Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber-brown, appley, winey character, soft, apple, pear, subtle alcohol late. Has a good barrelly character. Nothing special but a nice experiment.
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear ruby maroon color, bright white edge head. Aroma pf creme brulee. Taste is sweet caramel, bitter finish.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small off-white head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin/plum, some caramel, light vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, plum/raisin, light alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
bhensonb (11088) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark ruddy copper with slight, transient, tannish head. Aroma of medium dark stone fruit - rather plummy. Med + body. Mild carb. Flavor is very prune with some yeast/spice. For me itís a dubble trying to be a quad. Extremely tasty with the pluminess. Finishes more dry than not, tho thereís a good bit of malt involved.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by GT. Copper pour with an off-white head. Caramel, brown sugar, and overly sweet fruit. Plum, banana, and pears. Some yeast and apple, too. A bit of metal on the tongue. Cloying sugar, caramel, and fruit sweetness. Pear, banana, plum, and grapes.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Dark fruits, caramel, and some citrus. Sweeter with the alcohol overall well hidden.
Theydon_Bois (8719) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Crux, Bend, 23/05/13. Listed as 12% ABV.
Clear chestnut brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is dark malts, toffee, spice, dark fruits, dates.
Taste comprises dark toffee, spice, brown sugar, dates, raisens.
Full end of medium bodied, fine carbonation, light booze in the finish,
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500mL thanks to a trade. Pours a clear, deep red with medium yellow foam. Nose is cloying cherry syrup/grenadine. Taste is metallic, grenadine, harsher stomach acid, cloying sugar. Finish is copper metallic all the way. Not good.
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Belmont Stationís Bier Cafe, pours a mostly clear dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out a mix of candied sugar, licorice, Belgian spices, and wine barrels - not sure itís all cohesive. Flavour brings out candied sugar upfront, along with raisins, followed by red wine barrels. Weird stuff. Itís definitely not very cohesive, but at least there are no harsh elements. Decent, but haphazard.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Burnt orange, thin to moderate sudsy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Bready aroma, slight fig/date, some alcohol.   As it warms I get more biscuit and brown sugar.   Similar on the tongue, muted dark fruit, whole wheat bread, biscuit, bit-o-honey cereal, with some burnt brown sugar.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Doesnít seem all that Belgian, or at least doesnít have that mustiness that I get from Belgians.   Sweet finish, bready, some fig/date, caramel (a little burnt), and some strong biscuit linger.   Meh... would guess American Strong Ale versus a Belgian example.