zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head and aroma of fruits, spices, and yeast. Taste is sweet, nice notes of spices,dark fruits, caramel, toffee, and yeast with a sweet, slight toasty finish.
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With Zack on the patio with an AVO cigar, pours a dark deep mahogany brown color with a small Java head. Nose is sweet, toffee and stong syrupy malt. Taste is malty with caramel and toffe, sweet and very drinkable even with the high ABV. Finishes on charmingly sweet malty notes with an abrupt ending. Nice, real nice ! Quaff Score 9 /10
hackobock (2764) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 21, 2015. Bottle received in a trade with _angst_, thanks Alex!
Dark brown with a medium sized creamy brown head. Aroma is figs, raisins, dark sugar, caramel, red apples, roasted coffee notes and some spices. Taste sweet caramel and dried fruits, spices and light bitter. Medium to full bodied, somewhat creamy texture, soft carbonation.
GlassBrass440 (313) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bourbon, oak, caramel, raisin in both aroma and flavor. Quite bitter. Dark brown color.
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from bomber at home. Tan head . Fruity apricot taste on a dark beer, odd. Has the belgium taste i don’t like, but it is very drinkable and tons of flavor.
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"All kinds of dark fruit, zesty yeast and mystery sweetness in this bad boy. Full bodied and flavored, complex and tasty. The only fault is its almost too sweet to drink more than a little, as it seems candy sugar and brown sugar are big players, but it’s really nice in small quantities."
fcjack1 (258) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Red Hot. Dark brown thin tan head. Scent is fig, brown sugar and done booze. Taste is spice. Alcohol is covered well. Fed beer.
orangesol (986) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Deuane for busting this one out for us to try. It is one of the old "La Maitresse Du Moine" bottles.
A - Pours deep brown, bordering on black, with a nice pillow one one finger tall light tan head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of the typical dark fruits, candied sugar, dark chocolate, tobacco, and some light spice. Only the faintest hint of booze creeps in toward the end of the glass.
T - Starts off with a nice dose of dark fruits; like figs, raisins, and plums; slowly giving way to a mix of dark chocolate, dark roasted caramel malt, tobacco, and some light spice. It is pretty sweet throughout, only growing stronger as it warms. The finish is a mix of dark sweetness and light dryness, lingering for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Full feel with a mix of sugary sweetness and light dryness lingering on the pallet through the finish.
O - Not too bad. I have liked most of the Midnight Sun beers I have had and this one is no different. I liked the dark flavors and the age seems to have really smoothed out the rough edges.
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a ruby reddish brown-black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is wood, fruits, oldish, dusty. Flavor is fruits, sugar, brown sugar, bubble gum. Light to medium body, weak carbonation.
Prufrockstar (1698) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at bottleworks. Pours like a stout but with a fine-bubbled khaki head that dissipates pretty quick. Aroma of bubblegum, cotton candy, candi sugar and copper. Taste: well that’s awfully nice. Moderately sweet but that drops away by the finish. Still plenty of cotton candy, adding in some dark fruits. This one is delicious. Palate: full body, slick coating texture. Overall: so far the best beer of the night. Beastie talked me into the extra 0.1 -- definitely deserves it.