FatPhil (12190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Glorious hoppy aroma, sharp on pouring, mellower later, roaster as it warms. Deep red, persistent tight tan head. Lovely full palate. Spicy retronasals. Mellow roast, deeply burnt, but so mellow and no harshness. Sweet spicy bite, nice noble bitter tingle. Finish also has a great burnt, but mellow, hum. not really saying 10.8% to me. Another great beer from Menno!
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: small, beige
Smell: hops, carrots, malts
Taste: clearly some hops left as well as hopy bitterness, solid malty base with some exotic fruity notes, end is dry , good !
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil- thank you). Dark copper color. Tiny head appears, stays. Hops, sweet, raisins, bit fruits in aroma. Mellow bitterness. Hops, brown sugar, sweetish, faint raisins, dark fruits in flavor. Very good beer.
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle number 159 thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, chewy, caramel, and toffee. chewy palate, raisins, dark fruits, and toffee.
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to someone for sharing at bu11zeye’s 10,000th rating tasting.
The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a few white bubbles but no real head. The aroma has a lot of toffee and alcohol in it, but there is also a little bit of cherry. The flavor is similar. The toffee is complimented by some tobacco and leather notes, as well as some cherries and orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle number 159 from the February 2009 bottling thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed amber hued body with a fading white head. Aromas are of brandy, bready, raisins, caramel, cereal and melanoidins. Some orange, citrus and resin. Flavors are bitter, with some sweetness, iced tea, brandy, orange schnapps and caramel. Lower carbonation, medium bodied, bitter duration and warming. Not sure how I would have liked this fresh.
Not even remotely close to a DIPA any more, but decent as an American Strong or Barley Wine.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml, bottle #159) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, apple, caramel, toasted grain, and brown sugar. Flavor of citrus, light pine, brown sugar, caramel, and apple with a bitter finish.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Light orange pour with almost no head. Aroma is pineapple, sour grapes, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is kinda fruity, caramel, brown sugar, and cardboard.
blutt59 (6357) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear amber pour , soft caramel pine nose, flavor of pine, molasses, brown sugar malt, medium finish
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium amber, no bubbles. Nose of honey, hops, and brown sugar. Taste is very bitter, uncarbonarted, too many esters for me.