maxcoinage (25) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a (2013) bottle into snifter.
Appearance was a dark amber color with a 1 in off-white head.
Aroma was of maple and oak
Mouthfeel was a light syrup consistency
Taste-malty, biscuity, a hint of maple sweetness
Overall- a great beer, similar to a Barleywine. Booze is well hidden here. For $16 a four pack, I can’t say I would buy more than one a year but its a nice pick up.
ALLOVATE (2225) - 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. I’d 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 (2351) - 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 (3392) - 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.
pentaz (785) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours unclear amber with a quickly diminishing white tiny head. Aroma is very malty with toffee, biscuit, booze, vanilla, orange, flowery and light peppery. Taste is near heavy sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic. Body is medium+, texture is light syrupy, carbonation is soft+. Finishes sweet, boozy and mouthdrying .
janetinha (3) - - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber appearance, cloudy and presence of little bubbles (carbonanation), presence of floating sediments. On nose dry dark fruits like raisin, plum, oak, strong caramel and a deep sweetness, alcohol. On mouth it is fullbodied and dry, malty, hints of fruits, caramel, toffee, woody. Bitter and dry aftertaste.
McWorta (382) - LUXEMBOURG - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with a nice pillowy tan head. On the nose aromas of leather, sweet malt, alcohol and barnyard develop. Light slick in texture with a full body tasting medium sweet with notes of bitterness at the back of the palate. The finish lingers pleasantly on the tongue for a pretty good while. Nice Ale!
gobbledock (3) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours orange, with a very small white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, raisin, candy. Sweet with a smooth mouthfeel. Little discernible bitterness.
chucklemation (168) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a malty aroma, with light hints of fruit. Feels heavy like molasses, and has a lightly sweet molasses and malty flavor. There is a hint of bitterness at the end. Very enjoyable, complex ale.
tmongoose (942) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft. poured a dark ruby red color with a bubbly white head that quickly dissipated. the aroma of lots of sweet deep malts was forefront on the nose. maybe some dark fruit adjuncts in there are well. the flavor with the alcohol well hidden was sweet malts and fruits and very smooth.. no bitterness bite at all. deceptively good.