NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at WLV, Zwanze Day 12. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Nose is caramel, faint phenol, sweet and brooding. Some dark melanoidins from the malt and bread. On tasting, quite sweet with a balancing bitterness. One-dimensional. Bready malt comes through and some herbal hopping. Lacks overall complexity. Closer to a barleywine, imo. Okay.
Bierridder_S (405) - BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
02/11/2015 @home - 33cl bottle (almost 3 years old) from Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte.
Dark brown with small tanned head. Aroma is dark roasted matls, caramel. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, dried dark fruits and a bit earthy which even gives it hint of of Oud Bruin. Thick oily texture. Definetly a very nice ager.
AirForceHops (4990) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paid a steep price of $6.99 at Julio’s Liquors for a 11.2 oz bottle. Date on label reads 12/ 3 /2012. Consumed at cellar temperature. Really black in color, deep brown, thick head and lace. Aroma has a lot of chocolate, bread pudding, raisins.
The flavor shows a substantial chocolate base with a mild yeast presence. With the above mentioned raisins and bread pudding notes. The finish and mouthfeel is smooth with a average carbonation level. ABV is hidden but I would expect that with the age. It’s good but for the money...... I should be more wise.
martin00sr (1806) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, very dark brown, light tan froth. Malt and tobacco aroma. Sweetish, malty flavour with good hoppy bitterness. Syrupy, dried fruit. Light mouthfeel considering the flavour and abv. Very drinkable, very nice. More like a quad than BSA?
tarmok (648) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark liquid with tan head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, rye. Taste of raspberry, chocolate, medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. Palate: medium body, creamy feel, average carbonisation, long finish.
drjoeng (326) - - OCT 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped out a sinous stout-like black. 40ºSRM.
Nose is caramel sweet, dates, honey and burnt sugar. Nose is heavy with a syrupy character to it.
Mouthfeel is soapy, syrupy, cloying. There are dates, plums, ume, some smoky, tobacco, leathery like flavors. There are some earthy flavors of ceps, truffles and fungi.
Finish is short, bitter and syrupy and molaaaaases all the way to the end.
javiercrasher (227) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
De color marrón rojiza, con espuma meramente testimonial.
Aromas a fruta madura, vino dulce y especias.
Oleosa con nada de gas.
En boca dulce: azúcar integral y frutos rojos.
Alcohol bien integrado, hace presencia en la boca del estómago.
47574xeCD (756) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at Inspire Coventry.
Poured black with dark tan head.
Nose is liquorice, dark malts. coffee, Taste is dark malts, liquorice, coffee sniff of chocolate, complex thick beer. Powerful.
ArtificialCyst (137) - Szczecin, POLAND - OCT 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to RW80 from European Beer Swap. Cheers, Robert! Aroma: Red fruits, some caramel, raisins, quite strong winey feeling, cherry, some maltiness. Appearance: Very low head, dissapearing quickly, color is very dark ruby, some sediment floating around (the bottle didn’t have much time to stay in the fridge). Taste: Cherry, fruity, winey, raisins, medium herbal bitterness, nice delicate alcohol warming, caramel notes, quite sweet but not too much, bit of fruity sourness, plum. Palate: Finish is semi-sweet with alcohol and bitterness, body is full, carbonation is null. Very easy-drinking but you feel the power, very swift. Great beer!
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, red fruits, tobacco, soy sauce. Sweet flavour, caramel, malts. Sweet finish, brown sugar.
(from 33cL bottle @ Dirk’s place. Thanks for sharing, Dirk!)
nickel (766) - - OCT 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great aroma of chocolate, toffee, tiramisu, malt. Very sweet taste of malt, sweet cake, toffee.