Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml at a tasting.
Appearance : Deep dark amber with sall creamy head.
Aroma : Spicy sweet with caramel and hops. Some overcooked caramel.
Taste : Roasty and sweet caramel. Big malt notes. Slightly astringent finish. Hoppy and sharp.
Overall : Not bad but nothing special. Nice malt but a bit too astringent.
PhillyCraft (3631) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Shared with Pat and the grizzly bear. Pour is a straight Coca-Cola black with a rich, velvety smooth bubbled seafoam head; the head looks like the blown back side of rough waves. Lacing is geographical, forming shapes like continents in tight bubbles down the sides. Aroma of honey, caramel, burnt roasted malts, coffee beans, peppercorn, and slight bready, yeasty dough. Full, rich, luxuriously smooth and tongue-coatingly warm body. Excellent finish with a bit of boozy warming that blooms in through the throat and into the chest. Rich chocolate, caramel, fresh orange flavors abide throughout. What a spectacular beer.
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Caramel, bread and earthy coffee are balanced out by pine-y hops in this rich yet soft strong ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark Brown blackness.
-Roasted malts contribute plenty of bitterness as well.
-Carbonation is soft but effervescent.
-This is quite flavorful and fun, but in small quantities.
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep dark burgundy brown color ale with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of pine and astringent hops with notes of caramel malt with some toffee notes. Taste is a complex mix between some pine and astringent hops with some sweet malt notes with some caramel and toffee notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting though not something I would feel the need to drink on a regular basis.
Reynolds314 (2659) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sadly this one was infected. Bottle was an immediate gusher. Aroma was brett, nuts, toffee. Taste was overwhelming brett which took over the beer. boo
Ernesto987 (4288) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gusher, could be infected tough to tell is the aroma is Brett or herbal hops. Great malts, hoppy finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Dallas. Pours a nice looking mahogany with tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, molasses, some chocolate notes, some spicy black licorice followed by a bit more chocolate. The taste has the same general notes but with a modest tart sense too. The mild tartness and roasted malts, molasses, spicy black licorice and chocolate all blend and mix nicely. Nice brew.
GODiSSOUTHERN (388) - Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ruby colored brew with musty and complex hop aromas. Nice chewy mouthfeel with caramel and aggressive hop character without harsh notes. Awesome beer!
douglas88 (6689) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the tasting to celebrate my son’s birth. Thanks to Dallas. Pours a dark red color with a small white head. The aroma is awesome; rich fruits, some roast and smoke. The flavor is similar; akin to a English BW; toffee, sweet fruit, very malty, light smoke. Complex and damn tasty. Awesome, I dig these types of beers. Lots of sweet fruity hops.
Sledutah (5567) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, dusty caramel and piney
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel and pine