brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is a dark chestnut sort of color with a finger’s worth of khaki colored head.
S: A very surprising amount of oxidation to this beer. Lots of stale brown sugar notes and stale hop character. Some mild cardboard to go with it. There’s still some decent sweetness from some toffee and molasses and a fair amount of roast.
T: There’s a surprising level of bitterness to this beer, with a bit of an earthy hop character. Mostly molasses, in terms of the sugars, with a fair amount of licorice. There’s quite a bit of alcohol to it, especially as it warms up.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and alcohol heat on the finish.
D: My first beer of the Eccentric series, but this wasn’t really for me.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unclear brown with medium beige head. Sweet and spicy aroma with caramel and roasted malt. Spicy flavour with roasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: Murky amber coloured. Beige lasting head. Chocolate, spices, hops and flowers in the aroma. Resinous, hoppy and light medicinal flaovur. Has a nice mouthfeel. Has a distinct lasting bitterness in the and. Thanks Raindog for the trade.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malzig-süßer Geruch, klebrig, karamellig, etwas alkoholisch. Sehr karamelliger und eigener merkwürdiger Antrunk, unpassend, melonig-süß, etwas brennend. Mehrere Aromen funken hier unpassend zueinander gleichzeitig, sehr süß, zum Ende bodenständiger werdend. Mir ZU eigen! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock! /8//4/8/10/7
Travlr (9998) - 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.
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Number 1500! Bottle from Lampeno420 straight from my wants list. Very very dark brown pour wtih a small wispy tan head. Aroma is very sweet smelling, with raisins, honey, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Flavor profile is all over the damn map. Starts out sweet as hell with notes of honey and brown sugar, then some spice notes hit followed by a bitter finish and then it leaves a fruity sweet aftertaste on the tongue. This is a wildly entertaining beer to drink. Cheers!
hopscotch (8887) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very murky, dark, copper-colored ale with no head. Smells like molasses, caramel and dried plum... malty as hell. I dig that. Fairly well-bittered for balance with notes of caramel and butterscotch. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and light carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet finish. I really enjoyed this one!
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 12oz bottle acquired in trade with SuIIy (thanks!). Poured a deep and murky brown with almost no head at all. Lots of floaters. Aromas of spices (duh), soy sauce, toasted malts, caramel, and brown sugar. I swear I’m also getting bourbon and wood - almost to the point that if you gave this to me, I’d guess it was a bourbon, barreled aged beer. Tastes of alcohol, lots of spices (ginger, coriander, and lots more), wood, caramel, brown sugar, and some dark fruitiness. Flat body (with the pour and flat body, I wonder if this is the way it is supposed to be). Very different and Eccentric sums it up very well. Definitely stands out against the recent spiced/herb/vegetable beers I’ve been going through. 8 3 7 2 15
</br>Re-tasted 2004 vintage on 5/20/08. Increased numbers.
Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 version, with persimmons. Thick mouthfeel of black thick looking rich liquid with some white head. Chocolate and spice aroma. Taste is deep chocolate, spicy all the way through, and an edgy bitter American Strong finish. Good drinkability despite high unnoticed abv.
Thanks for hooking me up, Chris.
GT2 (8271) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL 2008 ed courtesy of FlandersNed. Pours a super deep brown looking black in the glass with a healthy, one-finger tan head that has okay retneion and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma at first reminds me a lot of Gouden Carolus Easter beer (not one of my favorites); but here the nose is not overly medicinal and loaded with rotting fruits. Here the nose is dominated by prunes, raisins, licorice, cherry Twizzlers, spicy alcohol, nice complexity. I can’t really name all the flavors going on here. Taste is not too medicinal, cough syrup, cloying sweetness you get with some of these types. Instead the body is wickedly rich maple, honey, maple candies. The hops here have either faded or do nothing but mask the 11% incredibly well. Numbing, coating mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Dry and bit bitter, dark chocolate in the finish reminiscent of a stout or something similar. But the body here is almost like a Christmas or Easter Belgian dark.