Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pros: Really nice look. Nice layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Fully formed head lasts well. Flavor is terrifically extracted, loaded with flavor. Rich all around, it even finishes well. Notes of chocolate, pit fruit and raisin. Excellent mouth feel. Well hidden alcohol.
Cons: Aroma is muted, but this could be due to the lack of bottle age.
A beautiful bottling of ale, no doubt about it. One I plan on aging extendedly. This is one of the best examples of the style to come out of North America.
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 (69) - 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 (5581) - 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 (2144) - 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 (3073) - 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 (215) - 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 (37) - 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.
RumRunner101 (677) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with off white head. Big aroma of prunes, toffee, coffee cake, red fruit. Flavour has all the same notes. Light bitterness to cut the sweetness. Alcohol provides some warmth and lingers with sweet notes. Quite good.
AgentAle (414) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark fruits , clove and abbey yeast. Some Belgian sugar notes aswell. Taste is quite fruit with some sweet malt character and slight liquor taste on tip. Clear amber body has a pearl head that retains well.
biirusaikou (410) - - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cherry, oak. Roasted malt, rich dark cherry, grape, plum, cocoa beans, nut, sour finish. Awesome elegance, great balance, getting close to wine texture and complexity.