ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated 4/3/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy dark brown color. The head is a one finger offwhite shade with a soft-looking creaminess to it. Retention is decent given the strength, and thereís a bit of lacing left behind, too.
S: Big caramel here unsurprisingly. Thereís also an impressive dark fruit note here that I find enticing. Other notes of brown sugar, molasses, and toffee abound.
T: Strong tones of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar open the flavor profile up, with light smokiness and plum-like sweetness building up on the finish. The big problem isnít whatís here...itís what isnít here. While most certainly well made, it lacks in interesting qualities that could have made it great; nor is it particularly complex. The alcohol is hidden superbly, though.
M: Relatively thick, rich, and sweet on the palate, appropriately for the style. Carbonation is only prevalent when allowed to focus on the tongue.
O: Itís pretty good, yeah, but itís missing something - such as the vague stout-like qualities of Old Chub or the drinkable complexity of Dirty Bastard. As such, itís hard to recommend over those two.
spilledpint (341) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy red copper with a little frothy head and no lace. Big syrupy sticky body. Aroma is peat, peat, and mild toffee. Flavor is sticky sweet. Not wild about this one.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mekong. Poured a clear medium to dark brown, good head. Aroma was rich caramel. Flavor was a match, with some dark fruits and a hint of smoke. Very faint alcohol on finish. Really nicely done, liked this.
gschrade (355) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, malty. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Superstar Beverage. Had been on my wants list for a while. Pours a nearly opaque, deep brown with some thin, off white head. Nose has a ton of raisin, plum prune, fig, caramel, Concord grape, some pumpernickel bread. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, earthy, a little dirt, some dark bread, fig, red grape and a little stuffed grape leaf, raisin, bread crust. Full, sweet, malty finish.
Biggar2000 (5) - - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This is definitely not a beer I like. Iím not a proffessional at rating beer so I am not sure what I donít like. Probably the woodsy, smoked taste (??) To it. It was something I havenít tried so I tried it. Just didnít like it.
bursprak (152) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Color is bronze with a small head. Aroma is sweet and a bit boozy. Taste is sweet, malts and some figs.
llkc (126) - Śrhus, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Duft: karamel , sirup, malt, dadler
Smag::karamel malte smager godt igennem. fin rund smag dog med en kant af alkohloen,
Hansen (5980) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber coloured and clear. Has an off-white head. Malty, sweet, fruity aroma. Flavor starts sweet, faint laqurice and fruit. Light bitter finish. Creamy texture.
Zita (4014) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice malty aroma,dark amber, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, light bitter finish.
johnnyoski (389) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a small tan head. Plum, cedar and molasses aroma. Ripe fruit, smokey malt and licorice flavors lead to a warm alcohol finish. Slick texture with average carbonation. A little boozy, but still pretty smooth for something just under 10%.