JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black beer with a lasting creamy tan head, aroma is roasty,burnt and licorice like. Taste is almost stout like being full of burnt candi sugar with a roasted edge.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(66cl bottled May 24, 2009 thanks to bu11zeye) opaque deep brown-orange with nice khaki head. Nose of juniper, honey, raisin and figs. Taste of raisin, rum, dates, and cedar wood.
jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown w a ton of sediment, small tan head... spicy aroma, some apple, not sweet... a little chewy, kind of warming, smells a bit better than tastes, dry finish, some brown sugar... medium full body...
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Deep Ellum in Boston. Slightly cloudy deep amber color very slight head. More viscosity tears than head. Quite malty, flavor seems like an oporto, with strong alcohol character.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(66cl, bottled 24 MEI 2009) Pours a hazy deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, toasted grain, subtle anise star, and dates. Flavor of raisins, dates, caramel, grassy hops, and burnt brown sugar.
Mora2000 (5304) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is booze with some caramel malt and toffee. The flavor is leather, tobacco, toasted malt, bready malt, some sweetness and some dark fruit such as raisins. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hope this is the right one thanks to bu11zeye. brown/amber with a cream head. nose is ash, honey, dried fruits, and herbs. nice palate, flavor is honey, juniper, herbs, and a slightly sweet finish.
hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mahogany colour with ruby highlights. Medium carbonation. Beautiful blend of caramelised and roasted malts. Very little hop character but fair enough with such a malty beer. Feel it could have done with a more complex yeast contribution. A bit malt-dimensional.
TheEpeeist (3131) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22.4 oz bottle, a bit of a gusher. Clear cola with a bumpy beige head and lacy sheeting. Nose is dough, toffee and funky hops. Medium light with a sudsy tingle. Taste is caramel, persimmon and peach; almost vinous. Grassy finish with pepper. Floral and fruity with gentle hopping. An interesting stylistic mix.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Pours a murky brown/reddish with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of light sour notes, toasted malt, earthy, caramel and light alcohol. Flavor of toasted malt, cherry, dark fruits, Belgian yeast and a touch of some sourness.