RateBeer
overall
91
51
style

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 vintage 10.0% abv. Earlier 8.75%.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
Dark brownish red. Some sweetness from malt and fruit. Thick and very sweet. A bit of alcohol and light spice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle 171 of 1800. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, nutty), average hops (flowers, pine), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of dates, candied apples, pears, and brown sugar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle Pours out a hazy brown topped with a sand head. Aroma of sweetness, brown sugar and pit fruit. Tast was of sweet caramel and brown sugar. A nice thick malt. Thanks Jake for the love sorry Jordan.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle from tytoanderson, thanks T. A quad under 9% thats a new one. 41st quad rating. Tieing me with the bigman Ungstrup, on that note, happy 40th Jens. Bottle 1004/1800. Pours reddish orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet. Taste is sweet and slightly malty with a touch of smoke. Overall this interesting and drinkable but not up to style standards.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle shared by Crosling. Poured a deep crimson-brown color with ruby highlights and a thick, dense beige head that faded to a thick later that left some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, light butterscotch, some light yeastiness, and hints of fig and raisin. Smooth, moderately sweet entry with some caramel maltiness, light brown sugar, and a moderate yeastiness with some dryness paired with a light plum and grape and even a soft smokiness. Moderate carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Overall, an above average beer, but it lacks so subtle complexity that makes great quads great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Pros: Naturally carbonated giving a nice appearance to the ale. Caressing body is very nice.

Cons: Doesn’t have much depth or concentration. It’s not a complex ale, not a lot of definition, not much to describe.

While a beer of high quality, I feel the brewery could make some improvements on the recipe.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle: Brown color with a tan ring head. Aroma of brown sugar and flavors of apples and brown paper bags. Actually, pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2901) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle: A muddy caramel pour with a bi beige head. Soft and fruity smell. Malty and fruity, but a little dry. Taste profile is more malty than anything. Rather sweet with a little vinous fruits and toffee. Some hints of the abv poke through. Thanks to tytoanderso for sending this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle #69/1800. Dark ruby beer with a big light tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and malt. Rich caramel/toffee malt flavor with light yeast and raisins/figs. Medium-plus bodied. Dark fruits linger with caramel toffee and some light earthiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
This copper ale poured with a massive beige head flecked with brown. The aroma is like toasted raisin bread. There flavor is odd. It’s sort of sweet and sort of bitter, with a warming alcohol trail. I am trying to like this one, but it’s hard. It’s so unique but the tastes are not entirely pleasant.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 7 8 9  10  11 12 13 » 15


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50