krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The drinking directions on this bottle was the inspiration for us burying a box of 6 beers for a year which we dug up and drank and then buried 12 more for next year. This was a caramel brown frothy but quick fading head. Huge smell of dried fruit, figs, dates leather and tobacco. Tastes like black liquorice with sweet finish. Second bottle was a clear reddish amber with a much stronger taste.
MaroonOrange (129) - - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color with creamy head and nice lacing. Aromas of wood, plums, figs, and citrus. Strong flavor with noticeable alcohol up front.
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Bright red-amber with a khaki head. Taste is sweet and just a hint boozy; lots of sweet fruit and caramel. Also very mild bitterness. Full bodied, and thick like oil. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, caramel. Heavy and strong. Good stuff.
vlan1 (191) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with a moderate beige head. Nose is caramel and fruit. Taste is prodominately caramel and dark fruit with a definite noticable alcohol burn on the back end.
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from growler, 04/19/2014. Pours burnished mahogany, copper highlights, thin light tan head fades to swirl on the surface, thin ring of lacing forming around the glass. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, honey, a bit nutty,oranges and dark fruit jam, dates and figs coming through, touch of biscuit. Taste is caramel toffee, raisin, dried dark fruit, touch of spicy, grassy hop character. Thick, near syrupy body, but drinkable nonetheless. Tasty sipper.
Ferris (3887) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Vinous and acetone with some crazy sugary sweetness. Clear copper with a thin beige head. Caramel crazy sweetness with a nice bit of booze. Vinous and as it sits and you drink it, it gets better. Maybe the huge ABV gets you drunk so it tastes better? Bad start, nice finish.
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Excellent since the last time I had it it's conditioned very well. The Maris otter malt shines with the compliments of figs and dates. Very little carbonation nice malty sweetness not too sweet. Nice mellow finish. Would never be able to tell it's 15% except for the heat rising up my face. Excellent can't wait to have another one of these next year.
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wheresyourball (504) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Copper pour with white head. Nose is dark fruit, brown sugar, booze. Flavor is intense malt, caramel, figs, dark fruit. Sweet, rich finish. Not up there with Alpine Great but on par with BC Barleywine; impressive.
iRavali (36) - Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours golden brown with absolutely no head. It's old school beer, so lacks any carbonation. The aroma is of sweet, malty tones.
Taste of malt, figs and sweet tones through out the entire cycle. The lack carbonation doesn't impair the beer in anyway.
Rate it 9/10.
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BlowOffTube (455) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky brown thin off white head. Brown sugar and.dark fruit aroma. Raisins and fig taste with caramel and brown sugar. Medium body light carbonation. Hint of hops. Nice.