KornDogg (567) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of Chocolate and bourbon. Cloudy brown body with thin dissipating head. Flavor begins sweet with the flavor of chocolate, roasted coffee beans and bourbon. Hints of caramel, fruit and spice. Balanced malty finish.
kajser27 (861) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colored, ruby hue, small non lasting beige head. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, dried fruits, bit chocolate. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel and toffee, dried fruit, some chocolate, nuts, bit spice, light+ herbal bitterness. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, sticky.
(bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)
77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Struise Beershop in Bruges. BBF dates is smudges. Pours deep pomegranate brown copper with little tanned head. Nose is strong cough syrup, herbal, syrupy with varnish coated overripe dark fruits. Overly reminiscent of cough syrup for me. Taste is herbal cough syrup with light molasses, dash licorice, faint oxidation, dash varnish, varnish coated overripe dark fruits, alcohol soaked dark fruits, light burned mocha, leaves quite a bit of Belgian qualities. Low carbonation, syrupy, slick thin herbal. Overly reminiscent of cough syrup with varnish & Belgian accents for me, feels a bit aged. This flavor profile seems to belong more to the 80ís & 90ís rather than now. Passable for what it is but not really for me. It is partially enjoyable & not all bad but it isnít something that I would choose given prior knowledge & agreeable other options.
Ernest (7032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), with notes of alcohol, brown sugar.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Simple aroma of sugars, and expectedly very sweet in the mouth, although there is enough finishing bitterness to keep it from being repulsively sweet. Its worst aspect is by far the mouthfeel, where it is curiously thin-bodied and watery for being nearly 10% (and quite burning, as you might expect). A very boring drain pour.
Unde (669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark brown colour with very small head. Aroma has wooden notes, chocolate, dried fruits, some berries too and malty as well. Taste has chocolate sweetness, syrup, wooden notes and malty flavours. Soft medium body and medium carbonation. Excellent aroma but taste was sadly not so great.
Aggie80 (801) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! Dark pour with good head and solid lacing. Full bodied flavor that has a kick, but without the burn you get with many high ABV beers. I found the malty flavor refreshing and crisp.
Block (1916) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a potent Scotch Ale. Malty flavors throughout which mask the high alcohol pretty well. Caramel, some spice, just a bit of darker, roasted malts. Lots of alcohol.
Grzesiek79 (3685) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piwo mocno alkoholowe slodkie. Kolor rubinowo czerwony srednia piana pecherzykowa lecz szybko opada. Aromat winny, drzewny i przypominal mi wilgotna chlodna piwnice. Smak tresciwy na przemian slodkie likierowe wino i daktyle i figi w tle. Do tego etanol. Ogolnie czuc tu dobra rasowa szkole rzemieslnicza ale przy slodkawe moze byc to piwo dla niektorych.
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, cloudy copper with a beige head. Unassuming circus peanut and toffee nose. Mildly sharp and lightly crisp mouthfeel. Toffee and circus peanut flavors.
SG111 (811) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours fairly dark, slightly brownish tinge. Big tan head. Aroma is lots of caramel & scotch in there. Big boozy scotch ale. I can already tell this is well done. Flavor is robust, some cherries, dark fruit (prunes? fig?), cinnamon, booze, scotch, slightly quad-like notes. Wow, this is well done. I let this one warm up to the right temp. as well, so itís really pleasant right meow.
Serapac (295) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown, medium beige head. Quite heavily carbonated. Aroma cinnamon, marzipan, sweet dough, milk chocolate. Taste in line with aroma, complex, leaving mainly sweet nutty palate. Very nice ale.
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