chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at monks- pours hazy brown with sudsy lace and a thin head that goes to the edges. nose is spicy, sensing milk as well. butter. tastes hoppy, bitter, yet balanced. lots of fruitty rasberries, lots of butter with piney hops underpinning everything. excellent. i dont know why but it reminds me of a scotch ale.
arondee (599) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and malty. The taste is sweet and thick with sugar. Lots of caramel and scotch ale type flavors. Decent.
Shark_Pants (596) - 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.
graham_murphy (595) - - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite dry and sweet - caramel, biscuit and raisins from the malt. What stands out is certainly the ease with which it goes down given its strength. Iíve had plenty of imperial stouts at this ABV and you feel them in your throat. This is subtle!
bartzluke (594) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed with molasses and oak aged. 12 oz pour from room-temp bottle into sniffer. Reddish-orange, clear, off-white head. Nose is sweet, cherry, malty, a little brown sugar, a hint of wood. Full body and creamy. A little sharp in the end. A bit dry. Taste is nice. Oaky and malty up front with a notable boozy finish. Coffee-like bitterness.
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber brown, with a fluffy white head. Nose is oaky, molasses, musty, caramel. Flavor is lots of oak, molasses, caramel, toffee, a little citrus, plum. Sweet and almost ashy smoky finish. Medium to heavy body. Rich and warming, lovely oaky sweet flavor. Really nice.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really nice malty aroma with alcohol, caramel, and lots of chocolate chip cookie dough. smooth and sweet, heat from alcohol and some hop bitterness keep it from being cloying. thick, almost syrupy body with very low carbonation. really itís the aroma here, really nice malt.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper/amber/brown in color with a thin off-white head. Aromas are of caramel, milk chocolate, spiceÖmmm. The palate was rich, concentrated, round and well-balanced with a touch of bitter hops on the finish. This was a wonderfully balanced high gravity ale that may age well but is so well-balanced now I don’t see a huge upside.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled on tap, poured dark with tan head. Aroma is toasted biscuit malt with a little carmel and toffee but mainly roasty toasty. Taste is very bitter with a strong bitterness. Body is medium to full with a thick feel.
Tsekouratos (591) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle shared with Calm_Dreamer and #Electron. Dark red to light brown color with a nice 2-finger off-white head. Aromas of red wine, vanilla and some oak. Taste of slight caramel, some dark fruits, red wine, vanilla, oak. Sweet aftertaste. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.