bluelunatique (3) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small head. First taste is like drinking a sweet brandy liqueur but definitely more alcohol.
I am now halfway through the bottle and Buckwheat honey comes to mind but it's quickly mixed with a resinous, malty flavor and a slight hop bitterness at the edges of the tongue. It is a bit complex but each sip hits generally the same (yeah I know I contradicted myself but like I said, I'm half way through the bottle so cut me some slack!) making me wonder if I shouldn't have stirred up the yeast. I might try it again and decant the beer without the sediment. Either way it is a worthy beer and worth the effort! I hope that helps.
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Couch0508 (75) - 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 (1128) - 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 (223) - 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 (357) - 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 (1020) - 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 (600) - 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 (696) - 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.
thomashall (227) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber brown pour with minimal head. Strong boozy smell with dark fruits. Taste follows...nice sweetness with the booze. Really awesome beer.
johnnnniee (2731) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 bottle shared tonight by Todd, thanks for the opportunity!
Very sweet and still has a bit of alcohol to it. Very fruity. Probably past but nice to try.
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.5 oz pour at highball. Super thick aroma of Sugar and malt. Holy cow this is super sweet any syrupy. If you want a beer that is maddeningly sweet medium malt abv bomb you must try. Amber maroon pour. Fig notes. Burns a little going down at 17.5.