kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles. Pours reddish velvet, no head. wine, chocolate liquor, roast potatoes aroma, sweet, somewhat wooden taste. Velvety texture, full body, no carbonation.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours medium to dark clear brown with a slightly reddish tint and a relatively small beige head. Nose is complex sugars, wood, and rum. Some dark fruits and cherry skins. Flattish palate, and the sugars just taste, well, sweet at the end of the day.
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another stellar beer from this place. I loved the blend of candy sugar, bread, caramel and spice.
This one really sat well with me. I love Belgian Strongs.
jimhilt (2429) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two finger khaki head that vanishes leaving no lace. Very dark brown color, yeast left in bottle. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Brown sugar nose and flavor is molasses and brown sugar but not cloying. Higher ABV is hidden. Expensive at $9.99 for a 500ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
luttonm (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SIBF. Red cola brown, minor head. Sweet brown sugar and rum. Heary aged feel, cola, tobacco, sugar cane. Aged dark rum. Bit off on feel. good, tart finish.
Maverick34 (2357) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Man I don’t even know what to say about this. Poured dark, raisin rum aroma, same taste with molasses etc. Good but maybe too syrupy.
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, deep, mahogany colored pour. Ruby highlights. No head, no lacing. Looks flat, but there is the occasional bubble rising. Smells like caramelized sugar, raisins, malt. Taste is sweet, slight smokiness, sugary. Vanilla. Sweet syrupy mouthfeel, but not to syrupy. Not too bad. I like it, but would like it better if it was colder. Nice winter warmer.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Churchkey. Deep red pour. The nose and flavor are bursting with sweetness; raisin, molasses, apple, brandy.... apple brandy..... plum, candied sugars, and caramel. The flavor is much of the same, but it’s a bit too much; cloying, and syrupy sweet. Ehhh.
thomat (2165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a small brown head. Sweet and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and sugar. Full body with a long, bitter sweet finish.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark garnet pour with a small off white head. Huge dark fruit and bread in the nose lead to a flavor full of raisin, date, molasses, caramel, and fig. Massive sweetness- just too much for me. Thick cloying palate with low carbonation.