OldMrCrow (2119) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Refuge in San Carlos as part of a quad flight
How many bad experiences will it take before I clue in and stop trying NB lips of faith series? Eric’s ale was so good that I just don’t learn no matter how many bad examples I suffer through. Deep amber pour, slightly funky, NB house character with metallic (copper) finish. Maraschino cherries come through late. Unimpressive.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy amber/purple pour with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, a little hot. Dark fruits and raisins. Belgian yeast character. Fairly one note for all that. Just ok.
stevoj (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Understand that they’re trying to compete with the motherland, but not quite there. too sweet and sugary.
commonmac (612) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured at New Bohemia in Mpls. An attempt at a Belgian quadrupel but I would stop short of calling it a successful one. Tastes of plum, sweet, and alcohol but balance seems to be off. Like a drunk gymnast on the beam. Bitter aftertaste. Not recommended.
alexsdad06 (6733) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear liquid caramel color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, Belgian candy, dates, caramel, a hint of cherry and some alcohol. The flavor has some additional roast that comes from the coffee. Somewhat dry on the finish.
Meilby (8971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Fairfield Inn, Placentia, CA
Pours clear orange/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, spices and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, fruits, caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (14923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. A hazy, dark amber beer with a small, dense, dark beige head. A lightly unclear, dark amber beer with a small, off-white head. Some toffee-like aromas, with berries and dried fruits and a touch of oxidation. Oxidized caramel and toffee notes in the flavor, not much bitterness going on. Full body, pleasant carbonation. If it wasn’t for the oxidation, it’d be a fine brew. Really fine. 130811
Geokkjer (6401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma caramel , red apples, malt, some dried prunes and grapes. Flavor is sweet and warning with some apples, caramel, apple peel , tea and dried fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.
bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, label says best enjoyed by August 2014. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a burnt orange/brown color with about a half inch light tan head. The head sticks around for a long time, and there’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells mostly like cherries and dates (really just a lot of dark fruit in general), along with pears, cloves, and some tobacco. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit (cherries, dates, plums), dark bread, caramel, candy sugar, pears, and peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s coating and creamy with a good amount of soft carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, I liked it. $6.99 a bottle, definitely worth trying at that price.
fluffy (1909) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
at first this was yeasty and hot, needed to let it sit for a few. then the cherry essence comes out, along with some overripe fruit notes. not really getting any coffee from it. regardless, kinda interesting but probably wouldnt buy again.