_angst_ (2784) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle generously gifted by Glouglouburp as an extra in our trade. Many many thanks man! Pours hazy dark amberish wooden brown with a small deep golden head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is very sweet with maple syrup, dark bread, roasted coconuts, dry wood, overripe plums, toffee, alcohol, dark honey, roasted cereal, vanilla fudge, charred wood and hints of citrus. Taste is very sweet, tiny bitter and malty with caramel, maple syrup, alcohol, plums and raisins in brandy, fresh grass, charred wood, roasted coconut, alcohol, resinous wood and hints of smoke and citrus zest. Mouthfeel is intense, round, sticky sweet, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and very tiny bitter with sweet dark bread, maple syrup, caramel, citrus zest, charred wood, roasted coconut, alcohol and hints of roasted cereals. I can see people finding this too sweet but I very much like the combination of maple syrup and classical oak aged characteristics.
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with red/orange highlight. Small head. The flavour holds caramel, maple syrup, caramelized nuts, wood, butter, vanilla and a touch of dried fruits. Bit numbing from the warming alcohol. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, syrup, wood, alcohol and some fruit. The mouthfeel is fiery, round and sticky with a medium fizzy carbonation. Sticky syrup finish with a touch of hops. Medium bodied.
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy copper/amber beer, small beige head. Figs aroma, sweetish, dades, plums, syrup, oak, woody, toffee, biscuits, some alcohol. Malty raisins flavor, figs, alcohol, toffee, banana notes, vinous, caramel, oak notes, vanilla. Sweet and with evident alcohol. Finish with smoked notes, figs, dades and caramel.
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ MMP. Pours cloudy deep dark amber wirh a nic beige head. Aroma is sweet fruity prunes malty marzipan a bit boozy. Flavor is sweet malty fruity a bit pungent bitter raisins almonds nutty. Finishes nutty bitter sweet and malty.
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 bourbon-aged. on tap at festibiere quebec, qc. murky dark brown with a very nice beige head, very good retention, nice lacing. tons of complex caramels combined with oaky-bourbony notes, light smoky notes, maple - sweet. average to soft carbonation, medium to full body, abv very will hidden. sweet and awesomely good!
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours murky brown with an off white head. Aroma of maple syrup, acetone, marzipan, booze, caramel, roasted malts and wood. Flavour virtually as expected from the aroma. It is softly carbonated yet a smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied, sweet, but a bit too boozy for my taste right now.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.5oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, scotch, slight marzipan, burnt toffee, and a hint of maple syrup. Poured a dark brown/deep orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy/hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, Scotch, burnt toffee, wood, and a hint of maple syrup. Medium body. Average texture. Medium sweet, malt, Scotch, burnt toffee, wood finish. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
jtclockwork (8440) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours darkest brown. Nose/taste of bourbon barrel, oak, maple syrup, vanilla, sweet malt and dark candi sugar. Medium body.
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bonne odeur de banane. Une belle mousse qui s’estombe rapidement. Un goût de velour, du stock et d’alcool, avec un peu d’amertume.
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Irish Hanukkah Tasting. Murky brown pour, no chunks, ring of tan head. Sweet maple syrup and alcohol nose. Great warming sensations and sweet maple and vanilla and scotch notes. Really enjoyable.