merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Deep Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Very Little Light, Good White Head, Some Lacing
S: Malty, Mild Piney, Mild Resin
T: Malty, Bready, Resin
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter
Overall, a great strong ale that was almost a heavy pale ale..great beer.
tdoyledesign (103) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a pint glass at a local bar. Would have preferred a snifter. Aroma is fairly non distinct because of this. Pours a dark ale color. Flavor is stupendous. Malts and a caramel finish. Palate is long lasting with lots of malt and caramel. Very flavorful beer!
Rasmus40 (8884) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. 171013
chrisv10 (9420) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 11.2% 2012 version. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted, wood, little toffee, little dark fruit, oak, medium sweet and quite bitter.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are hops, caramel, fruits, yeast and malt. Nice, bitter and sweet. Some alcohol present.
jbdpsu82 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy dark honey color with a thin vanilla head. Smells similar to a barley wine. Spices. Slightly boozy. Taste is sweet. Boozy finish with a bitter fruit aftertaste
tdmuel (193) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle filled from a 2012 keg. Pour is a slightly hazy burnt orange with a small off white head. Very sweet nose, feels like a cross between a barleywine and a dark belgian. Notes of candi sugar, sweet caramel, dark fruits, very citrusy hops, noticeable alcohol on the nose, and a nice biscuity malt note. Huge citrusy hops that have hardly faded away up front on the taste, then it goes to a plum and cherry sweetness, there’s an almost chocolatey taste there, nice piney notes, and a somewhat sticky syrupy taste. Very tasty beer, and even after a year it is still very very aggressive.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light citrus, light floral and wood. Flavour is fairly heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
RABinVA (990) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 draft. Pours deep copper amber. Light citrus and sweet malt aroma. Taste is citrus, candi sugar, roasted malt, nice hop bite. A bit syrupy with a big booze burn.
Beergeek23322 (1688) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Dark amber color with an offwhite head. Fruit aromas with malt, caramel, alcohol. Very hoppy, caramel flavors and alcohol burn on the finish.