superspak (4563) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter; Batch 77, bottled 8/13/2009. Pours cloudy almost opaque dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. Minimal spotty lacing, and some nice alcohol legs as well. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, molasses, toffee, caramel, chocolate, toast, dark bread, leather, tobacco, earth, wood, and herbal earthiness. Insanely complex and balanced aromas with big strength; Wow. Taste of big raisin, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, prune, leather, tobacco, chocolate, roasted malt, dark bread, light char, earth, wood, and herbal earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, molasses, toast, toffee, caramel, chocolate, dark bread, leather, tobacco, earth, wood, light char, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible flavor balance with huge complexity of malty notes; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very slick, creamy, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is insanely well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a world class old ale! Huge complexity and balance of malty flavors; and dangerously smooth to sip on. This blew me away, wow.
crispaire (16) - - AUG 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at HOD brewery. Complex aroma with immediate recognition of prunes and raisins. Rich mouthfeel. Creamy texture. Hints of dark chocolate, stone fruit, smoke, wood, and a little bit of sweetness. The finish is long, warm, and satisfactory. I can definitely see a cigar paired with this beauty.
Mark_Eck (1902) - - AUG 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, and some smoke.
brnandersen (3237) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Omnipollos Hatt, July 25. Deep brown colour with a reddish tinge. No head. Sweet aroma with roasted malts, dark chocolate, liqourice, caramel malts, coffee, nuts and dark, dried fruits. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting, slightly dry finish with lingering chocolate, coffee and a leather note. Excellent and complex.
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Borefts Beer Festival 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. An attractive deep caramel brown coloured pour with a sticky sticky light tan head. Aroma is woody caramel ,apple, toffee, dried fruits. Flavour is composed of woody bourbon, apple, tooffee, caramel. Nice layered, rounded malts. Palate is sticky sweet, moderate carbonation, velvety .
RRistow12 (692) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle. Super complex beer. Aroma is very sweet with notes of molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits, toffee and caramel. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet with a mild bitterness. Flavors of fig, prunes, raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, chocolate. Very interesting complex beer. Well done.
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Weezel (269) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby pour. Aromas of smoke, berries, and cola. Smokey up front with jammy fruit notes. I would call it a smoked quadruple. Very well done.
drpimento (3072) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
mmm a masterpiece. Aroma is heavy caramel and toffee. Flavor is so much more complex, cocoa, peat, tobacco, roast, malt, bittersweet with a slight bit of carbonic tang. The carbonation is perfect for the weight and the rest of the texture of the beer. A sipper for sure, but I also, just for the hell of it, took a big gulp. Really good.
emartell (343) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - MAY 27, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma sumamente intenso y complejo. Se perciben notas a cuero, caramelo, frutos secos e higo principalmente.
De color negro, con tonos rubíes a contra luz, de cuerpo redondo, carbonatacion baja y una abundante corona de espuma de alta retención.
En boca es compleja, intensa y llena de sabores.
Al paladar se perciben muchas notas que no surlen estar juntas en la misma cerveza. Chocolate, frutos secos como ciruela y pasas, algo de higo, una intensa nota ahumada. De una impresionante intensidas y un final largo y duradero.
No cabe duda que se trata de una cerveza única, muy bien lograda y equilibrada y que seguro mejorará con el tiempo.
mrjez (439) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Craft Cafe Imazato. A deep reddish-brown, almost mauve highlights, nice lacing with swirls. Subtle blended aroma of caramel, dark fruits, red grape, booze. Nice flavours, rich sweet malt, barrel wood, dark cherries, light liqueur alcohol warmth. Quite smooth and gently carbonated, lingering smoke and warmth. A great sipper.
tillmac62 (684) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours as dark as a stout. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of leather, plum, tobacco, fig and chocolate plus subtle molasses and smoky oak.
Light full body that is extremely smooth and approaches creamy. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fairly prickly finish. The carbonation / body balance is very well done.
The flavor profile is quite outstanding and very complex. The flavors of the nose all deliver but don’t quite separate completely. It begins with the dark fruits over a slightly sweet base with notes of caramel and molasses. The heavier flavors (leather, tobacco) slowly ascend towards a mildly bittered middle then linger in the background. Light smoky oak serves as the transition to the finish with dark fruit again taking center stage. The highest sweetness level appears here as well over a rich wave of chocolate. The slightly dry finish provides a touch of astringency and back of the throat warmth while a rich caramel and chocolate slowly fade.