FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep burgundy color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, very ESB like with plenty of bready and doughy notes. a touch of sharpness. Flavor is sweet and some caramel breadiness with some underlying sweetness that fades out with a Guinness-like very slight sharpness. Medium body and a soft carbonation.
wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes. Tasted in December 2012 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle. Pours dark cola brown with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is lightly metallic with toasted caramel malt and a touch of banana yeast. The flavor is toasted and bitter cereal, caramel, and banana. The body is medium with a creamy texture, average carbonation, and a long toasted bitter finish.
Whatup14 (827) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur brun chocolat opaque, mousse moka pâle crémeuse. Arôme de caramel brûlé, toffee, malt grillé, café froid, gâteau au caramel, pointe d’alcool, pain d’épices léger. Goût de malt grillé, caramel, fruité, café en arrière-goût, légère acidité. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen-dense.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A fruity and bready-toasted rich burgundy ale where everything works wonderfully well together.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed when probably one year of age (a forgotten bottle).
The look: Clear burgundy body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention.
In long: Nose has a really nice beady-toasted character, like smelling a fresh crusty brown-bread from very close. Aroma also has dark fruits notes. In mouth the body is full, pillowy, lively carbonation, great mouthfeel. Taste has the various fruits and toasted brown bread reverse the roles compared to the aroma. The fruits (raisins, dates, figs, red berries) and more prominent than the fresh crusty brown bread. A mild brown sugar sweetness and even light notes of chocolate. Earthy tobacco hops seal the deal. Excellent brew that is also easy to drink even if quite corpulent. Not sure if this is due to my involuntary aging of this forgotten bottle but I thought this was an underrated little gem here. A bottle my wife purchased for me while she was on a business trip, she really made my day when she purchased that beer, but not my dinner (because away on a business trip).
bu11zeye (11975) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Pours an amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, grain, raisins, chocolate, toffee, bread, and brown sugar.
Beerathon (1331) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Garnett in color with khaki head that hangs on the side of the glass. Malt forward with palatable sweetness and slightly tart finish. Super smooth with some dark fruit character in the nose.
TXBadger (1622) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes: pours a dark brown with ivory head. Woody, tartness, roasted malt, and just a hint of pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. This one is very earthy with more roasted character showing up on the finish. Interesting, but not my cup of tea.
OscarFalls (47) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a solid oaky beer with a delicious rough finish. It is best drank celebrating the amazing life of your grandmother.
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stevoj (2382) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one’s really nice. Sweet with some mild bitterness. Dark brown body with initial high foamy head, that settles into nice creamy, tight beige head. Aroma of roast grains, molasses, brown sugar wood. Taste is initially sweet, hint of dry burnt toast bitterness, finish is dry, mildly sweet (raisins?)
ljthiessen (540) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Light roasty aroma, some subtle fruits. Fruity, lightly tart flavour. Not bad.
RickTStiles (804) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wine and bourbon aroma. Taste has notes of red wine, yeast, plum. Very rich and juicy. Finish is wet and sweet.