JMerritt (1887) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (14531) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ HJ Hansen, Odense. Pours dark amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is deep and complex. Very malty and sweet. Dark fruits, vinous, vanilla, chocolate and bourbon. Smooth, full, silky and sticky palate. Taste is vanilla, caramel, hops and dark fruits. Lovely combined and tasty stuff overall.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a small dense head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, nuts, toffee, and brown sugar. Flavor is similar, very sweet, sticky, dark rich fruit and chocolate and molasses.
joeneugs (4111) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to ucusty for this one. Pours muddy orange with lots of sediment. it has a small disappearing orange head. Caramel and toffee in the aroma along with orange, plum, and raisins. The flavor is thick, sweet and alcoholic. Caramel, toffee, orange, and plum make for a pretty sweet and syrupy beer.
obguthr (4533) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well oaked aroma of whiskey, with marzipan underneath. Cloudy rust colored, full of floaties, completely headless. Flavor is dominated by bourbon, but dates and candied peaches emerge at midpalate. It is a bit like Southern Comfort (one of the few liquors I can stand) but more bitter and woody. Warm, bitter, dry finish. Medium to full bodied. If I liked bourbon more, this would be rated much higher as it seems to be a well crafted and complex beer.
WVHouseofBeer (928) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Poured light copper with some white head. Nice sweet caramel malty taste balanced with some hop flavor. Aroma is similarly sweet and malty.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A alcoholised dessert cake in a bottle. Boring sipper.
How: Bottle 12oz. Many times. Usually a few months old.
The look: Cloudy orange-copper body toped by a small off-white head.
In long: Nose is boozy (higher alcohols feel) and sweet. Taste is toasted raisin bread, cake, figs, brown sugar, sticky caramel. The beer is excessively sweet, annoyingly so. No hops presence which is not surprising given the style. Alcohol is very present and feels even more than the 9.8%. To make a long story short I’ll say that this beer tastes list a rum baba. Yet another sweet boozy beer getting good reviews that “I don’t get”. I guess I will always be different ratebeerian. Like most I drink too much but my days are lettered.
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a golden red, with a nice head that dissipated slowly. An exceptional looking beer.
Smell of quality Ale yeast with apple, dark cherry notes and a hint of vanilla.
Taste was just what i am looking for in an Old Ale, malty ale with hints of dark cherry and apple. These flavors are present at the start remain through the middle of the sip. The ale finishes with a light alcohol burn and a typically ale tartness.
I found this highly drinkable for a high alcohol beer, and could have easily had a second.
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bit hazy amber body with a medium off white head. Barley, sweet fruit, light alcohol, brown sugar, prune and tonsof caramel in aroma. Very complex. The flavour is also complex and contains notes of hops, lots of caramel, dried fruit, sweet malt, sweet barley and alcohol. Creamy texture. Other than the alcohol is very profound I love it.
planky84 (2346) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours an amber/brown with a gradually dissipating head which leaves a nice lacing on top. Aromas of toffee, caramel, citrus, demerara sugar. Flavours of toffee, licorice, malts, caramel, citrus notes. Nice throat warming feel. Finsihes sweet, malty and very hoppy.