mensch (242) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep reddish color with a thick tan head, kinda chunky at the bottom with lots of floaters. Aroma has slight fruit and resin notes. Bitter on the palate, followed by fruity, juicy malt and a little smoke or roast. Evident strength. Long complex finish - dry, bitter then toasted malt. This brew has a ton of flavor but somehow makes an incoherant mess of it.
TheHopster (746) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Minimally filtered light brown appearance with thick head and lacing. Flavor of alcohol mixed with malt. This one falls short from this brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
akoeninger (341) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Willy St Coop. Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Very floral of apricot and citrus. Some candied sugared aroma as well. Taste is floral and juicy with a strong caramel, malt backbone. Slightly bitter on the finish with some alcohol. Slightly warming. This is a very enjoyable beer, I wish this came in more than sets of four.
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csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - tan colored fair size head, murky dark brown color, sweet dark fruit and malty aroma and flavor, good fruity hop balance though, almost reminds me of a Belgian dubbel style ale - very good overall
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SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: I was a little hesitant about this beer until I saw the ABV, and only then did I think this might actually taste good. Created a thick pillow of fluffy foamed head while the color was a glowing brown hue. This must be an old bottle because there is so much sediment floating the liquid was completely opaque. There was some scent of dead yeast in the aroma which I have started to really dislike, but there is a background of maple syrup, powdered sugar, and cinnamon and reminds me a lot of the French toast I make. The flavor is thick with molasses syrup and has a sticky residue in the palate. The malts are extremely sweet while the hops are in perfect balance and allow the malt to dominate the profile of this American strong.
spatenfan (13) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap: Very good beer. Be careful, the alcohol will definitely sneak up on you,
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky dark rust colored pour with a forth of tan foam. Aroma is heavy sweet malt with buttery caramel, pine, and slight hop bitterness. Taste is heavy sweet malt with raisin and light char over pine and bitterness. Mouthfeel is even and surprisingly not too heavy. Decent malt heavy strong ale with complimentary hops.
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nutty caramel malt, light creamy chocolate, and very light hoppy aroma. Clear mahogany with a large tan head. Roasty creamy caramel malt, light astringent citrusy/grassy hops flavor. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation. Quite nice.
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of fruit, spicy hops, fruit cake, toasted caramel malt and pine/resin. Medium body.
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. From a trade with a good Danish friend. A brown one, almost clear, and topped by a beige head. Thereís citrusy hops in the aroma, sort of balancing the nutty, caramel-ish maltyness. Nuts, caramel, roasted malts, sweetness and a fine bitterness in the flavor. Itís full-bodied and soft on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation. Overall, perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but Iím not dissatisfied in any way. 130405
Strangebrewer (790) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured dark brown with a nice laced mocha head. Fresh citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied, tight carbonation, almost buttery mouthfeel, tart dry warming finish. Roasted malt flavour with a hoppy punch. Sweet caramel and dark fruit with a peppery note, alcohol presence.