cards04 (819) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber. Aromas are burnt sugary malts, smokiness, and a touch of bubblegum too. Flavours are smoked meat, some sweet bready malts, and a woody, boozy, bitter finish. Good.
Hoppypocket (107) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy brown/red with beige head and little lacing. Aroma is malty, some dried cadied fruits, light tobaco. Taste is full of rich malts, caramel, light dried fruits, sweet but finish is a bit dryier. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.
eric_victor (45) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark red/amber colour. Thin tan head that dissipates leaving very thin film on top. Sweet and malty with a nice bite at the beginning. Really nice for such a sweet, high alcohol brew. High alcohol can sneak up on you with this one. Be careful.
tdavie (14) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This beerpours a lovely ruby garnet red. Consumed approximately 10 oz in a brandy snifter.
The nose holds promise of treacle (burnt), figs, grape and slightly ripe fruitcake. In other words, perfect for a Doppelbok.
When I taste it is when things start to go south; there is a very unpleasant higher alcohol or aldehyde that makes the beer almost undrinkable. This is something I’ve noted in a few of the ’high’ alcohol products from Half Pints. It’s there in Demeter’s Harvest, Pothole Porter and Humulus Ludicrous. I suspect it is the type of yeast used (Wyeast?).
Two days prior to trying this, I had a Celebrator and Paulaner Salvator doppelboks. Very sad to say this is not in the same league.
Taking the rest back to the store.
Half Pints; please step up your game. Something has changed in the flavour of your beers in the last 1-2 years and it is not for the better.
dreamflower (342) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Beautiful clear read colour. Aroma of coffee and sweetness. Wonderful sweet very good taste.
northropfrye (1346) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish red colour with cream brown head, nice lacing. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, bubblegum and licorice. Taste is very sweet, anise, dried fruit. Abv masked. Very nice.