Theydon_Bois (16423) - 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!
Johnsense (1283) - - JUL 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2016 Brown pour, good sized offwhite head. Aroma of dried fruits, molasses, nut, a bit of maple syrup. Dried fruit and wood up front, nut, caramel, maple, roasted malt, dark bread. Medium body, fairly sweet and a bit boozy in the finish. The 9% does hit you eventually.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/V/16 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker)l @ home - bottled: II/2015 (2016-504)
Clear amber to brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of dried fruits, caramel, maple syrup. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, bit spicy, roasted malts, bready, some banana, dried fruits. Aftertaste: caramel, pretty bitter hops, green banana, yeasty, sweet, maple syrup.
Bennyss (36) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bttle. Nez léger. Goût léger avec un arrière goût de sirop d’érable. Goût d’alcool masqué.
JefVerstraete (2807) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! Dark brown colour, beige foam. Sweet nose of dark fruit, berries, caramel, maple syrup. Very sweet, light bitter. Ok scotch ale.
nearbeer (4779) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz. bottled Jan 2015. Pours clear mahogany with a thin disc of beady foam. Nose is earthy maple syrup and whiskey. Tastes of earthy toffee, plum, maple and pear with touches of cocoa and spicy dry grass. Medium body has medium-high carbonation that’s a bit much. Leans to the malty side per the style but never sticky or cloying. A little boozy even with almost a year and a half in the bottle.
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tderoeck's place, thanks! Caramel, roasty, sweet, good but not my style.
marcgendron (1) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue la version Réserve 2014 élevée 12 mois en barrique de bourbon. Très agréable et douce.
Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - APR 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Pours deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, esters (ripe apples). Flavour is medium sweet with a bitter end and a light sourness. Medium to high body, medium carbonation. Very nice!
Cataklinsmann (13) - milano, ITALY - APR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
birra spaziale anche se non tra i miei stili preferiti. nota etilica molto evidente sentori di frutta matura, ciliege , amarene e torba.
da provare, anche solo una, ma da provare.
Bierdimpfe (208) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown, almost black color, with strong activity on the sides of the glass. Creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting 10 minutes, with strong legs.
Aromas of sweet toffee and roasted spices. Flavors of nuts, toffee, molasses, maple syrup, grains, whisky, and herbal spices. More of a sweet sugary taste than bitter and lots of spices. Complex having feelings of sweet bread, roasted nuts, woody and earthy with hints of pine and oak.
Milky slick medium body with moderate carbonation. Well intensified finish of medium length, ending with a spicy roasted malt and bitter earthy herbal feel, and a syrupy maple tongue coat. A little alcoholic.
Overall a decent craft with complex flavors but a little off with a slight wet cardboard taste (maybe a bad bottle?). Missing some freshness and a little flat.