hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Poured a medium and cloudy amber brownish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of spices, ginger, dark fruits, and bready. Tastes of dark fruits, ginger, spices, and other fruitiness. Light to medium alcohol in the finish.
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thx. SS Boutip for this. Burgundy coloured. Dense light brown head. ARoma: Loads of spice (cinnamon, coriander), fruits, herbs. Flavour: Medical and spiced. Sweetness, caramel, ripe fruits. Medium to full bodied. Fruity and sweet end.
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 Ken’s botle. very good, and worthy of Charlevoix as world beaters, but not the lupulus. Big bubbly head on dark body. Yeasty aromas of Belgian yeast. Taste of licorish. It is sweet, it is lacey. There is some white pepper, cardomon. It is very drinkable.Lateral tasting at Volo v. Lupulus, and Hibernus is even a clearer winner.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: January 03, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet estery aroma, nice spicyness, dark caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet dark caramel candy flavor, nice balancing spicy character
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... SMAACMSM O-Town Throwdown, Part Sept... Lightly hazed burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki-colored head. Fantastic, everlasting retention. Phenolic, earthy nose. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Favors the sweet side of balance. Medium to heavy residual sugar; moderate hop and ethanol bitterness. Caramel or praline. Lengthy, sweet, spicy finish. Kudos to Beerlando for bringing this one to share!
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Dark reddish maroon appearance with a brown head. Quite spicy, brown sugar, caramel malty, raisin, dark berry, leather aroma. Caramel, toasty, a touch burnt toffee, slightly smoky, spicy yeasty flavor. Fun beer to share- not sure I’d want a bottle to myself.
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy mahogany with a large beige head. Aroma had loads cardemum, ginger, cinnamon and roasted malt. Flavor had cardemum, roasted malt, cinnamon and ginger. Finished sweet and spicy. Awfull.
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2011 2007 bottle at the 2010 March Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a cloudy brown with a slight red hue. Aroma had notes of sweet fruit and caramel with undertones of grains and yeast. Flavor was nice with a combination of yeast, alcohol and some sweet notes with a bit of sweet fruits coming out in the finish.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL 2009 ed thanks to a generous trader on BA. Pours a clear doppelbock amber. Very malty auburn color, good clarity. Carbonation is huge generating a massive, yellowish, almost orangish head. Excellent retention and big soapy swathes of lace. Nose is pina colada, some fresh pineapple, big esters, flowers, mild metallic character, some licorice, fruit cake. Taste is similar to Gouden Carolus: mild chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, but not nearly as sweet or alcoholic feeling. Not too minerally. Decently heavy mouthfeel but not overwhelming. Palate is effervescent, clovey, sugary. Plays a difficult roll in being sweet and dark fruit heavy without being cloying or syrupy. Believe it or not, but this is a little bit reminiscent of Westvleteren 8.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-02-26. Bottle, 2007 Vintage. Brown bdoy with a nice foamy tan head. Sweet fruity aroma, solid malt foundation. Light spice reminds me a bit of a boerwoer sausage for some reason. Not the meat, but the spice. Brief note of orange citrus? Richly complex, sweet malty flavour, rich fruit tones. Very light spice (8+) Smooth medium palate. I haven’t adequately delved into its nuances but its pretty nice! Bottle shared by HogTownHarry