boto (1848) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5oz bottle: Bought this a couple of weeks ago, but it appears from the label this may have been made in 2010 (4 years ago). It pours an opaque brown color. There was a very small off white head that didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. The aroma is good. I get a little tartness (possible brett) on top. Perhaps some cherry, banana, yeastiness, raisin, caramel and others. Seems like every time you take a whiff you pick up something else. The taste is good. I was afraid that it might be bad from a whiff of brett in the aroma, but it is not the case. A very complex taste. Very full bodied, lots of malts but only a subdued sweetness. Caramel, bready, chocolate, some spices and fruits in the background. Complex and nice. No hint of the alcohol. I would definitely buy it again!
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle. Nose is not much alc, wood, heavy malt, some dark fruit, more malt--and-yeast-derived light fruit. Flavour has a lot of the latter more than dark fruit, spices in the background. A well made light fruit abt with little alcohol flavour by the time it reached my lips. Good stuff, abts often cross over toward "too much", same as Heavy Metal just doesn’t seem like hard music just a bunch of posers, but this one struck a balance. It’s weird when you’re pulling the average down when you actually enjoyed it, but that’s the way it goes.
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep brown pour. Figs and dark fruits. Candy sugars. Pretty nice little beer.
AndrewsCheese (9) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is definitely not a beer for everybody but I like ’em strong and malty. Prepare from some beautiful, dark aromas of toffee, caramel, rum, and raisins. You will absolutely get a big nostril burn from the booze on this one. The flavor doesn’t disappoint. Sugar cane, rum, and booze, booze, booze! One of my first choices for a fireside beer. You can’t drink it too fast, it kicks back.
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown, with good head lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, and alcohol. Hints of clove and cinnamon in the taste. Interesting beer!
Beerhunter111 (7372) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, überreife Früchte, Karamell, alkoholisch.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thnx to Duffman. 2010 vintage. Pours a murky brown beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma has massive vineous notes, grapes and loads of other red fruits going on. Flavor is very sweet, boozy and very vineous again. Loads of Port notes and mellowed out alcohol. Definitely can taste the age on this one. Soft carbonation going, medium short, sweet aftertaste. Could be a bit thicker but overall a very nice quad.
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from Saveur-Biere
Bottled 03/2013 - Pours dark brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, plums, sweet syrupy malts, chocolate and berries. Taste is smooth, sweet and malty with notes of berries, ripe fruits, plums, syrup and chocolate. Finish is sweet, sticky and warming with malty notes, ripe fruitness, yeast and spices. Quite heavy and complex, sweet and malty abt.
ametras (400) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Hazy copper with a foamy beige head. Flavors are molasses, caramel, chocolate, dough, cherry, raisins, plums, dates, banana, spices and alcohol. Full body, moderate carbonation, velvety texture.
legrosjf (45) - CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belle couleur brique avec un léger collet. Liquide limpide. Nez anisé. En bouche la réglisse et le caramel s'affronte.