badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky dark brown color with no head whatsoever. Aroma is of oak, cocoa, toast and it also has a meatiness to it. Sweet caramel and dark fruit also come through in the nose. Smokelike taste gives a bit of a bacon flavor and there’s also a suggestion of peated malt. Rich caramel and dark fruits are also present with a bit of barrel character. Full bodied with minimal carbonation, this certainly wouldn’t need much carbonation, but it could use more than it has. Still pretty nice and smooth on the tongue.
knickskicks (873) - - 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 (1217) - 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 (2362) - 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 (2674) - 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 (485) - - 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 (8410) - 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 (6067) - 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.
SpongeRuiner (906) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big thanks tectactoe. Dark dark brown look with some small bubbles rising. Dark deep nutty and dark fruit aroma. Great nose. A thin smooth sweet flavor mixed with some apple skins and caramel. A smooth smokey oaky flavor. So many flavors. A very nice sipper. Solid stuff like everything from this brewery.
tcon25 (228) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 Draft pour at Brouwers 10th anniversary. Listed as the 2010. Very dark amber pour, so much flavor in this one sweet aroma, if you ever have a chance to try this one, do it. You won?t regret it!