AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Sunset Grill & Tap. Dark brown thick yeasty pour, lasting head. Aromas of dark fruits, candi sugar, pumpernickel bread, and lots of yeast earthiness. Deep layers of yeast and earth.
Flavor is a mirror of the aroma with a spicy element that reminds me of a Christmas based dark ale. Almost like a nutmeg, cloves and licorice. The two separate yeast strain helps to give a layer of complexity. Body is on the full side with a chewy yeasty texture. The alcohol is covered nice with all the layers of yeast, spice and malts. Still a light burn after the sip, this was a nice finish to my 5 hour long session at Sunset Grill & Tap.
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into a Le Watou - nose is sugar candy, caramel and a little spice. I’m glad I got a case of this! Sweet and smooth. Slight grass hop kick.
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The ale pours dark amber in color with a long lasting tan head. As the head diminishes, lacing appears on the glass. There are basement aromas combine with faint spices. The is a roasted malt taste along with yeast flavors and an alcohol kick as it goes down.
jrodooo5 (1237) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely Maroon pour w/ a tan head that leaves a nice ring of lacing. The aroma has a light malt & fruit thing going on. The taste is very good upfront full of fruit & malt but I’m not a fan of the pretty bitter finish. It’s quite creamy & smooth on the palate & overall a good beer!
TXBadger (1918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker amber color with off-white head. Dark fruits, malt, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Simply a well done strong ale.
mgajdaczewa (906) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Słodki aromat kandyzowanych owoców z domieszką karmelu i ziół, wyraźny likier alkoholowy. W smaku alko lepiej przykryte, choć obecne, sporo słodyczy, ziołowa goryczka, lekki piołun, przypalony karmel, troszkę melasy, finisz wytrawny, z lekką ziołową goryczką. Bardzo smaczne, rozgrzewające i pełne.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear ruby brown with 3 finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Citrus, resinous, musky, bready, candied peel, spice, syrup.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, bitter, citrus, burnt toffee, syrupy spicy finish with an alcohol warmth.
Comments: Good and glass lace.
BadAprilia1000 (378) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown color with a thick cream head. Aroma is molasses, hops, caramel, nutty, dark fruit, cereal. Taste is sweet, dark malt, molasses, bread, caramel, nutty, slight fruit, and then a kiss of bitter at the end. Very drinkable, warms up nicely, good beer.
Slipstream (2227) - USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A foamy dark pour with amber highlights. The aroma is sweet and nutty, with dashes of yeast, hazelnuts, and flowers. Interesting flavor - bready and nutty, with some brett mingling with the nippy hops. There is a little coffee in there too. Surprisingly high ABV. Another fine brew from Green Flash.
MayorOfSudz (51) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz. Isn't know what to expect when I read "mysterious dark ale" on the label. Even more confused when a dark stout-like beer came flowin out with a coffee-foam head and nice malty ale aroma. Great smooth taste of chocolate, and molasses with some sweetness. This drinks like a stout but doesn't drop off to a bitter ending. It stays relatively balanced throughout. No boozy taste, which is remarkable, given the 9.1% batting average. Really nice beer.
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