j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Lightly boozy. Sweet at the start, caramel and chewy malt. Dries out on the finish, with light yeast and warming alcohol on the end.
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 On tap at Holgate but unfortunately served in a plastic glass due to the Hanging Rock races. Better than previous samples that have been faulty. Spicy stewed fruits with good fizz levels that gives the palate a nice lift. A little pongy but right in line with the play book.
Jade (412) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, cloudy with a biege head. Aroma is very faint and almost undetectable. Very bitter taste of caramel and fruit. Lovely warming sensation, especially in the lingering after taste.
Samma (61) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brewery. This is a surprisingly easy supper. Somewhat acidic overtones give way to a sweet, full- mouthed, low-carbonated gem. Am waiting to now taste the six I bought in bottles.
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 (35735) - 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 (20869) - 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 (1034) - 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 (7118) - 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 (14021) - 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.