hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not exactly what I expected, although Iím not 100% sure quite what I expected in the first place. Solid brew though. Malt comes through pretty heavy, but well-hopped enough to balance somewhat. Fruity up front, with a kinda smoky booze burn on the back end. Surprisingly easy to drink for a brew as strong and dark as this is. Itís not outstanding, but itís legit for sure.
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Don't burn bridges I always say but this is worth a try. Malty sweet aroma from a beautiful red pour. The flavor is malty amber like with a nice hop bite.
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mkel07 (3394) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. You can really feel the alcohol in this one. Swirling layer of foam over a copper looking beer.
rondphoto (2024) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear amber brown color, frothy tan head that stays, mottled curtain of lace. Taste malt and more malt. It cruises without incident through the palate to slight bittering and hidden alcohol that becomes more obvious as the drink is consumed. The finish warms as it extends through the finish. A good big ale, but not enough complexity to make it great.
teemoney (65) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into regular straight sided glass. Dark amber, almost brown color with cream head that sticks around. Nose is sweet maltiness. Tougue is all malt with just a hint of booziness in the finish. Nice, smoothe mouth feel. Pretty solid beer from a cool local friendly brewer.
rdixon77 (720) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Dark Reddish brown. Aroma was oddly absent...some malts. Toffee and some cocoa big in the taste, hop bitterness at the end. Overall tasty.
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany red/brown with a tan head and good lacing. Aroma is malty with a touch of raisin and berry. Taste is sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish that offsets the sweet and masks the alcohol.
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kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) dark amber. Aroma of toffee and a little resin. Flavor is sweet toffee malt and resiny hops.
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nearly clear brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly caramel and toffee, with a little sweet citrus and herbal hops thrown in, surprisingly weak aroma. Flavor is roast, chocolate, molasses, licorice, some dark fruits, earthy leaves, nutty notes and citrus. Medium body with a creamy to syrupy feel, light, but blanketing and pretty sharp carbonation and dry finish, with a lingering prickly carbonation and a sort of tree bark-like astringency. Good stuff overall, but the aroma being so weak brings it down a peg. A bit weird, though. I think if somebody were trying to make a fruitier Dubbel using American-style ingredients they might come up with something like this.
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fairly mundane offering from Lakefront, I was expecting more. Pours a dark amber color, but not a whole lot going on in the aroma department. On the palate there is some spice and a little hop resin.
TheHopster (794) - 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