BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, raisin, mild spices, rum and dark fruit. Almost like a rum cake! Very slight cloudy brown/amber in color with a pleasing off white head. The raisin/sweet dates/dark fruit flavor really comes through upon drinking. Ends with a pleasant alcohol warming upon swallowing. Has an almost whiskey like finish ... without the burn. Fairly thick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation muted a bit by the viscosity. Would pair magnificently with a nice cheese platter.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moonraker Zymatore series by B. United Imports. Keg conditioned with Bastogne yeast! Tart apples on the nose with caramel notes. Pours caramel amber with a thin head. Tart and funky with citrus notes and caramel malts finishes with a mildly tart citrus note. The finish is nice and dry. Very interesting.
hivemind (880) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 On tap at Taproom (at least they claim it is on tap - I did not see them pour it) with Erica, Jen and Mark. Pur is deep dark violet with large, cinnamon-colored head. Sharp, fruity aroma. Taste is untart and very sweet. Prunes, berries, bubblegum. Not amazing but memorable.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by beerandblues2 at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Pours a hazy red color with a medium creamy tan head. Fades very quickly. Aroma of big toffee and cheesy notes. Quite a bit of oxidation. That taste is toasted malts, toffee and oxidation notes. Medium bodied.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown with tan edge, white cream head. Barky nose with light caramel malt, burnt elements. Flavor is sweeter, gum, caramel malt.
pivnizub (9865) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy, deep amber coloured, mid-sized off-white head with a good lace; sweet raisins and sweet dark malt in the nose, some liquorice in the background; sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; well hidden traces of hops in the nutty, caramelly, fruity and vinous finish. A very nourishing Ale........
BeerandBlues2 (11665) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, bubbly beige head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, & fruit; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, dark fruit (notably plums), and some chocolate; Nicely balanced; Overall, pretty good and somewhat underrated.
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige and short foamy head. Sweet dark and toasty malty aroma with notes of caramel, leather, mocha and a slightly vinous dark fruity touch. Sweet flavour with a tinge of fruity sourness, medium to full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Dark malt-character with vinous fruity notes, including figs, raisins and dates, accompanied by notes of caramel and chocolate; sweet and slightly sour-fruity finish with balanced dark malty notes lingering into the aftertaste. 06.IV.11
mcberko (11989) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours dark mahogany with a tiny / almost non-existent head. Aroma of caramel / toffee malts, butterscotch, light dried fruits (plum, raisin), and light toasted malt. Flavour brings out the toffee and butterscotch initially, with a nutty and roasted malt flavour kicking in in the middle, with a finish of dark dried fruits (plum, raisin, etc.) - moderate sweetness, with a thick palate and a lingering of toffee.