Ruubious (13) - Ontario, - APR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark, black, no head at all even when poured.
Smells like black licorice, tastes like black licorice. The high alcohol was very obvious, wasn't well balanced at all.
Wasn't my style.
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kevinator (671) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Powerful and different. Apparently, the 2013 version has 13.5% alcohol. The aroma was strong with malts, hops and some wood. It had an antiseptic hint to it. Old ales are always a throw of the dice since they don’t necessarily follow any style points. The palate was smooth and oily with low carbonation. It had a murky copper-brown color. It tasted sweet and somewhat boozy with a dry hop finish. It was good and unique but by far not my favorite from this brewery.
alliance100 (328) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Kuhnhenn - pours a mahogany brown with thin tan head . Aromas of reasons and figs . Flavors include caramel , toffee , dark fruit , and alittle bit of heaven. Finish is sweet. An excellent brew .
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RespertFTW (460) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2012 & 2010 vintages. Very different beers. Both excellent. Amber. No head. Raisins, brown sugar, caramel aroma. Sweet smooth big body. Very enjoyable.
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Johnsense (674) - - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Copper pour, little head. Sweet sroma, brown sugar, plum, fig. Very sweet, though alcohol is subdued. Dried dark fruits, brown sugar, molasses, hints of oak. Lower carb.
rxeight (977) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle. 13.5%. Thanks Mike. Very sweet aroma. Came sugar and caramel. Taste is her sweet and boozy. Caramel. Toffee. Vanilla. Marshmallow. More sugar. More booze. Some dark fruits raisins and figs. Probably better with some age. I’ll sit on my second bottle for a bit and report back.
Koelschtrinker (9872) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intensiver, malzig alkoholischer Antrunk. Deutliche Schokoladennoten, Vanille, süß. Rund und intensiv malzig bleibend, Toffeenoten. Intensiv, zum Ende etwas brennend alkoholisch, dennoch ausgewogen. 8/11/9/10/8/10
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is dominated by sweet dark fruit, caramel, and a touch of booze. Flavor leans towards the malts with notes of raisins, figs, smoke, leather, nuts, and licorice. Slightly bitter finish, medium bodied, good carbonation.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick, oily, viscous brown-amber body. Sweet molasses brown sugar richness. Really quite nice. Easy on the palate, maple sweetness covers up the alcohol well. Really well done, big caramel tones. An excellent dessert beer, leaning into liqueur.
maekchu (1693) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 2010 vintage. Massive sweet slick caramel nose, with some moderately aged cheese, raisins, and light berries. Clear dark straw color. Super sweet initial: the caramel is intense but also controlled / medium-strength fruitiness. Medium heavy body. Great stuff. Has one of the most complex, gentle aromas -- I spent about 15 minutes just savoring the nose before tasting it. Amazingly good.
KyotoLefty (5792) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle. Very British BW nose, lots of treacle, caramel, apple and pear. Nice old English nose. Dark brown, orange tints, persistent lace. A bit cloudy. Caramel, aged cheese, leaves, hay, raisins, light tobacco. Perfect soft, silky body. Nice bitterness. A lovely english-style strong beer. Very nice.