flying_pig (808) - - JAN 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet-smelling upfront with a lot of sugar and dark malts. There is some sweet caramel and dark fruits too that add to the overall sweetness of the beer. There is a bit of banana in the middle which was a real surprise and some other fruits including but not limited to apple, figs and plums; I can also detect some raisins. A wonderfully complex mix of different aromas make this an excellent smelling beer. There is some oak and even a whisky like aroma right at the back-end.
Reddish, mahogany brown with a thumb sized, off-white head that slowly recedes to leave a creamy head about half that size. There is some light lacing on the glass around the circumference too.
Sweet to begin with. There is some dark fruits to begin with along with some malty, oak like flavours and a touch of sugar. I can also taste some alcohol at this point although it is not overpowering and there is some caramel too along with light spices. This is a truly excellent tasting beer and it leaves a great, lingering aftertaste in the mouth after each sip.
Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation and a strong alcohol content that adds to the drink a little. It is smooth, sweet and rich on the palate.
It smells better than almost any other beer I have ever tried for starters. For a beer that is 8.5% it goes down very well and although it’s not a beer you could drink more than two of I can see myself picking this up every now and again when I can.
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is candy sugar, booze, oak. Medium mouthfeel with candy sugar, caramel. Good.
gueuze (217) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Marzipan, Grüner Apfel, Holunderblüten (wie in Bionade). Viele Alkohole, das macht Kopfschmerzen.
JesseMartineau (36) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours deep copper thick off white head with some lacing. Aromas fruity malt, caramel, some spicy notes, even some darker fruits as well. Taste is malty sweetness, caramel, touch of warming, but not over powering, licorice, molasses hints of dried dark fruit. Finishes with some bitterness, and a touch on the dry side. Quite enjoyable.
Osprey87 (1087) - London via, WALES - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, BB May 2015, into tulip. Dark red, sparkling, decent foamy white head endures and leaves strips of lacing. Aroma - lots of bready malts, yeast, alcohol, sharp fruity notes suggesting cherry. Reminds me of Gulden Draak. Body is medium, hardly any carbonation, slightly foamy but mostly smooth. Taste - very malty, some alcohol sharpness, liquorice and fig, grassy finish. In a blind taste, I’d have said that this was a Belgian strong ale. Decent enough, but not my favourite style.
jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Koopers. Pours muddy red/orange with no head. Aroma is boozy with some light citrus notes. Taste is sweet stone fruit, slight alcohol finish. Sticky sweet with little carbonation. Very smooth.
exeter (115) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great looking beer -- deep ruby/brown, with a creamy off-white head with a nice lace. Aroma of fresh baked bread, with rich, dark fruits thrown in for good measure. The taste is a combination of brown bread, raisins, spice cake, currants. Sweet and peaty, this is one to sip and enjoy.
kps888 (2) - Herlev, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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StilleStorm (405) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DAA; Pours dark copper with a medium lasting, lacing off-white to tan creamy head. Nose fills with smoked, roasted malts, dark berries, dried fruits and caramel. Vinious. Taste is medium sweet, light smoked and light bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft.
AllHailtheAle (5) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This might be my favorite beer. Really it has this excellent flavor that just is exactly what I look for in a beer.
rollinnstyle1 (2) - Haddam, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great scotch ale, very malty and roasty. Enjoyed alot and will drink again.