Ibrew2or3 (7777) - 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 (4006) - 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 (3940) - 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 (907) - 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 (6355) - 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 2’’ head, malty sweet aromas, flavor of malt, nuts, caramel and dusty cocoa, finish is a little thin and alcoholic
DragonStout (1409) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Backus’s 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 Backus’s Backdoor Bash ‘08 Aroma of bananas and vanilla. Flavor was sweet and thick. Very malty, with a bit of black pepper on the end. Very nice!
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet strawberry aroma: caramel, cherries, and black current.
Pours a bright glowing scarlet red, thin patchy head.
Hot with alcohol, berry sweetness, sour cherries, and a smooth finish.
Palate is a bit sharp and drinkable.
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. damn this was good. No it was great. Brown pour, tan head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruit, spice and candy sugar. Flavor is smooth and balanced. Dried fruit, spice, and the alcohol is hidden well. this is a great brew.