bytemesis (3303) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to 50belair! Bottle #5 at the tasting. Pours dark chestnut, small tan head, some lacing. Aroma has a bit of funkiness, roasty and vinous, tea notes as well. Flavor is lightly sweet, fruity, tea and floral notes, lots of vinous stuff and noticeable spices. Medium body. Interesting.
kappldav123 (5030) - GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts heavy malty with notes of liquorice and coffee, quite dry. Finish warming, still heavy malty, but well balanced. Not bad!
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of spice, berries, sour grape juice, cocoa, oak, red wine and florals. Medium body.
Lilja (1682) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak och doft av choklad, dadlar, rosenblad, malt, humle. Spretiga smaker, annorlunda men svårsmält.
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
[ As Cigar City / Ecliptic Illuminating The Path ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, bread, wood, tobacco, sweet wood, light chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, alcohol, bread - cake, wood - tobacco. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
mR_fr0g (3343) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Aroma is vanilla, mint and caramel malts. Dark cramel coloured pour with a small tan head. Flavour is caramel, nutty malts with a hint of mint, vietnamees spring roll. Lingering berry notes. Palate is full bodied, some booze on the tonuge. Very well integrated spices.
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has vanilla, berries, wood, wine. The taste is mildly tart with mostly barrel notes. Overly assertive barrel qualities. Thicker mouthfeel with high carbonation. Complex and interesting, but not overly tasty.
Sarlacc83 (772) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Homer321. Thanks!
A: Opaque black with a cappuccino head.
N: Sweet grape, vinous grape, cocoa, tobacco, leather, cola, tobacco. Nose with clashing flavors.
T: Sweet, tart, and bitter hints.
M: Medium body and oily.
O: I don’t understand the dark said on category. More is not better. It is at least drinkable.
Ricoslim (116) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had thanks to my boys Prazak and the Reverend. Color is of a hazy brown. Aroma is of dark fruits . The Pinot Noir comes out nicely as well. A nice boozy finish on the palate as well.
VintageWineGuy (1) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Soooo...something is going on in these bottles. My wife and I are El Catador and had some extra bottles of this in the wine cellar. We both remember it being rich, chocolate, malty. But this has gone all Flemish Red on us after a year (maybe less) in 55 degree storage. I had to go back to the earliest to reviews to confirm as recent ones also note the odd conversion. Something wild definitely got in the bottles, as this more resembles La Folie now. Nose is sour funk, the berries still lurking in the back but now under barnyard notes. Taste is tart, sour, and slightly acetic. Actually, if this had been an aged sour I probably would love it, it’s actual quite tasty as a sour. But it’s not the beer it was when first released, it’s different and gnarly. I think I actually have another bottle, which now I will probably let age another year to see how funky it gets. Drink last year.