drsordr (570) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at FoBAB 2013, pours dark amber with copper. Nose sweet malt and almost red wine smell. Taste sticky sweet almost honey. Some tanic component minimal spice. Soft in the finish.
Staffan47 (691) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ljusbrun. Mäktig sötma. Beska mot slutet men med stma i balans. Massivt med jästpatiklar. Påminner mycket om en barleywine (vilket jag ser nu att det är). Alkoholvärmande. Inget tydligt bidrag från fatet. Låg kolsyra. Avslutar en episkt provning. Tack grabbar!
SlackerMads (857) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis, rated while listening to The Police. Unclear brown with no head. Wort, alcohol, manure, caramel, very light zest. Medium body, oily texture, near flat carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter with a finishing alcohol punch.
joergen (18877) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis.
Hazy orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, orange peel and alcohol..
sunevdj (2917) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Theis LA-box tasting. Pours a hazy brown without any head. Sweet and bitter with aromas of Fudge and caramel. Also some aromas of milk chocolate and hints of black pepper. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish with hints of alc.
Theis (12142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Cloudy red/amber - white head. Sweetness, honey, nutty notes, herbal notes, orange, tea, oakey, cognac notes, cherry notes, rather sweet, the bonus wasn’t perfect......
b3shine (3542) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster at FoBAB. Looks solid; a semi-transparent reddish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells kind of malty with some soft wildness. Tastes like it smells with a bit of a cognac presence. Solid on the palate. Solid, but nothing special.
phaleslu (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a bottle at FOBAB 2013. Pours a muddy plum brown with a small off-white head. Boozy cognac throughout, with notes of brown sugar, oak, dark fruits, and caramel. Works slightly better in the aroma than the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a sticky, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Big, hot, and a little sloppy. Not particularly interesting, but also not bad. Just maybe a little disappointing.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a lightly carbonated orange color with a small off white head. Araom was of caramel, dark fruits, and cognac. Flavor was similar, fairly alcoholic, lots of sweet fruit and caramel flvors but fairly boring really.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at FoBAB 2013 (Chicago, IL). Pours a murky brownish hue, dark and dreary with subtle glow but a swamp water appeal overall. Loose whitish head dies to nothing, laces small. Aromas are a bit sticky, sweet. Caramel, oak, vanilla and toffee. Some gentle fruit, citrus rind, cognac and grape spirit, warmth. A bit messy. Initial is medium bodied, a bit flabby wiyh some caramel, toast, gentle spirit. Cognac and oak come on firmly into the middle. A bit warm, some spirit, gentle dark fruit. A bit warm, muddled and sweet, biscuity into the backend. Some spirit warmth, vanilla, a bit grainy. Some vanilla. A bit odd, hot, messy, undercarbed. I’m still surprised this medaled. While the flavors and taste worked well at times, at others they were clunky, and the carbonation issue is a pretty big factor. Appearance murky and ugly to boot.