Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an incredibly woody, cedary, cinnamony, nutmeggy beer - incredibly flavorful, very dry. Just ZERO residual sugar. Extremely natural tasting. Unusual for any other brewer except for the wacky Kiuchi. Smells incredible; rich and full of cinnamon and a bit of leather.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#1600 – Deep hazed orange, thick off white head. Softly funked fruity vanilla aromas lay on waves of cedar toasted caramel and light swirls of dark fruit. Earthed fig and date flavors balance well on further vanilla and toasted wood-like tones. A touch of dried citrus and yeast rounds this out well. Medium bodied with zesty carbonation. Unique and very well crafted in my book…
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange amber with a very thin head. Aroma of dark fruit, wood, funk, and spices. Feels more carbonated than the head would suggest. Sweet with a bit of tart.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a small sample of this at Gingerman’s in SoNo, CT. Pours a gorgeous dark brown with some white head. Looks almost like Bernardus 8. Very good representation of the style, hope to try more of this soon.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy CigarCityBrew. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a small off white head. Aroma of tart citrus, spicy yeast, sweet tarts, and some funk. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and a spritzy dry finish. Very good.
thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle purchased from Redlight Redlight...pours cinnamon brown w/ a extra fizzy white head. Aromas of plums, raisins, and dates. Flavor was semi-sweet, with a great tart bite...again the dark fruits were prominate along with a great blend of toasted malts and some alcohol. The mouthfeel was dry with moderate amounts of carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer and can’t wait to try it again.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy CigarCityBrew. Pours a very murky caramel color, big fizzy white head, with tons of carbonation, and lots of lacing. Big yeasty aromas, raisin, some alcohol, caramel, clove. Flavor has a sweet tartness, some Belgian yeast, dark fruits, chocolate. Sticky mouthfeel, well carbonated, very easy drinking. Sugary sweetness works well.
JohnnyJ (5262) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with offwhite head. Dark fruit (plum and raisin), vanilla, oak, caramel, bread, and notes of floral earthiness. A very nice beer that is well worth the try.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a copper color with some tart aromas. Has a medium mouthfeel with a nice amount of carbonation. Taste is slightly malty, more yeasty, and has an earthy tart aftertaste from the aging that is very unique. Overall a very interesting brew.
pumpmaster (1337) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Big C Liquors in Orlando, FL for $4.49 Excellent beer!