ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, chestnut colored head and thick drippy lace. Roasted malt aroma. Yeast, dark fruits, chocolate, and heavy roast; almost smokey. Hot and spicy finish
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale poured with a decent tan head and a toffee aroma. The flavor slightly more watery that one would guess from the appearance. However, it is still somewhat complex with notes of chocolate and plum over a roasted malt base. The high alcohol content is not really noticeable in the taste.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Dark brown, dark fruit, caramel, little wood, little bready, little chocolate, roasted malts, little alcohol.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Large, creamy beige head atop dark brown body with floaties, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some chocolate, light alcohol, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, some alcohol, light chocolate, smoke. Medium-full body, smooth.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy brown color. Not much of an aroma, slightly sweet and a little yeasty. The flavor was hard to pin down as well, a little bready sweet with dark fruits. Ok beer.
jonas (5637) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy, woode, light milk, cherry. Red cloudy, golden head. Spice - nutmeg, wood, cherry pits. Mellow mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste. Almonds retronsal.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at C-bus 13: This is one of those beers that generated a collective, ’’meh’’. There really wasn’t anything that special about it, except that it was Mikkeller. Poured like cola with thin, white bubbles. Aroma had some chocolate and banana peel. Flavor had a woody dryness and chocolate. Tinge of coffee, but thin. Finished a bit boozy but not offensive. Again, really just ’’meh’’.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, c&c, from Liquid Solutions. As Monk’s Brew. Hazy dark garnet color with a decent creamy beige head. Aromas of softly roasted malt and berries. Flavors of lightly roasted malt, fresh red berries and touches of chocolate and coffee. It’s very laid back and delicious. Goes down incredibly well. Though quite different it has been reminding me of Westvleteren - and I just noticed this is a quad. So I am learning. Perhaps there’s some slight chalkiness; not sure.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at EBF. Murky brown, small tanned head. Sourish, berry nose, some dry fruitiness. Fruity, berryish flavor, little cocoa and syrupy malts. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation. Maybe even too easy to drink.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep murk brown with a dark head. Aromas of malts, caramel, and dark fruits. Flavors ver much the same, with a somewhat nutty flavor in the finish. Good stuff, I would drink again.