JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to whomever brought this to the woodshop quad tasting
dark brown pour, nice plummy, raisin flavors,
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-brown, off white cover. Aroma is cherry, caramel, metallic. Taste is metal, cherry, caramel, very sweet.
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired via trade with JAXSON...thanks Jeremy!!! Cork opened with a pop and flew across the room. Mahogany pour with a massive eggshell head with amazing retention and lacing. Cotton candy, dark fruit, belgian yeast, and tart cherry skin on the nose. Flavor is quite sweet with caramel, candied sugar, and raisin most dominant with the alcohol showing as well. Medium mouthfeel.
eaglefan538 (2937) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep brown color with a very nice fluffy white to slight off-white head. Lacing was less than expected given the head. The aroma was caramel and some spices, fruity, somewhat like a Christmas-time Belgian Ale. The flavor followed suit, some brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, other spices, some light roast (v. faint touch of peat). Mouthfeel was smooth, finished with a touch of bitterness (hops or spices?), maybe a touch acidic. Not bad, not excellent, decent.
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at state line. Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, chocolate, fruit, and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor of caramel, molassas, dark fruit, and some smoke. Thanks robert
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, thanks to Swolf3. Poured very dark, murky brown, very little head. Smells fantastic. Almost like a barleywine, very rich and flavorful. Very good beer. Thanks Steven.
dchmela (2818) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste courtesy SoLan. Pours a muddy brown with a thin tan head. Malty caramel sweet and candy sugar aroma. Sweet malty taste, lots of candy sugar, with citrusy hops and just a hint of apple. Very good big beer, yet dangerously drinkable.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blind tasting at Papsoe. Dark reddish brown colour with a huge white head. Aroma of spices, yeast and hints of chocolate. Flavour of malt, caramel and hints of yeast and very much alcohol, ends up little sour and quite sweet.
sloth (2625) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized beige head, decent retention and lace. Hazy brown, ruby hued color. Nose is spicey at first leading to some caramelly, chocolatey, fruity aromas as well as some berry notes. Med/full body, palate coating with a soft carbonation. Medium sweet malts up front, chocolate, caramel, some brown sugar notes with a hint of plums and raisins, sorta grainy as well. Finish is lightly sweet malty and spicey, some licorice notes as well. Bottle supplied by Robert @statelineliquors Thanks dude!!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Cloudy brown body with no head. Sweet caramel body. Spicy nose.