AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Try it. Deep amber with white head. Aroma...the molasses stands out. The taste...reminds me of black strap rum (which I love), but the ale does not pull it off for me. Maybe it is an acrid taste/feel I get from the oak. It is worth a try,just not a second try for me.
slowrunner77 (3829) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this is close to nailing the style right on the head. wonderful complex malty sweet aroma. flavor and feel are very nice, but not quite up to par with the smell due to the alcohol presence. roasted malt, plum sweetness. very good brew."
unclemike (2240) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very clear dark amber color with a minimal head. Aroma of fruit and bourbon with some coconut and vanilla notes. Kind of smelled like a pina colada at first. Light tartness in the aroma. The flavor led to more coconut, bourbon and malt. Light alcohol with a nice warming sensation. It was more like drinking a coctail than a beer but it wasn’t bad because of that. Medium to full bodied
aleigator (231) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a decent bubbly head, with an amber, rubinred color.
Aromas of caramel malts with a lot of toffee and a small raisin infusion, while cane sugar and molasse build the foundation with hints of vanilla and rum on top.
Begins sweet, with bready hints, which get swallowed by even sweeter sugar and molasse. These stay in balance with wooden, leathery, heavy malts, wrapped up by a slick bitterness. Has an oily, spicy maltiness to it, with vanilla and cream underneath, which defines the character of this brew. It is still pretty sweet on the palate, but without loosing its balance, as it finishes with a gentle, hoppy bitterness of matured hops and oaky hints. The alcohol gets perfectly hidden by the sweet malts, creating a smooth mouthfeel with a slick finish, while being medium-bodied.
drsordr (1086) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour amber copper. Nose toffee, molasses, and slightly boozy. Taste similar to the nose, sweet malt, and some alcohol. Mid palate light bitter and hint of tannin. Finish revisits the toffee.
JuggeL (1) - - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex rich beer with very good balance. Lots of alchol but yet balanced. Hints of aniseed and cinnamon howering over malt molasses and oak
This is for you if you like big brooding beers.
alkolas510 (639) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bärnstensfärgad med litet ljust skum. Doftar grönsaker och spritigt.. Smakar bättre med maltig dominans men väldigt söt och lite alkohol.
Bygers (779) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a light amber colour with white head. Aroma of caramel, hops and brown sugar. Favour is sweet, caramel, malts and dried fruits. Finish vanilla and bourbon.
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linusb (12) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer! I love the loads of molasses. Lots of taste. Sweet beer but very nice finish!
Linnet (1112) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, sweet, salty, Tobacco, molasses, dark fruit, rich and rewarding.
Copper colour, medium tan head, lacing.
Heavy sweetness, salty, mid-bitter, warming finish.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming and salty finish.
rader58 (781) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours opaque amber. Aroma of caramel, alfalfa, raisin, salty ocean breeze, molasses, wood. Flavor is caramel, molasses, raisin, bread, peat. Strong maltiness with a caramel/brown sugar sweetness.