TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I was actually expecting more sourness and funk from this. Probably has quite reached the heady heights this style can get to.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, sweet caramel, burnt caramel, coconut. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty and chocolaty with some mild spicyness. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, fruits and some mild notes of wood. Pleasant, but not that Biere de Gardeish...
floydian1 (813) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle. Pours murky copper-red with an average sized beige head that reduces quickly. Aromas of caramel and cherries with hints of vanilla, burnt wood and aniseed. Malty on the tongue with fruity bitter orange flavours and a peppery spicy finish. Overall seems a bit disorganised in its flavour profile. The burnt aftertaste really shouldn’t be there in my opinion. It is medium-full bodied. A largely a failed experiment in my opinion but I admire the ambition of the brewery.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Dark brown with a very thin off white head. Lots of burnt fruit and raisins. Some toffee in the finish. Slightly chewy. Rather dull but drinkable. Nothing like a BDG though.
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Deep chestnut colour, lasting beige head. Slight haze. Toffeeish, not much of a biere de garde compared with the stuff I get in France. Sweet toffeeish beer. Nice enough, but a bit out of style.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - JAN 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strange interpretation. Pour is a dense, dirty , murky brown with little carbonation and very little head. Nose is fruity and wine like. In the mouth it has a bit going on but doesn’t really gel and comes off a bit strange. Decent effort but hard going and not particularly rewarding.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours ruby red, off white head. Sweet pineapple aroma. Sweet, sweet flavours. Pineapple and toffee. Sweet sugary body with a sweet malty finish. An awfully sweet, completely out of style abomination. Biere de underattenuated.
davidm (1921) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Masterpiece. Aroma is intensely floral, and it also has anisette and alcohol. Flavour is mostly sweet, but there are bitter notes for balance; it lasts very long. Syrupy in the mouth. Brown colour, with a creamy white head.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (750ml). Aged roughly 1 year piror to tasting. Poured fizzy burnt copper with a tiny, frothy, off-white head which was fully diminishing. A woody aroma with toffee malts, burnt sugar, figs, preserved plums, toffee apple sweets and hints of varnish. Flavor was a tangy acidic bitterness with sweet bready malts, strong notes of lemon citrus, zesty oranges, dry pears, crisp apples, caramelized figs and some good woody notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, thick texture and a decent length finish.