BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at DLD 2013: Deep murky amber nearly brown with a fading head and not much lace. The aroma has notes of brown sugar, toffee, bitter liquorice, marzipan, fresh oak, grassy and herbal esters with a touch of pine and grapefruit. Faint sourness as it warmed. The taste is quite sweet and fairly boozy with a earthy pine note but not much bitterness. Much like the nose there appears to be some lactic sourness developing which I am sort of liking because it cuts some of lingering sweetness. The mouth feel is uber sticky and aggressively warming, slight metallic and tannic note as well. Methinks I would have enjoyed this more if a fresher sample but age has not mellowed this out at all it seems, so who knows?
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber with a cream head. Nose is sweet, malts, caramel, and dough. Easy palate, chewy malts, bitter, sweet, sticky, bitter finish.
ClubGonzo (4549) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Kraddel’s TdG 2013 tasting, Antwerpen. Pours a cloudy nut brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, dark malty honey-syrupy tones, hints of smoke and toffee. Taste is creamy caramel and toffee tones, hints of toffee, alcohol and smoke. Creamy and full body, soft carbonation. Good stuff, and as heavy as 110K indeed.
kraddel (4495) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(ill try again) sebletitje ( is that correct? ) was kind enough to share this with us at rampkrot, travlr was the guy to told us the great story behind the name. thanx both u guys ! :p
pours amber/ brown. small ring of foam. smells like a barleywine, low carbo . BW-grainy taste, very sweet.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22/IV/13 - 750ml bottle @ Rampkrot (Deurne) - BB: n/a (2013-352) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!
Cloudy dark red brown beer, small light beige head, unstable. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, sugary, some citrus, lots of caramel, brown sugar. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some citrus, lots of caramel, sugary, dark chocolate. MF: mainly dark chocolate, caramel, bit sugary, yet not too sweet, vanilla, bourbon flavours. Man, this is pretty impressive!
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle courtesy of ibrew2or3, thanks Dave.
Ambrée foncée, col épais beige.
Arôme malté, caramel, grillé avec un bouquet agréable de houblons pour une certaine douceur.
Palais est malté avec ici une belle présence de profil houblonné. Ce dernier ajoute une dimension citronnée et fleuri avec un fini grillé presque toffee. Note de sucre brun? pour un léger collant aux lèvres. Peu quasi passer pour un jeune barley wine. Encore une fois, une bière qui fait dans l’excès alors que on pourrait faire plus simple.
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Courtesy of Sebletitje. 75 cl. bottle sampled. Murky woody darker brown, not too much beige head. Sweet thick caramel malts, pine, thick toffee, bitter hops, bitter light woody with leaves, bit gooey,… Bitter leaves, pine, bitter caramel and toffee goo taste, almost liquorish, bitter three bark, combined with almost molasses sweet, thick malts, lightly earthly,… Thick, near syrupy. Nice combination of thick malt goo and heavy bitter hops.
Errl (1934) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks.to bu11zeye..Pour is a dark copper with a light tan head..Nose is.pine,carampe malt,cracker..Taste is caramel,earth,old hops,bitter..Oalate is bitter caramel
Tmoney99 (11685) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy & toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were exceeded.
alexsdad06 (6701) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, citrus, some pine, wood, with some signs of this taking a turn downhill. I had this when it was fresh and it was different. Will update when I find the notes.