Jamesthebrit (416) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My sort of 6 months aged one from 2012... Also what is this picture that shows glassware? But I digress...
A: Nothing special here. Smooth, subtle floral note. some malt. like an IPA. I thought this was an IPA? Or can an aged IPA turn into an american strong ale? I dunno... smells fine but nothing special.
A: Appearance is solid. Pours thick and semi hazy. Nice golden bubble head.
T: Some hops, a tinge of malt. Huge alcohol note. Some more earthy notes in there as well. Seems a bit unbalanced. Alcohol is too powerful relative to the rest of the beer.
P: Minor flavor development is overpowered by alcohol.
Overall this is way different than when I had it on tap. It was amazing on tap and from the bottle this is pretty meh. Certainly not bad but it turns into a bit of a boozy mess, losing the hop balanced of the first one of these I had. A lot more earthy flavors come through with the bottle where on tap it was more floral and citrusy. It was interesting to see the differences aging brought but in this case if was for the worse.
ALIBALI (684) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Exorbitant schwer und wollüstig fassograndig. American Strong Ale der Extraklasse. So sollte DAS Kaminbier munden. 2005er Vintage Tap Edition vom Hahn in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN. 0,15/3,30€.
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 % abv. Bottle. Bronze color, creamy foam. Malty aroma: dried fruit, raisins, figs, caramel and port wine. Taste: malt, candy, fruit, candy, raisins and candied fruit, sweet, good hop bitterness.
Andrus86 (414) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. 2015 (BO10/23/15). Clean amber pour with thick creamy head.. Thick sappy musky resiny nose, Anzac biscuit as well??.. Big malt base, biscuit, caramel/treacle, long sappy hop bitter bite that lingers.. ABV is definitely there Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
klm1 (964) - - SEP 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2015; Pours Orange like copper, slightly clear, but still muddy with yeasts, and stable, off-white yellowish foamy head wtih spotty lace. Aroma: intense hop and malt aroma, pretty well balanced together: malts takes on white bread, toffee. caramel, some hazelnuts, hop aroma takes on citruses, pine, florals...Flavor: very similar to aroma: very malty flavor, with intense caramel, toffee, bread like note, with hint of hazelnuts, candy sugar, supported with huge hop flavor, which takes on fruits mentioned above. Finish is slighty dry, almost sticky, very bitter, bitterness lingers long in aftertaste. Body is medium to full, texture is super smooth, almost creamy, carbonation is medium. Alcohol warmth is noticeable, oaky boozy. Amphibian betwen Barley wine and imperial ipa.
knasputte78 (560) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bärnstensfärgad åt det röda hållet. Fyllig och tät öl. Sirap och toffee, men spritigheten slår igenom vilket jag inte gillar.
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Borup (11614) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, alcohol, hops, spice, dried fruit, caramel and oak.
jsmerig (1490) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy reddish Amber with a smooth silky head. Aroma is malty. Very malty. Taste is malty and syrupy to the extreme up front and equally bitter on the back end. Smooth like a milkshake. Refined and raw power at the same time. I can't believe I haven't rated this before.
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Night_Cap (116) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 650ml (2015). Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy copper. Head is beige; average sized and lasts wonderfully in the glass. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with notes of pine needles, hop resins, overripe nectarines, overripe apricots, sultana’s, lightly toasted malts, sticky caramel, hints of vinous alcohol and a touch of chocolate. Flavour is a strong resinous/grassy hop bitterness with lightly toasted malts, cooked toffee, overripe stone fruits (nectarines/apricots), orange rinds, raisins, spruce, bourbon (light) and strong rusty/resinous notes in the finish notes. Full bodied with light carbonation, an oily texture and a good length finish.
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,65 l bottle from Biervana Munich
Dark Amber, clear, frothy tan-light brown foam head, caramel, bread, cereal, roasty, alcohol, woody, spruce, citrus, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, thick feel, sticky, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
morri (277) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium sized tan head. Cloudy reddish amber body. Aroma is surprisingly light considering this is an 11% beer. Fruity on the nose. Very malty flavour, hoppy aftertaste. Quite alcoholic.