GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown with red tinged hue. Limited head. Sour, wine-cask scent. Tangy, lightly malty, but in a confusing fruit-nut mix. Solid. Sampled @ BCTC 2007
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would be happy to come back to this in six months to a year and see how it ages in the bottle and if the Brett becomes more pronounced. Already really nice. Good fruity yeasty malty nose. Great deep reddish brown, small vanishing head, good tan lacing. Taste of sweet dried fruit and sweet spice, malt, heavy slam of rich sweet chocolate and bitter espresso, thought without the overwhelming intensity of Judgment Day. Good round mouthfeel. Really enjoyable and possibly heading towards greatness; I expect this will have a higher rating in six months.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a nice mahogany brown with medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts with dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet with plum, raisins spices, and earthy/barnyard yeasiness. Nice.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep, chocolate brown color with garnet hues. Some ivory lacing but the head dissapates rather quickly. Tons of caramel aromas with some sweet dark fruits. Chocolate and caramel flavors. Dark fruits, mostly plums and raisins. Slight brett character but I may have talked myself into finding it. Dry but lingering finish. An incredibly complex beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle, thanks to jasonmech77. Deep mahogany-brown body with a frothy beige head. Nutty aroma of roasted chestnuts, cocoa and caramel. Flavor is also big and nutty--like a ramped up dubbel with nice dark fruit highlights. Didn’t perceive any brett, but it would be interesting to lay one or two of these down for a while and see how it develops.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Bottle. This one is dark in color with a thin head. Raisens, dark fruit, spices, and bretty yeast in the aroma. Very powerful flavor, even after two other beers. Nice mix of sweet and slightly tart.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle acquired from John C and served with my buds in Taylortucky: A muddy brown with a minimal head and some lace, oily tears upon the glass. The aroma has notes of raisin, plum, tobacco, earthy and aromatic esters, moderate spices, wood, and a hint of old world oxidation. The taste starts big with rich fruits and dark bready malt over layers of yeast and subdued hops. The finish is woody and smoky with hints of mineral water. The mouth feel is rich and sharp with a chalky dry finish. WONDERFUL expression of the brewers art, thanks Tomme for yet a great beer to enjoy and for John getting me a bottle.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of BBB63
The aroma consists of caramel, chocolate, plum, raisin, and moderate alcohol. It pours a muddy orangish-brown with a small tightly bubbled beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate, plum, and raisin with some faint smokiness in the background. It finishes somewhat sweet with notes of candi sugar, light spice, and faint alcohol. Looks like I dig this more than most.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy brown color with a one finger thick light tan head which settles to a film that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Nice lacing. Aroma is dark malt, spice, and light esters. Flavor is malt, light licorice and esters. Very smooth and no lingering aftertaste. Medium body. A very nice beer.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BCTC 2007. Thou shalt have a partly cloudy ruby body with a medium tan head. Thou shalt taste dried dark fuits (raisins, figs, dates, plums). Thou shalt back fruity taste with tobacco leaves and some chocolate. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife before 3rd bottle. Thou shalt be full bodied with lively carbonation. Thou shalt be sweet with brown-sugar flavour. Thou shalt contain dessert cake spices. Thou shalt not steal beer recipes but can nonetheless be reminiscent of beloved Trois-Pistoles. Thou shalt not commit adultery before 5th bottle. Honor thy Beer and Brewer.