ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007 bottle, original imported batch to the U.S., drunk 2010
Figured this was big enough that it may benefit from some age on it. The pour was quite a deep mahogany brown with auburn highlights. Clear, leaving the sediment behind and a large beige head recedes steadily to cover.
Honey, caramel, toffee, prunes and just a hint of roasty/ashy coffee. Traces of yellow fruits that must have been more dominant when young but have no faded in to the caramel and just add to the maltiness. High strength of aroma, with alcohol present but thankfully adding dryness and very easily balanced by the malt.
In the mouth, it’s sweet, chewy, rich and thick. Some light oxidation going on, adding dried raisins and lots of plummy flavors. Tons of creamy vanilla-like malt sweetness clear to the finish, with black pepper phenols and alcohol attempting to balance. For the most part it does, though the beer still leans heavily to the sweet side. Has all the dark fruits, rich malt, phenols and alcohol of a BSA, but nothing really sets it apart, otherwise, from the rest of the pack.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Bought Aug 2012; BBE date Dec 2016; Drank Jun 2013 - BCA, heavily sedimented - Hazy Amber Brown in colour. Fruity; dark fruits, plums, raisins. Malty; sweet malts, caramel, honey. Yeasty. Hoppy; spicy (peppery) and herby hops. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Dry slightly hoppy finish. OK. Very drinkable.
fiammanghilla (731) - Genova, ITALY - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 75cl a casa.
Ambrata carica con bella schiuma piuttosto persistente.
Potente, complessa e ricca.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
Leighton (13278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Bottle aged appx. 2.5 years. Pours lightly hazed auburn with a frothy, off-white head. Tangy berries on the nose with mild funky twang, a bit of old leather. Medium sweet flavor with lightly aged, leathery fruits, hints of barnyard, plums, mild figs, cherries, subtle wood, melon and bubblegum. Medium to full bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with suggestions of woody bitterness, slight bretty diapers, well-ripened berries, some cherries, plums. Quite tasty and very drinkable for the strength. Has just a subtle bit of oud bruin character, which I like. Good depth, nice balance. Solid.
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gyllenbrun öl, nästan utan skum. Doft av jäst, blommig, lätt pepprig och lite tuggummi. Kola och maltighet i smaken, lätt funkightet. Bittermandel i eftersmaken.
ThreeCats (630) - ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper with off white head. Aroma sweet and vanilla-y, some fruit and caramel. Taste fairly bitter, sweet notes, fairly hoppy palate.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corks and Kegs on 02/06/2011. Slightly hazy golden body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet fruit, spice, caramel and floral aroma. Sweet fruit flavor with some spice, pale malt and caramel. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
blklab2007 (2069) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as an extra. Pour has a deep brown color with patches of white foam and a still look in the glass. Aroma has dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel, and oxidation. I think this bottle may have matured for quite a while after the initial 15 weeks. Mouth feel is medium and there is basically no carbonation. Flavor is heavy to the malted side, dark fruit, heavy yeast, and a lingering finish.
biereflaneuse (22) - Certaldo, ITALY - AUG 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Still, I do not know how to enjoy Demon Hunter. The road is long and harsh, but this beer’s earthy, yeasty character is sometimes overwhelming; a profound warming sensation is not enough to classify it as a satisfying strong ale. Nose is usually messy, taste is sweet and dirty. Like "Rurale" I usually find this overcharged by yeast character.
Mortlach (1103) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/08/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fa (tap). Arancia leggermente torbida, schiuma bianca pannosa, non molto persistente. Al naso sentori di lieviti, zucchero di canna, spezie e luppolo, magnifica! In bocca ha un bellissimo equilibrio tra l’attacco dolciastro maltato e il finale amaro lungo e pulito. Corpo medio, carbonazione media, grande beva. Eccellente belgian strong ale, Montegioco si conferma su standard altissimi!