b3shine (6913) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to oversized snifter (thanks, waltersrj). 2010 vintage. Looks decent; black with no CO2 or lacing to speak of. Smells great; malty and bourbony. Tastes great too; much like it smells. Nice on the palate. This is incredible beer!
574deadzone (1255) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I got to try this, fuck, over a year ago. Maybe a 2-3 oz sample pour from a buddy. I didn’t take any notes, but I got to thinking I should just enter it and maybe someday I’ll get to try it again and do a proper rating, but I was at work so I didn’t have time. I just remember it being very dark brown with basically no head and having a very complex aroma with dark fruit and some smoke notes being predominant. It was very sweet and the body was heavy, oily, and soft to almost not even carbonated. It was a great experience and one I am thankful for being a part of. Someday perhaps I will get to try it again. But until then, Dave’s not here, man.
Errl (2241) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle...Pour is dark with a very small head..Nose is Chocolate, rich, plum, alcohol, vanilla, some smoke, musty, dry oak...Taste is maple, apple skin, dark fruits, spice, chewy and rich..
knickskicks (948) - - JUN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013. Dark copper, almost black. Nose is booze and prunes. Taste is the same, with a touch of ass. Rough finish.
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle, Pour is murky brown with low carb. Aroma is big sweet figs, dark fruits, and light barrel. taste is similar, very rich and decadent.
BREWMUSKCLES (2422) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
some fruity sugar and tang to it with wood in the background. more than a bit of dankness to this bottle. a little cider and a dash of cocoa. boozy yet beery.
shoulderbroken (2960) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Doug. Cheers! Burnt caramel, dark fruit, black treacle. Taste is great, quite thick, low carbonation, lots of fruit. Light spice. Golden syrup.
Maarten1993 (567) - - MAY 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank during the tasting 08-05. Awesome beer. Very rich. Awesome sweet taste. Fruit, raisins. Great beer.
rosenbergh (8874) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle at the Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. 2013 vintage.
Dark reddish brown colour with no head. Plums, figs, prunes, more dark fruits, sweetness, mild chocolate notes, sweet malt and dessert wine in the aroma. The flavour is... out if this world. Amazing flavour of dark fruits, sweetness, brandy, chocolate, malt and all the goodness in the world.
So so so tasty! I'm willing to sell my soul now!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tderoeck (6667) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
15/III/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ ElManana’s 1st 9050 tasting - BB: n/a (2015-377) Thanks to ElManana for sharing the bottle!
clear purple brown beer, small to no head. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits, alcohol, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, sweet, caramel, alcohol, sugary, slightly smoky touch. Aftertaste: little hoppy, caramel alcohol, slightly smoked, hoppy.
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - APR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brouwers. Deep, rich mahogany brown, a small ring of head. Musty, tangy wood aroma, autumn leaf mould, a touch of smoky sweetness, like candied bacon, a tiny bit of sherry-like oxidisation (but not unwelcome). Light-touch of carbonation, just the right amount to lift it. Caramel sweetness bonded to roasted hazelnuts, Germanic schnapps character, some light vanilla, a touch of smoke and a hint of cocoa. Sweetness lifts it as it warms, but body is cut through with a tang of very light tartness. Really good.