Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Oddly I chose to rate this for the first time using a 2013 version.
A burnt gold hue with a large, foamy tan head that lasts and laces well. Aromas of caramel, molasses, plum, raisin, date, spice, light yeast and orange. Flavor is caramel, orange, date, raisin, molasses, spice, yeast, earthy and funky notes on the end. Medium plus bodied, smooth with a dry end. Still some warmth as well.
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1934 - 2015.09.25 - #CraftTakesSeattle Day 2, Beer 34 - Bottle (2008) from Brouwer’s Cafe. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Creamy, buttery mouthfeel. Taste is ripened peaches, currant, raisin, spiciness. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt. Superb.
Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Last time I had this was about 10 years ago. I remember it fondly, but hard to live up to a decade of memories. Still very tasty. Moderately complex with dark fruit.
milo91hd (203) - Lecce, ITALY - JUL 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottiglia 75 CL, colore tonaca di frate con un cappello di schiuma fine e persistente. Aroma maltato, caramello, frutta sotto spirito e lieviti. Al palato è dolce e i suoi 10 gradi non si fanno sentire
jbruner (3996) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bomber with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big spice notes and Belgian esters over a hint of oxidized malts. Taste follows with less of the oxidation and more of the spice. Bubbly carbonation, booze is balanced, solid.
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber under a thick light beige foamy head. Lovely Belgian Christmas ale tones of cranberries, figs, dates and a little piney citrus. Full palate with a keen orange peel and Belgian Amber malt, a wee touch of mulling spices and just the tiniest bit of red wine. Boozy belgish dusty malty fruity finish, and a light bretty funk throughout.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-brown pour, small off-white head. Aroma of raisins and fruit. Flavor of prune, raisins, figs, spices, fruit and booze.
jw0406 (1121) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Aromas of raisins, plums, dark fruits, belgian yeast. Full bodied, a nice big beer.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, don’t remember where. Pour is slightly hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit, spice, and doughy grain. Finish is spice with a hint of booze.
tgncc (3095) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is raisin, fruit, yeast. The appearance is deep, clear amber, off white head. The flavor is sweet, fruity, raisins, plum, yeast, pine The finish is yeast, chalky, spicy, light pine hops. Medium in body Nice overall, a tad weak on the aroma. Maybe because this was overaged.