hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 Bottle... Pours clear and amber with shimmers of mahogany and no legs. The bouquet is tannic, fruity and loaded with dark, bold, tropical blossom honeys. Full-bodied and oily with only the dawn of carbonation. The flavor is all about hearty honey. Sticks to your ribs. Whatever beery component there may have been is long gone, and I say “good riddance.” Warming boozy finish. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Doppelbock sort of smell. Medium sharp carbonation. Malty toasty taste with strong raisin/prune notes and a bit of alcohol.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Has some nice caramel flavors, dark honey, buckwheat, warm alcohol finish.
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"an interesting and complex blend of sweet honey, grassy hops, tobacco, ripe fruit. alcohol evident but not overpowering at 16%, and the complexity is through the roof. nice, unique brew."
Blairgus (3879) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
17 July 3014, bottle. Ruby, clear, no bubbles. Nose is amazing! Meaty, sweet, bourbon, raisins, alcohol. Med body, faintly fizzy, syrupy. It's like raisin syrup or raisin candy. Wow! Alcohol is fairly noticeable bit not harsh or overpowering. Really sweet and sugary. Wow!
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared. Pours a clear dark caramel color with zero head. The aroma and flavor have honey, alcohol, some of the doppelbock character, cherry, vanilla, slight woody quality. I like their more traditional meads bettter but this was decent.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4960-20121118] 12floz bottle. Toasted honey sweet aroma. Clear, dark amber body has no head. Sweet toasted fruit grain malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting to sample, not unbalanced. (7/2/7/4/14) 3.4
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-11-18. Lovely crisp dark brown body, headless. 3+ Sweet aroma, honey, modest alcohol, muted sweet malt/caramel like notes but that is not quite it. Flavour is quite sweet, notes of syrupy honey, light sweet grainy touches in the aroma and flavour but pleasantly so. Muted tea like tannins in the finish. Alcohol is shockingly mild considering the strength. Enjoyable, sweet and fairly simple. Smooth not quite syrupy average plus to medium bodied palate. Bottle, note on cap says 12/2011 via trade with flandersned
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Steve. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of tobacco, caramel, honey and brown sugar. Long-lasting bitter finish. Medium body.
BOLTZ7555 (3003) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade with punkrkr27! Dark mahogany pour with a few bubbles an zero head. Similar dark fruit, prune and raisin as the lager but with the added sweetness of honey. Abviously, not a lot of carbonation. Nothing distinct or anything to ignite the palate. Needs a bit to make this exciting. Not there.