ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz. into a tulip at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg, VA. From notes.
A: Pours a dark golden color. There’s about a finger of white-colored head that’s bubbly in texture. Head duration is solid, and lacing left behind is plentiful.
S: A rather sweet brew, as expected. I don’t pick up much oak aging, but I do pick up plenty of sweet caramel, treacle, citrusy hops, and maybe a touch of dark fruit. It’s not as hoppy as I anticipated.
T: It starts off with a prominent treacle flavor. This transitions into a faint bite of citrusy hops and booze drying out the aftertaste somewhat. Really damn good, if slightly lacking in complexity.
M: The feel is both thick and creamy, while the drying bite on the back end doesn’t strike me as being remotely harsh. It’s quite drinkable for something so big. Carbonation pokes through the full body quite well.
O: This exceeded my expectations slightly. Even if it’s not the deepest, it’s drinkable and more pleasant than its gravity would suggest. I enjoyed killing this, but I don’t think it would have been this good straight from the bottle.
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with white lacing. Aroma is super sweet and syrupy, lots of sweet malt, vanilla and a light oak character. Mouthfeel is rich and syrupy with notes of vanilla syrup, malt, caramel, maple, sugar, and booze. A little cloying.
nsquishee (551) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, smooth, aley, birchy, and earthy-bitter. Pale, cloudy, light-amber colored. I’d rate higher if it didn’t have such an herbal-alcohol bite.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is woody, sweet, alcohol, with hints of butterscotch and maple. Lightly hazy yellow orange with a small yellow tinged head. Flavor is sweet (woody birch syrup I think) with a bit of bitter and a cross of light corn whiskey alcohol.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Kernel, huge thanks to Mr Bois. Opaque pour with a loose whte head. Aroma is honey malt, stale malt, light oxidation, yeast esters and light alcohol. Flavour is honey, caramel, booze. Choc in the finish. Slightly sugary. spritzy carbonation and med full body.
swanmann (525) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle dated April 19 2013 - clear brassy orange with a small amount of off-white bubbles, virtually no lacing. Aromas of booze, toffee, birch, caramel, some pine, sugar cookie(?) The flavor is rich and sweet, buttery, and warm, which opens with quick toasty bitterness. As it warms it gives notes of bourbon. Great strong beer on a frigid December eve...
sandervdbroek (10) - USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with almost no head with a small amount of lacing. Sweet siropy aroma. A true masterpiece.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TBone (11378) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml @Per
Clear yellow color, small white head. Fruity alcoholic aroma. Medium to full bodied. Alcoholic, fruity hoppyness, apple. Easy going strong beer.
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle. Slightly hazy amber with white head. Aroma with lots of hay, dried fruit, bisquit, malt, wood and caramel. Taste with apricot, wood, bisquit, spice and toffee.
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale orange body with white head and lacing. Aroma of vanilla, birch and butter. Taste is a wonderful butter and caramel and a bit of hot booze, barley-wine-esque characteristics here as well. Great beer.
Senap (183) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
En mycket speciell öl. Väldigt mycket smak och en rejäl beska. Den har en ton i beskan som känns tämligen avvikande. God? Nja.