demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light, milk chocolate brown with a mid sized off white head. Big, rich nose. Sweet, with a definite hit of alcohol. Heavy bourbon on the nose. Thick, heavy on the alcohol. Wood tannins. Sweet toffee and vanilla. A lot, almost too much going on. This has to be the bourbon aged. I really don’t like it as well as what I tried on draft in the past.
caesar (5585) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear brown color, medium head. Aroma of caramel malt, some hop, slight pine. Quite bitter taste, some caramel.
Pinball (11055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
almost clear brown, thick yellow head.
nutty berry aroma, also a bit barley wineish.
flavor is sweet malty, strong, yeast, faint sweet fruity (close to banana), ends going more and more bitter. nice.
BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
TAP: red/amber pour, nose of caramel and malt. Taste is caramel, malt, wood, and port. Tasty.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Brown pour, thick foamy white head. Malty, barley aromas, some oak. Sweet, intense flavors... definitely can taste the heavy malt characteristics. Surprisingly very drinkable, nice smooth sweet finish. BIG beer with lots of great flavors going on.
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Bit unclear deep amber colour. Sweet caramel fruity bit chocolate aroma. Sweet caramel vinious bitter toasty malty flavour. Sweet vinious finish.
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel with dried fruits, tangerine, vanilla and cinnamon. Sweet fruity and spicy flavour, with a hint of alcohol and a little bitterness. It has old ale qualities, but you’re never in doubt about theAmerican origin.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 2010-07-12, 8-5-9-4-17=43
Hazy amber color; small head. The aroma is less interesting than the first time, the flavor is as rich as I remembered: sweet caramel and toffee, strong vanilla; without being thick, the sugars are sticky on the lips; and strong final bitterness, a bit woody.
2009-08-31, bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, 9-5-9-4-18=45
Red amber color; small creamy head. Extremely rich aroma, malt caramel and vanilla oak. Strong body, rich caramel and malt flavor, perfectioned by the vanilla and the hops. Truly enjoyable.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brownish amber with a small off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, rich caramel malt, and sugar cookie. Flavor is oak, vanilla, caramel, with a light alcohol notes.
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 2009 WIU Performing Arts Society Beerfest. Two-toned reddish amber with a very small, off-white head. Slightly hazy. Somewhat subdued aroma: mildly sweet malt nose, some plum and dates and a little vanilla cookie. Sweet malt flavor: brown sugar & molasses and a little black pepper spiciness. Syrupy texture, light graininess at the end of the flavor profile.