mrbeakersalesman99 (17) - USA - MAR 10, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oakes’ comments say it all....Pretty much anything this guy says I take to heart....he definitely knows great beer. All I can say to Oakes is, ’Cheers!’
mR_fr0g (8505) - 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 (664) - 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 (3009) - 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 (339) - 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 (407) - 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 (676) - 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.
Nische (1802) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Omnipollos Hatt. Dark reddish brown with no head. Roasted chocolate aroma with caramel, raisin and dates. Quite sweet caramel fudge, dates and some malty, boozy notes. Quite heavy on the sweet and boozy side.
ansalon (2771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, raisins, molasses, caramel. Taste is quite sweet with roasted notes. Mouthfeel is quite think with low carbonation.
Mad_Ferret (976) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at hatten.
Dark with redish tints, shortlived small head.
Sweet malty alcohol aroma with syrup, butterscotch, alcohol, raisins, some licorice, tar and smoke.
Taste is not as sweet as expected with alcohol, caramel, raisins and tar with some berries and dark dried fruit. Dry leathery peppery finish.
Big boozy malty body, low carbonation, oily sticky.
Needs some age.