john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - BB date Apr 2013; Drank Feb 2013 - BCA - Dark Mahogany in colour. Very Fruity; dried fruits, raisins, plums, rather vinous. Malty; sweet malts, toffee caramel, brown sugar, hint of nuts. Yeasty; lots of floaties. Spicy. Hoppy; just a little hop bitterness. Sweet fruity malty spicy throughout. Quite dry in the finish. Nice Scotch Ale!
Sureshpa (270) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Bit of roast, bit cheese, caramel Appearance: Brown, red glow, bit hazy, light off white head, full lace Taste: Caramel, cheese, hint of toast, dry ending
OldMrCrow (1698) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Bottleworks, relatively fresh.
Pours a deep beautiful caramel tending toward red through which the light glows. In my St. Bernardus chalice, there is a foamy tan head, relatively short lived, along the top. An easy 5/5 for appearance, and I give very few of those.
Aroma of cut green apples and spice, honey, toasted raisin bread, and as strong a metallic "sucking on a penny" aroma as I’ve ever experienced in a beer. The flavor is drier than I expected - wow - quite a surprise. Lots of bready malt - think challah bread - and some raisin. A slight hop touch in the close. No glaring flaws anywhere, but there’s not all that much going on here. Almost creamy mouthfeel, maybe even a chalky texture, but rather watery compared to expectations. Given that the La Chouffe, N’Ice, and IPA Tripel all broke 4.0, I can’t help but feel a bit let down. I’ll revisit the others; I’m less eager to do so with this one.
KingsBrew (17) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass, Unusual aroma like salt and vinegar chips, Medium brown body with light brown head, Bitter sweet taste, Hides alcohol content well, Nice strong Belgian ale.
commonshawn (233) - - FEB 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap in tulip at Masons in Minneapolis . Brown with thick frothy head. Nice fruity aroma. Dark fruit with some funk. Very smooth . Finishes warm. Not the best chouffe, but still excellent.
Mark_Eck (178) - - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown. Smells earthy and a little fruity. Tastes of malts and caramel. This is a very pleasant and complex flavor.
budedou (171) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very Dark pour. Pruny Nose, hard and malty taste. Heavy body.
Too hard for the palate
ST247 (96) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with beige head. Sweet aroma and taste. Not much aftertaste.
Sissio (355) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Pours brown ruby with nice brown head. Aroma of cognac and passito, raisins with malts, oven cooked apples, very warmy. Mouthfillng, sweet with a fading bitter ending. Complex medium body, raisins, sweet rhum, caramel malts with a hint of raw licorice. To enjoy along with an easy going conversation or a nice book.
finol (1943) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet tasting of toffee and chcolate malts, balanced with some bitterness.