bits of lace on the way down. Cola, tea, CO2, and maybe a bit of alcohol on the nose. Medium body, soft carb. Pleasant understated notes of brown bread, caramel, and cola on the mid-palate, with a sticky cola finish. Nice little effort here.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Def a beer that doesn’t hit you right away. Revel in its complexity with yeasty flavours including bubble gum in the aroma, but a ripe fruity flavor. A unique old ale. 2010 vintage.
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & GregClow -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Man, what a cheesy label. Pours a murky ruby-brown with an average size diminishing off-white head. Mild aroma is malty, fruity and toasty with some brown sugar and chocolate -- pretty nice. Flavour of dark malt, light hops, a little toasty and, whoa, there’s the booze -- I didn’t expect that from the aroma. Watery body, too thin for the style. Started off well but it was ultimately disappointing.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my Tripel Karmeliet big olde snifter: A deep russet brown with a initial big olde frothy tan head which left very good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of big olde aromatic pipe tobacco, leather, musty yeast, chocolate, prune, star fruit, mild grassy and herbal hops, and some phenolic vapours. The taste starts with a big olde malt profile of equal parts dark chocolate and bready pale malts with the same leathery notes found on the nose. Supported quickly by a big olde fruity character that is equal parts twangy citric and sweet over ripened flavors before heading off towards the bitter and mildly spiced finish. The mouth feel is lively and moderate sharp with dry and ashy finish. The alcohol is noticeable but is NOT big olde overpowering. This could still use a bit more age to mellow out more and melt the flavor together but I found it more enjoyable as I drank. A Big Olde Ale Indeed!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber body with an off white head. Floral fruity esters of apples and citrus. Light grapefruit with chocolate and caramel alcohol notes. Decent brew.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Vintage. Pours amber red with an off white head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma with some light flowery notes. The flavor has sweet notes of toffee and berries, with some lighter floral and citric hop notes. Well balanced.
TaktikMTL (5396) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée avec MartinT, Rastacouere, Cathschlag et Beerbuzzmontreal. Arôme: Odeur d’orange et de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: Odeur d’orange et de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’épices avce une pointe de caramel. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel foncé en arrière goût. (Rating #1458)
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz’er. This introduces itself with a nice giant, poofy top over a dark copper ale. The aroma has got an American hoppiness to it, but also hints at a bigger monster beneath. Indeed, right on the first sip there’s an impression of rich malt, stinging flavors of dark fruit and brown sugar, topped off with a nice citrusy top. Decent. (#3427, 4/21/2008)