hamilton23 (590) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. poured murky brown with just a bit of beige head. Aroma is fairly nonexistent with hints of dried fruit. Taste follows the nose unfortunately. Not much here. A little fig and caramel.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber during RBWG) cloudy amber with a few bubbles Nose of caramel, raspberry, vanilla, and manure. Taste of berry, caramel, vanilla, alcohol, medium body, nice beer.
MotherBrother (639) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour murky deep orange, with a small white head.
Aroma is a bit perfumed and it smells a bit like fart. Also some caramel, wood, dark fruits and brandy comes through. The taste is rather sweet, with some bitter notes as well. Medium bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation.
phredrik (998) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber. Hazy caramel color, small white head. Aroma is very perfumy and soapy, smells a bit like toilet cleaner, some strong brandy notes, gooseberries. Not exactly unpleasant, but nuttier than a snickers. Taste is lightly sour, some brandy taste, alcohol notes, dry mouthfeel. Very weird sourness, dry wood tannins. Funny stuff, couldn't drink more than one glass.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle poured a cloudy amber color, aromas of toffee, brandy, bread, light musk, and some caramel. Flavors are the same less the musk, and some oak and vanilla are in the flavors.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 vintage, bottle 310/341. Pours a cloudy, darkish orange with a small beige head that quickly settles into a ring. Lots of vanilla in both aroma and flavor, both from the base beer (which gives it a creaminess) and from the barrel (which gives it more of a sticky sugary quality). Good amount of brandy, as well, with caramel, dried apricots, and sweet bread. Medium-bodied, with a malty, chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Sweet and messy.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared @ rbwg ’12. amber with a cream head. sticky wood, malts, and brandy. smooth on the palate, thick malts, sherry, very tasty.
notalush (4581) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Aaron for sharing - hazy orange - no head - aroma of brandy, orange marmalade, light oak, mild acidity - flavor is highly oaky, a weird cheesy funk, some orange and other citrus notes - odd grapefruit bitterness - very strange brew.
arminjewell (5581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! #314/341. Pour is dark red with thin white head, aroma brought notes of some vanilla, hints of caramel and toffee, hints of rotten fruit and chemical, something seems off. Taste is a mix of vanilla and dark fruit, weird rotten fruit notes, finish fairly sweet. Eh, not that appealing.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Hazy, reddish ruby appearance with a small, tan head. Raspberry, tangy berry, spicy liquor, a touch bready aroma. Rich, red grape, brandy, dry, caramel, spicy, berry flavor. Fuck, this baby is all over the place. Drinkable but a little oxidized and not all that great.