ReV2 (91) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Banana Jam Cafe, Kenilworth, Cape Town. Big double in the Belgian Het Kappitel style. Sweet & sour, strong & boozy, short lasting head, malty with a hint of danger.
egg (28) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle on 11/8/13 from Loco Liqour. Pours a deep clear copper with two fingers of off-white head. Small lingering head that stays throughout. Aroma is light yeast, some malt, bready. Taste is almost sour, sweet, malty, a bit of red wine, oak. Finishes metallic and grass and beef jerky??? Yup, beef jerky. The 10% abv comes through similar to how alcohol in high abv malt liquors comes through (Steel Reserve comes to mind): a sort of sugary sweetness reminiscent of a strong Belgian ale but without the depth of flavor. Moderate-to-high carbonation. Very light in body. Overall an ok beer. Not sure I would drink again but its good to see South Africa putting out some high abv beers and pushing the local envelope a bit.
Vaiz (2923) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Tops @ Spar, Cape Town. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Aroma full of unfermatable sugars, some caramel. Flavor is overly sweet, a bit alcoholic and one dimensional. More like a malt liquor, without any complexity.
AtronSeige (317) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark copper with lots of bubbles! A thick head with good retention and good lacing.
Aroma of hops and spiciness with a bit of malty sweetness and some fruitiness.
Full bodied, creamy with a beautiful round taste. Initial malty taste, that is replaced with a dry, slightly salty, medium bitter end that lingers for a bit. The hops feature well.
A slight bit of alcohol warming with a spicy, peppery taste from the alcohol.
For the amount of bubbles visible in the glass, the carbonation on the tongue is surprisingly low.
My only problem is that, because of the high ABV, I will not be able to quaff 12 of these. Otherwise a very very good ale.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich amber colour with thin head. The aroma is malty, alcoholic w light caramel. Strong if simplistic taste, with earthy, caramelly notes.
Davidabbey4 (48) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber red orange colour...aroma toffie notes, aftertaste that keeps u comin back for more...u can taste the alcohol but not in a bad way, i"d say this is bostons best brew
jolo (824) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 Bottle at 12 degrees C. A slightly cloudy light red amber colour with a small bubbly tanned head. An aroma of caramel and fruit. The taste is really sweet and fruity. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long light alcoholic duration. A really nice American Strong Ale.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ya! south africa gets hardcore! ... . pours a beautiful tawny brown colour with a creamy medium head pool, covers nicely ... smell is of light caramel and fine cognac soaked korn flakes .. .. amazingly smooth .. .. clean, so clean, CLEAN, nice finish but the aftertaste for a beer of this heat, very impressive .. scary abv cover-up ... thank you boston!