Hkrivera (62) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you like whiskey or barley wine, this one is for you! Aged in oak barrels for bourbon, you will feel the taste immediately. High alcohol content, pair it with heavy food dishes, like a steak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
__Rb81 (74) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (bottled 04/13/12). Pours a hazy amber with no head. Sweet aroma of honey, fruit, and some alcohol, bit bourbonny. Also quite a sweet taste with a warming alcohol feel. Bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Really nice (dessert) beer.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured to NB globe.
A: Pours a firey orange. No head until I agitate, then a thin sheet of off white foam. Pretty beer.
S: One of the oakiest beers Iíve ever smelled. Smells like the barrels didnít even have anything more than light toast. Woody.
T: Bitter, caramel, oak, wood. Very, very woody. Wow, dunno if Iím gonna be able to finish this one. Not because itís bad, itís just so strong.
M: Medium body, low carb. nearly flat.
D: Itís a bigger beer than I had anticipated. However, I think with an additional year under the belt, this beer would even out nicely.
Serving type: bottle
zimbo (465) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange sparkle with a deep magnolia head which thins in time. Nice glossy whisps are left. Good biscuits nose with firm roast& restrained fudge. Nicely soft, chewy and morish.
kapusil (500) - HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.355l bottle. Cloudy ruby body, thin beige head. Aroma of caramel, toast, roasted malts with some fruityness. The taste is very toasty with lots of caramel and roasted malts. Itís also very fruity. I think itís a bit too bitter, but I still like it.
Otterdance (154) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 This is sweet and malty with a yeasty squeeze. Vanilla and biscuit also apparent. Very soft for the alcohol content.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just shy of cool and into a tulip. Misty russet orange with very little carbonation. Sloppy, shortlived mess atop manages a little lace. Twiggy, acridly bitter herbs tickle the olfactories with a good breath of oak, vanillin, molasses, butter, soy milk (?) and just a touch of caramel. Boozy and sweet with a tang that twists the mouth into a spasm. Bitter, sharp backend with a finish that is like sucking on a toothpick. Hot alcohol burns all the way down. Oaky, molasses notes are rough and rugged whilst it is buttery and oily in mouthfeel. Linger of vanilla bean. Smoke and rubbery phenols just add to the chaos. No integration of flavour but plenty of flavour to be seen. Iíd like to say it was interesting to drink but at all enjoyable. One to lay down for a few years me thinks. (12 fl.Oz, BB 17/06/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
drjay44 (2442) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a dark amber (SRM 15) lightly particled body.....nose is treacle, with light plum, golden raisin, lightly vinous, hints of oak......taste is lightly sweet with tones of toffee/caramel, light fruits including plum, fig, lightly nutty, finishing dryer, with light bitterness and oak.....mouth feel medium, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low with light acid. Rich, nourishing, warming, complex, make this a classic example of the style. The only flaw is the particle laden body, but how was it stored? BJCP 9/1/16/5/8
Cuso (3638) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Molen web shop. Hazy dark amber color with medium white head. sweet aroma of honey, bee wax, sweet biscuity malt, some fruits. Extremely sweet taste with honey, sweet molasses, bee wax, caramel, vanilla. Too much on sweet side for being enjoyable.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Cross between a brown ale and an IPA. There is a hint of each style in this beer. Carries a big heavy hit of alcohol.