Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Bev’s for Less. Pours a cloudy dark amber/ ruby color with a fizzing light beige head. Nose was sweet with candied dark fruits, maple and brown sugar with some spice. Flavor was also sweet with caramel and nutmeg spice. A light hint of booze was picked up in the finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. The pour yields a hazy, burnt orange to sienna brown colored body. A wispy film and thin, bubbly edge leaves obtuse, foamy lace behind. Aromas are sweet and boozy up front, with notes of sugary caramel, rum soaked figs, and dark, sweet raisons. Vanilla lends a smoothing quality, while hints of earthy spice impart a savory character. Flavors continue the theme, caramel and dark, sweet fruits in the fore, followed by balancing earthy spice and mild hops in the aft. Sugary on the palate up front, the light carbonation leads into a semi-dry, alcoholic finish. This is a decent brew, but ultimately a bit too sugary and hot for my tastes.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer tasted at mcbackus tasting courtesy of the CheeseMan. Pours dirty brown orange with one inch tan head. The aroma is musty light colored fruitiness, spices and bacon earthiness. The taste starts and ends sweet with light colored dark fruitiness, coriander, other less discernable spices, yeasty spices and Belgian candi sugar. Really nice but could use a couple more years to mellow out the bright flavors.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with MB at Woody’s. Pours a muddled orange with small supended particulate and large sustainable tan head. Aroma of sweet raisin, cane sugar, caramels, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol, though, the abv becomes more evident as it warms. Flavors of plum, sweet crystal malt, and I detect some oakey flavors, even though this isn’t oak aged. Fairly impressed.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a satisfying beer! Really excellent complexity, with the alcohol set just at the right level to lift the yeast, sweetness, and spice across the palate. Rich color and a frothing pour, rich fruits in the finish. Very enjoyable; I wish I hadn’t shared the bottle four ways (albeit, I’m happy that it was shared with my wife, sister, and brother-in-law).
MatSciGuy (906) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a cloudy caramel with a medium tan head. Aroma is fruity belgian yeast with a bit of rubbing alcohol. Flavor is raisins, alcohol, and a medium/thin mouthfeel.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, batch 68081, good muddy color with a soft 2íí head, malty sweet aromas, flavor of malt, nuts, caramel and dusty cocoa, finish is a little thin and alcoholic
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Backusís Backdoor Bash.Pours a nice brick red witha nice sweet nose.Dark fruits,boozy, and bananas.Flavor was warm, boozy with dark fruits.Finished off warming the whole way down
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
solarized chestnut with enigmatic large, lacy, billowy, wispy tan head. nose was seriously in your face with cobwebby yeast, melting bananas, clove, and rum. Flavors were yeasty and chocolaty like chocolate covered bananas. There’s a darker, wrinkly fruit flavor beneath as well...maybe a raisin, prune, fig type thing going on. Somewhat sweet but not overly so. Definitely big on flavor...
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of the funess that was Backusís Backdoor Bash Ď08 Aroma of bananas and vanilla. Flavor was sweet and thick. Very malty, with a bit of black pepper on the end. Very nice!