JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden beer with a large white dense creamy head that fades to leave a thin covering. Rich fruity, alcoholic aroma and a spicy alcohol taste....nice but just a bit too inbalanced....then again it is 9%.
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep gold colour with a pretty big, off-white head. Aromas of spice, yeast and some sweet malt. The flavour inclined to sweetness with a rather strong alcohol kick at the end. Not bad.
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost smells of alcohol with a little banana - weird. Flavor is just dominated way too much by alcohol, maybe because it was a bit warm when I had it but still. Just not impressed.
Dedollewaitor (15471) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light unclear yellow with a egg white lasting & creamy head. Very yeasty, fruity & spicy aroma. Very lively carbonation... nearly sprinkly. Medium bodied. Fruity & yeasty taste. Light warmth. Good...
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich gold color with a healthy head that provides some lacing. Lots of bready, apple orchard aromas with some banana and woodsy spice. Plenty of fruit on the palate, black pepper, coriander, alcohol, lightly roasted malts. Reminiscent of a tripel, but with a more indelicate palate. Incorporates the high gravity well in the beer.
heavy (2739) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 l bottle. Pours murky yellow body with small head. Almost perfect aroma of banana with some hints of orange... Flavor nice pleasant, but not so full. Well balanced, maybe just a bit sourish and a bit bitter the way reminding to triples. Leaves laced glass while drinking. Small carbonation. Finish is good but too short. And alcohol - 9% seems impossible, itís not felt at all. Abbey double or strong ale, whatever...this is really a great beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
dark yellow, strong estery malt aroma, slight spicyness, light body and flavor, lots of hot esters
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Maproom in Chicago. Poured a clear gold color. head was thin and white with good retention and lacing. Smelled of subdued clove and white wine. Dry and boozy with fleshy fruit, honey, and clove flavors. Pretty tasty.
mike_77 (5290) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep yellow colour with a neat, thin head. Aroma is quite musty with some yeastiness and malt. Carbonation is high with big gas bubbles flowing around the mouth inducing the fresh, slightly sweet malty flavour to the taste buds. Served cold this doesnít feel like a strong beer. Itís clean and fresh enough to enjoy more than one.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bulldog NE. Pours a pretty rich gold. Nice nose: hint of lemon, sweet malt, candi sugar and some dry yeast. Rich and malty on the palate. Yeasty, malty and fairly boozy flavor profile. A bit of a surprise... I liked it.