jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark, syrupy pour with medium tan head. flavor is mainly roast with some definite character from the wood. finishes with chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla notes; hard to tell that it’s a brown ale lurking under all of those big flavors. thick, but hides the alcohol well. enjoyable.
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Wood, chocolate malt, and astringent ash aroma. Dark black with large tan head. Sweet coffee/chocolate malt and moderately strong bitter/astringent lemon peel/pine flavor. Good body with nice balance. The 12% is very well hidden.
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours deep dark brown, tan head, oily, roasty rich malt, chocolate, complex and long woody notes, lovely warming alcohol. Full bodied with a long palate. Soft carbonation.
beer-yum (989) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Restrained aroma in an oily black pour. Huge body is both complex and subtle. One of the best ways of finishing an afternoon’s beer tasting for sure.
Hamishmcc (2) - - NOV 7, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark chocolate brown with thin coffee coloured head. Aroma is woody (unsurprisingly), with lots of spiced vanilla. Mouthfeel very smooth, hits with strong flavours of burnt toffee, vanilla, and winter spices (cinnamon and star anise). Light carbonation and strong alcohol warming through the chest. Absolutely sensational beer
monk191 (1458) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good unique beer. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells of smokiness and vanilla. Taste is very complex, with lots of oak and vanilla, caramel. Great beer. Had on tap at the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilminton, NC.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1935) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cervesa molt curiosa i complexa, es mèclen els tocs a licor amb la regalèsia, cervesa per tastar però no pel dia a dia.
Cerveza muy curiosa y compleja, se mezclan los toques a licor con el palo santo, cerveza para catar pero no por el día a día.
Dorkenstein (213) - - OCT 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Bottle I am reviewing has been aged one year and poured into a tulip glass. The aroma is wood, roasted malts, alcohol,and some star anise. Taste is wood, roasted malts, alcohol, star anise, and dark fruits. Alcohol warming in the chest.
berntholer (1488) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
beige head. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, candisugar, boozy, nutty, dried fruits, glue, pear. taste like aroma, roasted malts, ash, bitter chocolate, liquorice with a long bitter sweet finish. dense body, creamy carbonation, some alcoholwarmth in the finish. very smooth and drinks very well for the abv. bottle
ebone1988 (613) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is bourbon barrel, roasted malt, nutty. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is barrel, roasted malt, bitter, nice. Mouthfeel is thick, good carbonation and rich. Overall, pretty tasty.