eaglefan538 (2857) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown color, nice off-white head, weak retention, lacing only mediocre. Aroma was dark fruits, candied sugar, yeast, light floral notes, only light spicing. The flavor was plums, cherries, other dark type fruits and maybe raisins, yeast bitterness, light coriander spicing (probalby some others), some floral notes. The mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style.
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle (handbottled i a Jack Russel Captain Boomer IPA Bottle) at RF07 - At the Plan B Tasting Session...... Thanks Guys !! Dark brown - offwhite head. Chokolate, yeasty, berries, raisins, fruity, sweetness, medium hoppy, caramel. First I thought it should be an IPA, but now I know it’s not, I understand because it is a lot more Belgian...!! -------- Just had this again. Bottle at Sune’s (Thanks). Candy, wood, ryebread, dark bread, chocolate, brown sugar - I love it !!!
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from miketd. Aroma: Rich maltiness with a light bready note. Raisins and grapes, caramel, light spice, and a dark earthy note. Alcohol comes forward as it warms. Appearance: Dark brown in color with some reddish highlights. Very small head. No lacing. Undercarbonated. Flavor: Rich maltiness with notes of bread, chocolate, toasted nuts. Dark fruits come through strong. A touch of anise. Medium-light bitterness and a sweet-syrupy finish (mostly due to lack of carbonation). Palate: Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Overall: Despite the score, this was a good beer. The lack of carbonation just prevented me from liking it more. Pity.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dark redish beer with a beige head. The aroma is light roasted malt and lots of fruitiness, the taste is the same but sweet and light alcoholic. Medium body with a sweet light alcoholic finish.
beerbill (3331) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with some red highlights when held to a light. Small biscuit colored head that quickly faded to a thin film. Lovely aroma of dark raisins, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is just as nice with plenty of raisins, caramel, and just a hint of brown sugar. A bit sweet but not excessive. Some hops at the finish add a touch of bitterness that lingers lightly on the palate after the swallow. Almost velvety mouthfeel. The alcohol was very well hidden with virtually no alcohol burn. Very good stuff.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Gputty. 750 ml Bottle. Pours reddish copper in color with brown head which does not last long. Aroma and taste of raisins and roasted malt with a semi-dry finish.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pour with absolutely no head. I tried to force one out and there was nothing. Raisins, prunes, brown sugar, dank yeast, and earth in the aroma. Sweet but a little smoky in the taste. Molasses, more raisins, toasted bread, and dusty yeast esters mix well. The lack of carbonation gives this a syrupy, liquer-like quality. Still, this is very good.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Poured a darker and murky brownish color with a smalle sized off white hear. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, sugary and yeast. Tastes of raisins (stronger towards the bottom of the bottle), plums, sugary, caramel, yeast, and fruity. On the sweet side. Some alcohol in the finish. Full bottle put me in a good mood!
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at beerbistro. "Have you ever thought about what you’ll be drinking when the Four Horsemen arrive?" Unfortunately for the Judgment Day I already answered this question a moment ago - If God smiles fondly upon me it will be The Angels Share! This admittedly nice beer was a fairly massive let down after sampling its sibling just prior. <P>
Very dark brown body with not much of a small brown head. I swear I smelled peanut butter in the first sniff of the glass but I can’t imagine that that is what it was. Light chocolate notes, brown sugar, and caramel malt all make fleeting appearances. Sweet rich malt flavour, with more caramel and light brown sugar give a fairly sweet flavour, yet it finishes on the bitter side, presumably from the hops. Medium palate is smooth but under carbonated. (3+). Hopefully another bottle will find me so I can try it out of the shadow of its big brother.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Bottled. Deep dark mahogany - absolutely no head - flat as can be. Aroma is its best quality - raisins, caramel, dark malts, belgian yeast. Flavor gets a little too syrupy and sweet for me - some carbonation would help the mouthfeel. Not bad, but not great . . . give me Angels Share.