Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Murky mid brown with a thin off white head that soon clears to a small pond and the edge of the glass.
Nose comprises malt, syrup, toffee and a little paint fumes.
Taste follows nose, a touch of plastic, best element of this beer is that the 9.5% alcohol is pretty well disguised.
As with other DDC beers I’ve had - largely a let down, all hype no delivery!
mikeyo1 (439) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Pours dark amber to dark red with a nice, lasting tan head. Sweet and fruity aroma with distinct syrup notes on a malty sweet base. Notes of caramel, marmalade, dark fruits, tofee, wood, flowers and herbs. Really nice. Smooth texture with medium carbonation. Initially the taste is sweet and deep malty with tofee, marmalade, red fruits, bergamot, syrup and dark bread. Duration is medium with an adrupt transition into a quite dry and bitter finish with lingering wood, grapefruit and bitter orange zest. Aftertaste is spicy with lingering bitterness and some booze. Really nice but will probably get better by mellowing out with some additional aging.
MasterPintsman (4) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Taken for what it truly is, Quebec maple syrup with which has a unique and distinctive feature blended with a rich full flavor of silk smooth scotch. This is a true one of a kind beer created to stand on its own. Do not mistaken Quebec maple syrup for the store bought sugar water, this is the real deal. The aroma is sweet and prominent, appearance may look thick like the maple syrup it’s made with however it is smooth as can be gently coating the tongue and palate with the love and attention that was put into it.
BobyFischer (165) - FRANCE - AUG 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bien maltée, chocolatée et notes de fins de sirop d’érable (bien et subtilement présent sur toute la fin), et d’épices.
murran (407) - - AUG 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown hazy body with a medium beige head. Nice, sweet and sugary aroma. Very nice and well balanced malty taste with a creamy feel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kryon (1929) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy brown with low to no off white head
Aromas of caramel, hints of butterscotch, dark bread, syrup
Taste is sweet of oaky syrup, butterscotch, caramel, roasted malts
Sweet, medium bodied, low carbonation, low bitterness.
conway (2060) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with little head. Sweet and malty. Lots of dark fruit and a touch of maple. Thick and sticky. Solid.
jaghana (4728) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 341ml kindly shard by Dominique. A cloudy amber beer with low head. Nose is on toffee, grainy, solvent touch. Aroma is on toasted malt, toffee,burnt caramel, spicy, nutty, phenols, less complex than expected.
TET (2160) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark brown, a small bubbled head is medium and beige. Aroma is complex and quite sweet, richness of malts, toffee, red currants and berries, some wood. Taste is rich, strong maltyness, wood, mable syrup, drying bitterness, hint of berries. Not so sweet, good balance. Almost full bodied, warming in the throat. Interesting and good beer.
Turtles (608) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle from Systembolaget. Almost clear mahogany, creamy off-white head, leaves lacing. Sweet and strong aroma, dark sugar, malt syrup, wood, leather, booze. Mildly carbonated, thick soft mouthfeel. Malty and complex taste but not to deep, hard candy, caramel, tofee, oak, black pepper, yeast. Finish dry and sweet.
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at le tableless in Nantes. Dark amber color with a white head. Full body and medium carbonation. Spicy aroma, taste is a bit alcoholic but nice. Bitter finish. Nice