Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 2008 / released 2009
Bottle graciously gifted by afdempse right after it was released. I pulled this out of the cellar to share with Mike and Mike the other day.
The beer is dark brown with amber highlights. The head is thin, leaving only sparse lacing.
The nose offers heavy spices, most notably juniper berries, as well as both a heavy hop and malt presence.
The flavor brings floral, pine, resin, earth, juniper berries, sweet alcohol, malt, and various other spices. Wow, this is a complex brew.
The body is light to medium, with moderately low carbonation.
Overall, a fun and interesting brew. Itís certainly worth a try. Ideal to split a few ways, as a few ounces was plenty.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-30-2011
fiveacestx (419) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received in trade from rayl101 (thanks Kev). Pours dark (almost solid black) and had a light brown head that settled with a tan color to it. Had a smoke taste it with a malty body. Finishes with a creamy mouthfeel and the 11% ABV definitely stands out.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
big thanks to mwsf for bringing this one to pilsen. 2006 bottle, sampled in 2009. poured a murky brown with a purple tinge and a persistent beige head; a weird aroma of prunes, malted milk and buittered popcorn; strangely reminded me of tinned fruit with plenty of molasses and burnt bitterness reminiscent of the expedition stout. bizarro, a real experience to drink a bottle of this
Strykzone (4199) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Medium brown. A spiced nose. That is also tasted. A wild spice ride in the flavor. Not a favorite but fun to try.
ryanfolty (1674) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 21, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: footbalm Description: Opaque dark brown pour with almost no head. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla, berry, fruit, maple, and spice. Taste was sweet sticky maple start, then sour berry, then dark fruit with some spices and an alcohol finish. Medium bodied, smooth with a hint of carbonation. 2008 bottle, number 8877. Thanks Eric!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to a trade via BA. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was vanilla, earth, spice, fudge, and maple. flavor was spice, fudge, cinnamon, and alcohol. body was medium-heavy with medium carbonation.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
draft at Bellís Eccentic Cafe Dec. 2010. Slight soy, lots of alcohol, long roasted malts, thin to no head, flavor & aroma of raisin and dried dates.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the source, listed as 12%. Murky black, scant edge head. Aroma of salty chocolate, squid ink. Taste has licorice, sweet potatos and various tuberous vegetables. Unusual to say the least.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: An oxidized, overly sweet and overly spicy burgundy ale. Bad
How: Bottle 12oz, age unknown (1 to 2 years of age probably). Split three-way, thanks to the Trois-RiviŤres lover boys
The look: Dark burgundy-brown body with almost no head
In long: Nose is oxidized (wet cardboard), spicy, minerals, sweetness and overall just plain off. Taste is syrupy, thick caramel, too much spiciness, molasses, oily toffee, cardboard. Very sticky mouthfeel. Was the bottle too old or was it just not my type of beer. I donít know but one thing is certain I didnít like this bottle. Anyway, I think having a tasting in the middle of a the Soirťe Des Brasseurs 2011 party was not such a good idea and the day after I filled for dignity bankruptcy.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle courtesy of northernbrews.
Pours black with ruby highlights in my Samuel Smithís pint glass. half inch thick creamy tan head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty coffee with hints of maple syrup. Flavor is much the same, with a full body, and a deceptively smooth finish for 12% abv