Davros (2066) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with a small head.
Nose shows heavy caramel and bready malt, a little golden syrup and some sultanas as well as a bit of booze.
Very malty flavours too but with a fair whack of hops too. A lot of caramel, but then the pine and grapefruit rolls through. This combined with the booze detracts from the experience.
Carbonation is perhaps a little high.
defcon84 (10) - Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, raisin, red, brown, hazy, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, earthy tastemedium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long sweat finish, I liked it
shrubber85 (8107) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Raisin, caramel malt, and light alcohol aroma. Hazy dark amber with small head. Sweet raisin, toffee malt, and moderately bitter alcohol/herbal flavor. Nice - this was the perfect beer for an August beer festival.
SVD (686) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home, dark red beer with a small head, aroma is citrus, caramel, Taste is liquorice, citrus, malts. Very very nice.
Ferris (5272) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Toffee, chocolate and skunky hops, clearish maroon with a rich beige head. Toffee, sweet caramel light chocolate and a hoppy bitter finish. Well balanced and pretty niced.
brianza_ale (153) - ITALY - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange frothy head, colour is a cloudy mahogany brown / burnt orange. Smells very hoppy caramelized, brown sugar, biscuity, leathery, wood. Taste has a pronounced american ale like note: both malty and especially hoppy, caramel, biscuity piny bitterness; both sweet and bitter side are very much consistent. Almost full bodied sipper, but with a silky and runny texture, quite present carbonation for being 10.5%. Not particurarly original, but that’s a very nice one
Bov (9904) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Au Trappiste - clear brown beer with a modest head retention; very malty with notes of nuts and marzipan; full-bodied, pretty sweet and earthy; a fair bitterness and a long nutty malty and hoppy finish - very good
NBird (429) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks.. Deep Mahogany/ruby small head that dissipates.
Smells.. Resinous, and piney, grapefruit/citrus, massive caramel/toffee.
Tastes..big boozy fruits, cough medicinal vibes, alcohol, rich boozy dried fruits, toffee, caramel and healthy bitterness
Ratman197 (10336) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can poured a hazy golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, fruitiness and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, fruitiness and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
fkoolen (390) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Dark reddish brown, slim beige creamy head. Imperial nose with big toffee, caramel and honey tones along with hoppy fruitiness. Taste is likewise: big malted, sweet flavours beautifully combining with deep hoppy tropical and citrus fruits and a nice bitterness. Great flavours, complex but still balanced. As it warms, it gets more stout-ish with roasted coffee and chocolate tones coming up along with wine-like properties (red fruits, boozy, more dry). Dry, lingering fruity finish. Oily but soft mouthfeel, big body, medium-low carbonation. Very nice.