VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Albatross at blind tasting. A clear, orangeish dark amber with a whitish-orangeish head. Aroma is....soap...and...lavender??? Flavor is lavender, caramel, brown sugar and...soap. Finish is disturbingly boozey, and somewhat hoppy. Light to medium body, low carbonation. Not a very balanced quadrupel...big disappointment.
Thewade (261) - USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured in snifter. Slightly sweet. Cherries overpowered this ale. I personally didn’t get any coffee notes. With that said, I enjoyed and savored for about an hour. It was better as it warmed.
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy amber with a one finger off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is dark fruit and spice. Medium bodied. Taste is malty and sweet with dark fruit, spice, Belgian yeast, and a little alcohol.
EtTuCthulhu (859) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
When in the head, this beer has no head to accompany its auburn color, and the aroma was very faint with some hints of fig and toasted malts coming through. Once sipped, this beer has a full body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a long finish, which complements the taste--quite sour, mildly sweet, and a touch sour--quite well.
Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured clear coppery-orange with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweet figs, dates, and darker fruit with a spicy, peppery yeast accent.. there was a hot medicinal/herbal-ish kick right on the back of the nose.. pretty much every other sweet malt character you can think of was also in there. The flavor found sweet molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, and figs at the core, with spicy and fruity yeast plus herbal tea around.. cocoa and Belgian yeast on the long sweet and spicy finish. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. just too heavy-handed with the sugarage.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ abt blind tasting. pours clear medium dark copper with a small off-white head, some retention. soapy, chocolate, hazelnuts, maybe even peanut butter, some spices, tobacco, phenols, boozy, peppery. soft carbonation, light to medium body, awkward spicy hazelnutty finish. the worst out of seven.
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
$6 draft at USNWC in Charlotte. Poured with a small tan head over a hazy, dark amber body.
Has more flavor than aroma, with the latter featuring dates, prunes, plum and fig as well as an (unfortunate) light tobacco flavor The high ABV is too obvious in both the taste and feel. Medium+ body is slightly astringent and harsh. Carbonation is about right for the style.
O: some, but not enough malt profile, complexity or dark fruitiness. Not bad... but not real good either. Almost certainly would benefit from some aging.
jamiepiolin (7) - Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
04.20.2013 22 oz. bottle
Pours a deep brown with a quickly disappearing sand colored head. Smells of boozy dark berries. Tastes hot with a layer of cherry undertones smoothing a dry finish.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Clear dark amber body with medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, some caramel, light bubblegum. Taste is sweet, caramel, some vinous, bubblegum, booze. Sticky full body.
Tmoney99 (9984) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast, dark fruit and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish with a small alcohol burn of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.