Zupastan (113) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber beer with close to no head. Smell is caramel, banana, alcohol. Taste is caramel, almost wine-ish, banana. Aftertaste is sugary, some bitter off-flavour that lasts for a while, bit metallic. Not a fan.
AshtonMcCobb (4133) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - deep amber with a thin head that falls away very quickly.
Nose - honey, maybe some red fruits and definitely a boozy backdrop.
Taste - toffe and honey. Maybe oranges. Luscious boozy finish.
Palate - full bodied with a rich sweet middle section and a tangy and still rich and sweet finish.
Overall - not exactly balanced or refreshing but nicely indulgent like a barley wine in some ways.
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a mostly clear amber color with a medium sized off white head that had great retention and left a good amount of lacing around the glass. The aroma is dark fruits, figs, some sugar, and yeast. The taste is sweet and fruity up front and you also pick up the alcohol. On the back-end you pick up some bitterness and dark fruits and figs. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy and the drinkability is low, it is quite a sipper.
cervmagpt (456) - PORTUGAL - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 9A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch F2 21:05. AROMA: strong malty presence with notes of some caramel and bread crust (mailllard reaction). peppery alcohol aromas complement the malt. APPEARANCE: deep ambar color with slight orange highlights and translucent. medium to thin ivory head with low retention with some lacing. TASTE: strong malty and alcoholic presence with a sweet character and some toasty notes. moderately-low and balanced bitterness. almost sweet finish. PALATE: full body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a very good (and strong) doppelbock.
allmyvinyl (7017) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear amber, short-lived off-white head. Aromas of honey, caramel, light herbs, wood and boozy notes. Brandy maybe. Taste is sweet, light booze burn, malty, some fruit preserved in alcohol kinda thing going on. Slightly sticky on the finish.
Flanfl (303) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark yellow, brownish colour. Medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, banana and alcohol. Flavour is similar, with some candy sugar. The alcohol is a bit too forward. Sweet caramel medium finish. Creamy body and high carbo. Could be better. Too sweet and the alcohol could be more pleasant
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zimbo (772) - SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Closed on opening. Starts with a light fruity pear drop nose before morphing into banana. Booze hammers through over time and makes the body a thick heavy enveloping ton of weight. Golden copper to the eye. Thin head then fine beading too.
Still The Terminator to me. Cannot be rushed or understand quickly in some big stupid tadting wherevtime is held in utter contempt. You neen an evening of focus to get your head around it.
rkehlet (38) - ALGERIA - APR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong alcohol. Sweet and round. Notes of caramel, malty biscuits, nuts and sherry
Travlr (16923) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Saloon. Clear deep amber color, medium light tan head. Aroma of lightly toasted toffee. Taste is burnt caramel.
blackisle (1295) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber color, small frothy beige head, sizzles away within seconds, no lacing; sweet malty aroma, roasted, caramel, honey, nutty, alcohol, liquor; taste medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, honey, roasted malts; full-bodied, oily texture, flat carbonation, aftertaste sweetbitter, towards finish burning and astringent sensatons giving it a medicinal feel; heavy duty beer, alcohol ever-present.