Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper color. No much head. Very chunky (though this is probably 4 years old). Aroma is apples, alcohol and cotton candy. Flavor is a smooth caramel malt with a spicy yeast and some bright fruity notes. The alcohol in the finish punches you in the face. Rich body. A decent strong ale.
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass. Guess this is from 2011?
Pours a hazy burnt amber body with no real foam. Some light edging and minimal lacing. Plenty of sediment on the last pour. Smell is oxidized malts, caramel, and some spices. Taste is also of caramel, oxidation and some Belgian yeast spice. Drinkable enough, but most certainly over the hill. Medium mouth feel with nice carbonation. Feels a bit boozy but doesn’t taste like it. Probably a former shell of itself but if you enjoy oxidation this has a really pleasant level of that which works quite well off of the light spice of the Belgian yeast.
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong malt and booze aroma. Cloudy dark amber. Sweet and malty and very strong. Lightly carbonated.
jandd1983 (3740) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a dark color with a small head. The aroma was of honey, pears, apple juice and alcohol. The taste was a little bit sweet and sticky, but very good. The alcohol was present, and not overwhelming.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. My house. I bought it. Pours a caramel clear hue with no head. The nose and taste are also full of cooked caramel. Alcohol makes this boozy. Cinnamon spice and others. Not great and with the ABV it could have more going on.
JaBier (6820) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Crown Liquors in downtonw Indy. Thought I’d missed out on this retired brew. Hazy amber to copper pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of raspberry, strawberry, caramel and Belgian esters. Caramel and toffee flavor with tart berry essence and honey before a semi-sweet finish. Very good, especially for a style I don’t typically enjoy.
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Eurostash III tasting on 01/12/2012: Thanks a bunch to JaBier for snagging a bottle! The beer pours an amber-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Fruity, malty aroma with spices in the background. Full-bodied with a ripe fruity character and notes of dark malts, spice and yeast. The finish is fruity with a lingering sweet aftertaste. I had reservations about the probably age on this beer but it held up surprisingly well. Pretty good overall.
Reynolds314 (3271) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fail. Its retired for a reason. Boozy sweet breads and stale apple jacks. Notes of hay and splenda. Wierd and not very good.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber, wet cardboard, too sweet, stale bread. Tastes like a shitty Belgian triple. And now we know why it fails. Lawalerskates.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours into a tulip amber with a thin whitish head. Aromas are malt and dark fruit, sweet. Taste is similar with dark fruits and not much else. Alcohol is well hidden but comes through on the back end with some warmth. Overall, not bad, straight forward.