bnielsen13 (257) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home batch 10. Pours dark red/brown with an off white head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, molasses, caramel, sweet malt. Flavor is very sweet, dark fruit, toffee, some vanilla and chocolate. Very nice beer with lots of things going on.
jeffwhite10 (3) - Tucson, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
WOW! One of my favorite beers ever! Had the 2104 vintage on tap at Tap & Bottle in Tucson. Pours creamy with the definite aroma of barrel aged rum. Taste is that of dark rum and honey with a heavy bourbon note. This is a BIG BEER.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Sedona Charlottesville, 4/24/15. Hazy orange, thin creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of doughy malt, honey, booze, spice. The taste is doughly malt, honey, raisin, toasted malt, booze. Medium bodied, low carbonation, hot.
Mittenator (1595) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GGW 2015. Dark with a beige head. Booze and molasses. Burnside whiskey. 3 oz was plenty.
Couch0508 (107) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. If they were striving for average, mission accomplished. Not the best but not horrible.
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of oak, boozy, prune, raisin, date, spice, sugary.
Pours a reddish amber with lasting creamy off white head
Dark cherry fruitiness at first taste then prune and date like followed with a strong earthy bitterness. Complex and a bit overwhelming.
Full bodied, medium CO2, lasting bitter finish.
I would like to try this aged. Unique individual flavors. Good sipper with a friend.
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fcjack1 (234) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 batch. Actually can’t remember where i bought it. Pours a dark reddish brown. Thin white head. Scent is very boozy. Taste is also very boozy. Some caramel. Some oak. Very tasty!
michcam8 (369) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Niels! Your a swell pal for sending this gem! High boost level and it definitely comes through. Appearance resembles most belgian quads. Murky brown tint, with a little tan head. Nose is big time caramel malts and booze. Taste was caramel and booze. Finish was caramel and booze. Overall, it was fun to try, but would re-trade this if I ever get it in a box again.
sinfull (1060) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color, head is almost absent . Alcohol , malt and fruits in the aroma . Sweet malty, caramel taste with notes of alcohol , dark fruits, spices ... Very sweet , even though finish is dryer. An ambivalent impressions ...
mstrcrwly (647) - New York, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured into a snifter..burgundy pour with thin off white head..aroma of caramel,brown sugar,molasses,bread,spices..boozy,spicy,dark fruits,sweet..Too much like a cognac or brandy..not enough beer.
chucklemation (741) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, and lots of booze. The booze dominates the flavor as well, with some sweet dark fruits. Syrupy. The booze is a bit too much.