mcberko (6562) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Dieu du Ciel 14th anniversary party, pours black with a big foamy tan head. Aroma of burnt dark fruits, some red wine notes and slight char. Flavour is very complex, with complex red wine notes and some burnt dark fruits. The barrels make this exquisitely complex – waaay better than the regular Isseki Nicho. Excellent stuff.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at The Festival in Worcester. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Sweet and fruity, warm wood and grapes. Chocolate, roast, light wood and musk. Roast and cocoa. Medium bodied, sweet wood and grapes. Long musk, chocolate and bitterness on the finish.
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the festival, dark pour, red wine, sweet malts, astringent, big dark dried fruits. Great flavor and the Pinot noir adds a great new dimension to the base beer
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft with Andrew pouring at The Festival in MA. Pours a dark, murky brown body with thin ring of lacing. Aroma is wine, molasses, sweet dark fruit and light hop. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with notes of wine, dark fruit, oak, molasses, and some sweet flavors towards the end.
charlotte (4227) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Tap at CBC.Dark brown colour with beige head.Aroma of dark dried fruity,licorice and rosted malt,good full body and oily,smooth finsih,sweet and warming finish.
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CBC. Pours brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is yeast, darl fruit and light spice. The flavour is darl fruits, light chocolate, spices and some yeast. Light vinous.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC, enjoyed with beerbiker and evil stepdad. Dark brown look with a medium brown head. Saison herbal yeast aroma, quite fresh, pebbery, some lime and roasted malt. Herbal grassy bitterness, roasted malt, dry spicy finish
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4221-20111231] Bottle. Sweet roasted nut grain aroma has a bit of chocolate cocoa. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Cocoa roasted wood nut flavour has a long bitter coffee finish. Full body is bitterly balanced. Delicious, impressive. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012-12-31. Black body with a nice foamy brown head. Fruity with a mild wine influence, modest dark malt character. 7+ Flavour is lovely, rich dark malt, modest fruity character throughout, light wine, very light roast note. Smooth rich palate with light carbonation. More nuanced than I have described here, lovely stuff. Very very good. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
czar (4436) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewpub. very dark brown, decent medium dark beige head, little retention, some lacing. nose is boubon, oak -slightly overpowering, fruits, smoke, roastiness. taste is caramel-roastiness, medium long finish, booze. soft carbonation, full body.