johnbuck100 (239) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the most complex beers tasted - flavors range from chocolate to cigars to smoky rich malt. The 10% alcohol is well masked and the beer has a great warming attribute, perfect for colder weather. If you ever go to Portland be sure to go to the brewery. The beers on tap are amazing.
JHeath99 (1009) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thick layer of tan head. Aroma is sweet with boozy hints. Taste is at first overly carbonated but quickly mellows to a booze, chocolate, malty taste.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"a good brew. nose is sweet with a slightly too strong alcohol presence, also apparent in the flavor. sweet, malty, and strong. not balanced enough and just a touch too harsh for me, but i can appreciate that it’s a well made beer. re-rate: 2008 batch sampled 3-09 @Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Pub. way more smoke in the flavor than last time i had it. still. aroma was malty, peet & chocolate. lots of smoke in flavor, with more chocolate and a drier hoppy finish. better than last time...score adjusted
keeps growing on me!
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep brown colour, no foam, very complex aroma, plum, strong alcohol presence, liquorice, thick, sweet liquorice flavor, aftertase: plum, bitter, very long - a wonderful brew !
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured pitch black with a cream colored head that lasted for 5 minutes. Smelled of caramel, alcohol, raisins, and chocolate. Tasted of chocolate and smoke. Surprisingly light for a 10% beer. The bottle was over a year old, so the beer was relatively smooth. Definitely want to buy and age some more of these.
jsnicholas (172) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12 oz $7): dark brown with nice two finger head. Sweet, Carmel. A little burnt. Very tasty.
RussianDragon (490) - - SEP 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, Batch 72 is 2008 vintage. Pours a clear dark brown with light passing as maroon on the rim of the glass. A thick beige head gradually fades to a creamy wisp and lasting thick edge head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is warm and inviting: peated malt, brown sugar, slight spice complexity, wet tobacco sweetness, dark fruits, and an overall pleasant lightly smoked sweet complexity. Flavor is initially smoked malt, with a balanced sweetness that is beyond description. Many different flavors meld seamlessly - toffee, leather, figs and other dark fruits. Alcohol is well masked for 10%. Medium bodied, full carbonation, and sweet complex malty finish.
haukur (1309) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No idea how old this bottle is but I am getting some slight oxidation in the nose. Brown, slight head. Loads of raisins in the aroma, dried fruits, malts. Very rich and malty. Full bodied. Good stuff
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(old rating, ACBF ’12) Very dark brown beer, beige head. Aroma of sweet alcohol, a bit ’ plastic’ (like it came from a plastic jerrycan), resins, cherry and some choclate. Taste: sweet alcohol, a bit like red wine. Licorice, resins, cherry and sweet malts.
gEUS (1166) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Urabin Coutteau himself. Pours light black with a deep brwon hue, head is dissapearing quickly. A rich roasty and smoky nose. The mouthfeel is medium with a good balance between roastines, bitterness and smokiness. But after a few sips, it all starts to feel a tad watery. Taste is leather, cigars and dark coffee malts.
rick_91709 (176) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Almost black. No head. Almost no aroma. Overwhelming booze taste.
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