craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a cloudy amber color with a very thin white head. Aroma is banana, raisin, caramel, earthy, and pear. Taste is cherries, raisins, pineapple, caramel, pear, and a nice alcohol burn to finish it off.
krumbum (357) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber brown that glows in the light. Malty sweetness comes through in the aroma. Yeasty but sweet melds as it fades.
strongpieman (1370) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Very good- smooth especially for the high alcohol. Moderate aromas and taste, with complex flavors.
Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @home pours dark brown, fruity and malty on the nose. Big fruity flavours, plum and berries with some Apple and cherry. Nice.
McNeillR (871) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky mahogany, loose dissipating white head. Bright spicy, kola nut and soft redcurrant. Tinselly toffee, oily skinned with a decent tangy carbonation. Even keeled sweetness, driven lemon peel and gritty bitterness. Mooshed sweet finish. Decent and has stood up over a year in bottle. Cheers LONick.
mR_fr0g (1798) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Watford Tasting, thanks to Matteo. Aroma is woody, raisin, toasty and booze. Hazed dark mber colour with small light tan head. Flavour is big caramel and raisin, rum , some hot fussel alcohol. Medium full body, soft carbonation. Nice drop.
teorn88 (1913) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked and caged bottle shared at the Watford tasting. It pours a hazy brown colour with a large beige head. Aroma is chalky and dusty, odd chocolate, yeast, slight smokiness. Flavor is yeasty, hint of sourness on the end, slight chocolate, dark fruit skins, wet toast. Full body with lively carbonation. Ok beer
Scopey (5309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the December Watford Tasting, thanks to Matteo. It pours darkest mahogany brown with a beige head. The nose is toast, caramel, cola, light spice and dark fruits. The taste is cola, toast, earth, spice, booze, dark fruit, dried berry, spice, caramel and a touch of liquorice with a dry finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Well-balanced and pretty tasty. Decent.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, alcohol and crunchy nuts. Medium body.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and no lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with some caramelized malt notes and loads of residual sugars. Taste is also dominated by dark fruit with some plums notes with light unrefined caramelized malt with load of residual sugar. Body is not as full as I would have expected with medium-to-low carbonation and some warming alcohol noticeable. Too unbalanced for my taste with too much residuals sugars and almost no attenuation.
nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dexters. Amber-brown body, soapy beige head. Some silky candi sugar tones, pretty close to a Dubbel. Sweet brown sugar, fruity strawberry plum undertones. A touch dry and chalky, but that is probably more a Dexters issue. Gets more enjoyable as it sits and approaches room temp. Smooth and creamy after awhile. Well done.