mcberko (13054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 650mL bottle, pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel malt and sugar. Flavour is similar to the Arrogant Bastard (toffee, caramel malt, brown sugar, nuts), but more sugary / malty, and therefore balanced. Excellent.
argo0 (12937) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(2002 release): I'd waited so long for this beer -- first, knowing it was out there, and then finding out that a small shipment was making it to dc, only to find out that the 2 bottles my retailer had set aside for me had mistakenly been sold (it turns out they were sold to daniwerks (and to his credit, one evening he actually gave me a few ounces to sip!)). Second, I'd asked my brother in Phoenix to pick up three bottles, but when I got out there last month, it runs out he'd mistaken one bastard for another, picking up AB instead of DB (definitely not a member of this site). Fortunately, Gusler came to the rescue, and provided me a bottle from his cellar. So after all that effort, did I like what I found? Hell yes. Clear ruby body with minimal head. Aroma is grapefruit hoppy, cherry, flowery hoppy, mildly sweet, rich and inviting. Taste is a rich amalgam of flavors -- floral hop, grapefruit hop, cherry, toffee, and orange. Finishes with a warming alcohol burn. Thank you sir, can I have another?
Ratman197 (12834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear, dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of plum, vanilla and brown sugar. Palate was light bodied and slightly syrupy. Flavors of sweet dark fruit with a warming bitter finish.
Benzai (12605) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Hazy dark orange / amber color, small white head. Smell hop, some bitter and somehow a lot of wood. Taste pine and wood. Good carbo, full body.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a very dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Had an aggressive hop flavor with hints of carmel, fruit, and alcohol.
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dak copper with a lasting off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruit and caramel and plenty alcohol. Sticky sweet malty flavour with lots of citrus hop and bitterness, and again, plenty alcohol
Lubiere (12575) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed red amber ale with a good off white head. Coniferous, resinous hops with floral complexity. In mouth, a pinhous and complex ale with good floral hops, caramel, light molasse notes, raisinous quality, like a barley wine. Smooth and delicious. Post-Mondial 2006 tasting at Goldorak.
bierkoning (12111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from dkachur, thanks Dan! Reddish brown color. Raisin and some flowery hops in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with raisin, pepper, nutmeg, blackcurrant, banana, plums and flowery and oily hops. Good complexity, full bodied, heavy on the tongue, well hidden alcohol. Satisfyingly balanced. Oily hopbitter aftertaste, almost vinous. Syrupy mouthfeel. A huge beer!
jcwattsrugger (12014) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head that laces and red color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet, medium fruit. Taste is medium malt-caramel, nutty, medium fruit-cherry immediately followed by hops bitterness. By mid beer the alcohol aftertaste becomes more pronounced. Big beer. Occasional. OK carbonation.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Yespr tasting.
[thank you, Storm]
Pours a wonderful red with a small creamy yellowish head. Aroma is packed with American hops and a light caramel background. Fine, creamy mouthfeel. The flavour nearly burns with all those hops. Light caramel and chocolate behind it. Some woody tartness as well. A bit too unbalanced.