Melker (235) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel, fruits (citrus, apple, raisins), wood, leather. Very sweet and bitter. Long aftertaste. Vad it fresh and it wad great but a little bit harsh.
Zekada (411) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share from a friend. Aroma has malt, dates and grapes. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Taste has some malts and is bittersweet with some fruit. Palate is medium thick and lingers in the mouth. Overall an okay beer. Nice body but you could wish for more taste.
Shark_Pants (406) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby red with small soapy tan head. Lots of dried stone fruits and booze in the aroma, with molasses and malts as well. The taste has a big boozy hit, with molasses, sweet malt backbone, a little sweetened grapefruit and a long hop bitterness in the finish. Heavy bodied with a peppery sensation on the tongue. Itís somewhere between a barleywine, IPA and red ale. Quite good but could hide the booze a bit better.
GJF (1353) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent beer. Aroma is very strong alcohol and malt. Alcohol in the flavor too, generally dry finish. Iíd rank this higher, but itís so damn expensive--itís good, but Iím not sure itís worth the price.
agent_persik (512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean copper color, small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, vanilla, whiskey, dried fruits, spices. Sweet bitter taste has similar notes. Medium body and soft carbonation, warming touch of alcohol. Complex and interesting ale.
ChiGuy68 (443) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a clear copper with a frothy off-white to light orange head. Aroma is sweet malt, spiced caramel, and alcohol. Smooth yet bold taste of malt, liquor, and caramel. This Curmudgeon packs a punch. A nice warming beer to enjoy on a cold winter night.
Sjohnh (408) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper brown, with a quickly vanishing head. Big aroma of burnt toffee, smoky wood and traces of umami and nut. Medium body. There is some fruity, orange peel barley wine like flavour in the background, sitting behind dark malts and strong caramel. Boozy finish. Powerful, complex, one to take seriously.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany with fast-fading, coarse, off-white head. Fades to placid surface. Aroma is sweet wood, french toast with maple syrup, bit of blueberry. Flavor is caramel, some medicinal aftertaste (rather light) resulting in a short, unique bitterness. Yummy. A neat old ale. Some wood, but not too much vanilla in there. Body is medium-heavy, light-medium carbonation, moderate sized bubbles, yet some burn, oily/lightly creamy mouth feel.
arnold931 (774) - Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bricks. Pours clear copper with very little head. Nose is caramel and some whiskey. Taste starts with some caramel sweetness and fades into whiskey. Kind of watery mouthfeel but you can taste all 9.8%.
thirstyrabbit (1364) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A month to go until BB runs out. A bit hazy copper body with a medium head. Aroma has whiskey and some vanilla. This is very nice. Taste has smooth whiskey with interesting malts. Finish is sugary and very smooth, and at times feels too light. However, the alcohol is not very well covered in this light finish. A bit more complex than the two Bastards I tried before but still lacks roast/bitterness and flavour intensity to support all the booze.