madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Cloudy amber beer, off white head. Palate is light and a little dry. Mild fine carbonation. Light sweet dry malts, fair amount of sweet aniseed alcohol. Sugary sweet dried fruits and a does of paint stripping ethanol. Has a kind of ramped up Tripel sweetness here but there is way too much obvious alcohol.
Leighton (11612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruce’s, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II - many thanks to Ken-O. Pours hazy, red-gold with a modest, foamy white head. Lots of yeasty, sugary malts in the nose, suggestions of banana, candi sugar. Huge sweet flavor, lots of alcohol, some bitter pine needles and grass, sugary dough, yeast. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm to hot finish, bubblegum, sugary doughy bread, light white wood, syrupy sugars, dry banana. It is way too sweet and heavy; not a joy to drink during the twilight of a big stouts tasting, but I suppose there is a time and place for a beast like this.
SpringsLicker (3163) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber that produces a thick off-white head.
Aroma of toast, caramel, alcohol and honey.
The flavor has lots of sweetness and bitterness in perfect balance. Medium palate. Hides the alcohol very well.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a murky brown. Strong hop smell with some burnt caramel notes. Taste is by no means a typical triple. Way to hoppy and the alcohol is overly prevalent. The hops dominate the flavor the yeast provides. Never again but I’m sure the hop heads will like it
mikem409 (1556) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours murkey orange with solid head. aroma of sweet hops. taste is very sweet boozy could use more citrus/grass
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a murky amber mess with a thin tan head of foam. The modest aroma has dried malt syrup sticky pine resin and a touch of light skinned fruity esters. The taste is similar and starts almost neutral before it rockets into resiny pine hops and then the pine fades and leaves just the bitter hop resiny notes and a sticky malt thickness behind. This big ass beer seems almost restrained / mellowed with age, possibly. Nice sipper for sure.
alexsdad06 (5781) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with a small, rapidly disappearing white head. The aroma was sticky citrus, sweet caramel, herbal notes with some alcohol coming through. The flavor had sweet caramel malt, sticky citrus, ripe fruits, earthy, with the alcohol showing a bit. I can’t really place it, but something about the combination of everything didn’t completely work for me.
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, honey and some very faint hops. Sweet, yeasty flavor, apples, candy sugar, sugar cookies.
marcus (6680) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours copper with a huge fluffy beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a tart fruit and toffee flavor with a dry bitter soapy finish and an alcohol trail.
oRos (1155) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Color is burnt orange. With fluffy off white head. Taste is hoppy at first with a bitter finish. There is belgium yeast flavors in this one too.