thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear dark amber with a medium tall tn head; aromas of citrus, tropical fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
probstblueribbon (3100) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Very deep mahogany with a fair ashen-tan head.
Aroma: Rich, deep burnt sugar, dark treacle, a little molasses, quite peppery and resinous, a little dark dried fruit, maybe some grapefruit, very deep and serious.
Palate: Medium+ body, full, pillowy effervescence.
Flav.: Tons of very deep and sweet malts, burnt sugar and dark treacle, some molasses, still sort of peppery and resinous, a little chocolate(?) and dark dried fruit, boozy, big; sweet with pretty good bitterness (30 IBU?? c’mon...) and a long, boozy, deeply malty finish.
Have had this in the cellar for a while. Big stuff, even with ageing.
bartlebier (2069) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample + extra pint@source during & after brewery tour 23viii13. One-off, easily the standout brew of the tour. Medium roasted, abv inapparent. Exotic Black IPA hop profile complements confident malt&yeast fruitiness. Mid creamy mf. Guinness roast. Tasty.
tmoreau (2631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the annual Chicago Beer Society picnic, and self served to a clear, plastic shaker showing a clear, brown tone, with a persistent, frothy, light tan head. The aroma started with a touch of yeast, then continued with light resin, hop cones, and toasty, caramelly & nutty maltiness. Medium bodied, moderately bitter, with a creamy malt mouthfeel. Next to the Edmund, my favorite ribs & other meat pairing beer of the afternoon.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep and dark, red. This has a rich, malty aroma, hinting at big things. Indeed this drinks with a rich malt essence, definitely laden with caramel and toffee, finished with a hint of American citric hops. Nice, big beer ... one to sip on the way to bed. (#5233, 8/29/2013)
monk191 (1125) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very interesting beer. Pours a beautiful dark red color with a thick brown head. Smells like a scotch ale, but also very smokey. Taste starts out very smooth and malty, but then the smokiness comes in, with a bit of a hoppy aftertaste. Had in the bottle.
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TaktikMTL (6088) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et de fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de prune et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4960)
demmbonz (606) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber to shakers. Pretty sure this bomber is a few years old. The hops have mellowed and it is quite malty. Hazy red pour. Bitter. Good ale.
zoucrew102 (659) - - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Malty, nutty aroma with some sweet fruit and some booze. Pours very dark amber colored with a moderate head and lacing. Malty and nutty to start. Finishes smooth with some dark fruit and some booze.
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Rojum55 (12) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Date: 09-28-12
Aroma: Some nuts, toffee I believe.
Taste: Nuts, some light fruits, malt backbone.
Overall: I think this beer would have been way better fresh, and I wished I had found a fresh bottle. But it was an okay beer, nothing to rave about.