moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque, light brown pour with medium head. Aroma of belgian yeast, sweet malt, brown sugar. Similar flavor with notes of dark fruit.
swanmann (638) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle poured dark caramel color with no light penetration, and fluffy tan head. Settles with no lacing. Intense sweet aroma of brown sugar and banana with undertones of burnt hardwood. The flavor is sweet down the middle with spice in the cheeks, like cinnamon. Tart and full bodied, this beer almost needs a companion, like carrot cake. Itís delicious, but this is all about the sugars, no hops to finish, at least that I detect. Itís an elixir.
blankboy (6307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Batch #67334. Pours a hazy orange-brown with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Strong aroma of alcohol, spices, yeast, fruit and sugar. Flavour of sweet malt and fruit along with alcohol, yeast, sugar and caramel. Medium to full bodied, sticky mouthfeel. This is relatively well done, and I donít mind it, but itís not really my thing -- too boozy and sugary.
Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Greg Clow, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Jerc, courtesy of Jerc (I think?). Spicy soft malt aroma. Dark fiery brown, small to medium foamy white head. Great taste, surprisingly sweet - lots of caramel. Lots of alcohol, great foamy body, spicy finish. Very good!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bottle at the 2008 Crescent Moon Extreme Beerfest. The sweetness is what is overwhelming to me about this beer. In fact, itís like a liquid bottle of tootsie roll pops. A bit too much for me, but very fun and unique.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is clear amber with a thin off white head...smell is very sweet with prune juice and molasses...taste was very sweet with caramel and some earth fruits...not bad...
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for sharing Yaniv! Brown reddish with a thin light tan head. Big date filled dark fruit maltiness. Alcohol. A bit full and fruity. A bit like a very heavy Westy 12. Average carbonation, with a slight viscosity. A bit creamy. Alcohol over dark fruit. Dates. A lingering alcohol astringency. Heat. Reminds me a bit of Westy in the flavor too, but much much heavier.
Guerde (1191) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle thanks Badgerben) Pours dark brown with an off-white head that lasts. Aroma of raisin, dark fruit, yeast, vanilla, and spices. Taste is nothing spectacular, but itís solid, with some raisin, brown sugar, and bready yeast. The finish is rather yeasty, and the alcohol makes its presence known on the finish as this warms, but itís a solid quad.
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, murky brown color with a thick head. Banana, yeast, spicy aroma. Thick, very thick malt, caramel, bread, yeast flavor. Some dark cherry and oak. This isnít insanely complex, but damn is it tasty.
travita (4193) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber in color with a big beige head. Sweet smells of caramel, fruits in particular apricot, and toffee. Taste is the same as the smells. You can definetly feel the alcohol. Fuller bodied. Gets dryer at the bottom of glass.