Smoothsippin (39) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Amber with a thin beige head. Spicy sweet to the nose and the mouthfeel is similar. Tart and flavorful on the swallow with a pleasant lingering. The difference in the malt makes for a nice change of pace. Enjoyed it. Reminds me of a good whiskey, something to savor over a period of time.
Dervock (729) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - deep amber pour. Yeasty aroma, lots of spice. Sweet upfront with an astringent finish. Oily palate.
andrewje41 (2052) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured at a tasting. Best by 6/17/15. Oops. Did this keep fermenting in the bottle? Tastes even stronger than the already sturdy abv offering, and it’s hardly close. Caramel amber color. Comes off as a barleywine. Tomato juice barleywine? Wheat finish. Need to try a fresh bottle of this. I’ll actively seek one out if possible, and rerate. All things considered, pretty good.
Zymurgeist2 (1531) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to tulip. Rich malt and moderate spice. Hazy copper-brown with off white head. Flavor is banana and spice.
JaBier (6101) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, booze and slight banana. Malty and caramelly flavor with lager yeast before a boozy and nutty finish.
Fantomasus (289) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful caramel amber with a fizzy tan head of loose bubbles (aggressive pour). Would rate a five for appearance but, it’s flat looking. I know that’s true to style but... Aroma is a bit simple but still very nice. Tons of malt, some floral hops, and alcohol. Taste is near perfect balance but there’s some glue in there? Palate is nice as well but the slight stickiness adds to the sensation that you’ve been licking stamps. Of beers that I consider good; this is better than average. I wouldn’t need to drink it or try it again.
JK (5411) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ABR 2015. Brown color, cloudy, just a little head. Lightly sweet aroma, some caramel. Some banana and wheat. Simple flavor, low carbonation, but what it has is good.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Big sweet strawberry taste on the finish that ruined this one for me. Ok at first, but the sweet flavor built up very quickly.
conway (2210) - - AUG 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with little head. Very sweet with tons of dark fruit and a little clove. Rich and sticky. Alcohol is well integrated. Too sweet for me.
Macegan75 (778) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my cellar. Pours Amber to medium brown with slight head that fades quickly. Aroma is cherries, unmalted barley, slight anise, stove top hard candy & mild astringent. Finish is mild sweet malt with a mild spelt presence.