j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery, 2008 edition. Pours a golden red to amber color with a thin white head with ample lacing. Aroma is sweet with citrus and pineapple. Body is medium and velvety with honey, vanilla, and possibly even a hint of licorice showing up in the finish. Finish is fairly long lasting with a little bit of bitterness and a hint of alcohol. I will have to agree with a previous poster that this may not be 30 dollars a bottle good, but little ever is. It is however rather tasty, and on draft at the brewery it is much less expensive, and quite a bargain.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Huge hoppy nose with a thick malty body, sweet and bitter. A note of honey, sugar cane, lots of floral hops, citrus and vanilla.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange-hued amber clour with a thick soapy tan head that clings to the glass in globs. The nose is as malty as it is hoppy with vinous notes, pepper, pine, orange zest, caramel and wood. The flavour is initially chewy caramel and peppery, orange zest, then rounding out with pine, cocoa and vanilla (wood). There are plenty of typical vinous malts, too. The palate is full and softly carbonated, with booze coming through more as it warms, though it is hidden well given the abv. Good, but maybe not worth the $30 a bottle.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is a nice cloudy brown with a redish tint to it. Although it was not poured into a trappist there was a small head and there was some minor laceing along the sides of the glass. The nose has some nice dark fruit esters and you can really smell the honey that was used. The initial flavor is full of spice and you can taste the oak on the side walls of your mouth. The booze is not hidden at all in this beer. I personally like the caramel sweetness that complements mass quanity of booze on your tounge.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice full aroma f rich malts and hops. Some almost oily residue on glass, some lacing. Blanced taste of hopps and caramle malts. Not too complex but smooth. A bit hot and warming which I enjoyed. Pretty surprising.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #120/ 250, thanks Maria for sharing this one. Cloudy orange colour with an off white head. Malty, toffee sweet aroma with oak and vanilla notes. Malty, toffee and light fruity flavor with hints of oak. Light dry, sweet finish. Nice wellbalanced oak aged strong ale.
fonefan (29292) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 100cl. Bottle #120 of 250. [Tasting @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen]. Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, vintage, flowers, cask wood, oak, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat. Very nice. (110308)
Storm (2685) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Unclear amber colour with a nice head. Aroma of wood, malt, caramel and some alcohol. Flavour of malt, alcohol, wood, and oak. Ends up very balanced and hoppy.
sloth (2238) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottled on 12/06, 1 ltr swing top numbered 1fordy out of 2fiddy generously donated to the cause by my little newyawk buddy, coldbrewky. Thanks a bunch steve!! Poured a small tan head with good staying power and some thin stringy lace that hangs on till the end. Lightly hazy amber body with a red glow. Fruity, woody nose with light citrus, light earthiness and some honey suckley notes, an inviting arome for sure. Body is med/full coating on the palate but cleansing at the same time, wood effect? Clean oak flavors backed by a subdued hoppiness and some lightly sweet malts, caramel, light honey and vanilla notes, faint citrus and some cedary notes as well. Finish is mildly sweet, oaky and fruity. Alot going on here, very entertaining and well balanced to say the least, 12%?! A nice surprise from Keegan ales considering the quality of some of their other brews i,ve tried.Gawd i love me some oak aged brews! Sir, may i please have another?
Emil (6070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A amber beer with a big off-white head. The aroma and taste is of caramel malt, vanilla, fruits and wood, alcoholic. Medium to full body with a light sweet alcoholic finish.