after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz from the cellar book at HOTD. Pours an opaque near-black with a thin light tan head that falls away quickly. Big sweet nose, showing figs, prunes, tawny port, vanilla. Sticky thick heavy body, minimal carb. Dark pitted tree fruit, vanilla, tawny port on the mid palate. Deep, rich, oily, complex, interesting. Showing much better with a few years on it.
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery tap room (Portland, OR). From their vintag e bottle list. Pours a nice deeper hazy brownish hue, a touch of reddish rusty color shows a bit of life through a hazy, darker body. Loose tannish bubbly head dies down to a mellow ringer, subtle lacing is mellow. Aromas are a lot of berry and thicket fruit, raspberry and cherry meet mellow oak, strawberry and some sweeter jammy appeal. Some carmelized and brown sugar malts, a bit of candi sugar and Belgian yeast come into focus. A gentle funkiness, earth, and oak. Nice, richer, fruity and a bit sweet. Initial is a bit tannic and tart, some sour strawberry and cherry elements meld into deadened sweeter malts. Caramel, brown sugar, a bit of biscuit. Earth, gentle yeasty Belgian influence. Softened tannic vanilla and oak. A nice tartness, very seedy fruity appeal is raspberry pulp, seedy strawberry. Rich, flavorful, a bit rich and overripe. Plum elements, subtle sweeter cocoa mixes with black cherries, earth and a bit of carmelized appeal. Oak, earth, some tart spritzy cherries cut through a decent carmelized and sweeter caramel thicker malt body. I think it really works in the end. Tart, tannic, a bit of gentle warmth and biscuit, subtle Belgian yeast, vanilla and warmth. That tart cranberry and rapsberry backend really sticks with me and clears this up really nice. Finish is dry, a touch sticky and carmelized with lingering tart fruit, oak and fig, raspberries and cherries, biscuits and subtle Belgian candi sugar and yeast. Really interesting jammy tart stuff. A melange of flavors, fruity tart nose shows dried cranberries, tart raspberries, earth and some tannic barrel appeal that melds well. While it’s not the prettiest pour the nose is punchy, the flavors complex and a melange of fruity tartness available beneath. A thinned body plays well with good flavors and a gently sticky yet tart berry trail out. Fun stuff. Lovely collab and blend, I think.
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (2013) thanks to Travlr
Pours dark mahogany with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of leather, caramel and cherries. Flavors of dark malts, chocolate, cherries and some hot alcohols
Smooth and tasty
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark caramel malt smell. Taste is the same. Full body, very low carbonation, and no foam.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at HotD. Dark carmely pour with minor head. 2013 reserve bottle. Fig, nut, some sweetness. Rich. Terrific.
jackl (6361) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Derrk’s. Soupy brown pour with a small head. Not attractive. Nose of sweetsoil, , caramel, cinnamon. Earthy autumnal foavir. Thick earthy and sweet.
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a murky very dark molasses brown with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a lot of caramel and molasses with dark fruits, dark grains and a hint of Belgian yeast. Flavor is a bit more dark fruit forward but still has a lot of molasses and dark grains with a touch of caramel.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle from a trader in PDX. Split 2 ways @ fridge temp and allowed to warm
A - Brown and red hues. Very mild carbonation, very little head.
S - The aroma is great! tons of jammy qualities, tree fruit, belgian yeast and dense malts.
T - So, there’s a lot of thickness here. Wishing there was way more carbonation. The taste though…for sure very Pannepot like. Malty, sweet, lots of sugar and a very good yeast presence.
M - Mouthfeel, oily, thick and sadly pretty much flat.
O - This was a fantastic beer. I enjoyed it a lot and rating would have been higher if carbonation was more lively.
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to AdamJackson for sharing this beast from Douglas88, awesome! Deep ruby color with very soft carbonation. Aroma is rich and sweet, dried fruit, plums, dates, raisins and figs dipped in sugar. Flavor is rich as well, brandy, sherry hints, cherries, molasses, sugar, and prunes. The texture of the beer almost has a strawberry or raspberry jam stickiness. Fuller body with deep layers of malt. Th alcohol is not even noticeable which is really impressive! Damn, happy to try this but wish I could have more. Very nice, sweet dessert brew.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the brewery. Aroma is great, strawberry, booze, fruit. Taste is great too, initial light sourness, lots of fruit, grapes, dark fruit.