Beerenberger (1419) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle, this beer pours a deep dark black color with a tan head. Lacing noted. The fragrance is malty with just a hint of cherries. The taste is a sweetish malt, and again with a very slight red fruit taste and chocolate notes. The body is full and smooth with a nice balance of carbonation. Very enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
maley1 (780) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with large light tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, ripe fruit and yeast. Taste of malt, cocoa, caramel, molasses, and a hint of citrus and licorice. Creamy mouthfeel despite having a higher carbonation. Very good beer. Delicious.
kdm1984 (650) - Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2012 Pour slowly because the head is biiiiiiiiiiiiig! Deep, dark brown color. One of the best-smelling beers I’ve ever sniffed - euphoria-inducing blend of plum, cocoa, malt, and yeast. I inhaled this over and over for about five minutes before finally tasting it! Taste is plum, mandarin oranges, coffee, breads, and a big ABV punch. Only complaint is flavor tends toward a little more acidic than I’d like. Other than that, holy bajeemers! Gave this to my wine aficionado dad, and he actually wanted to throw his wine out and cry over this beer’s amazingness. Well worth the high $14 bomber price! AUGUST RE-RATE: Aroma is still great, but it’s not "perfect" - giving it a 9 instead here. Appearance, while also outstanding, isn’t "perfect," so down to a 4. Flavor down to an 8 - excellent for sure, but I’ve had better in similar profiles now, and as mentioned before, the acid does stand out more than I’d like. Not downrating the palate - 4 still seems appropriate. Overall - down to 18, with total score of 4.3 sounding fair.
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark brown with frothy tan head. Aroma of dry red wine. Flavor dominated by slightly sour grapes, quite boozy, and reminds me more of a dry, red wine than an ale. I expected more.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
typical belgian aroma banana, yeast slight alcohol aroma. pours dark with lasting tan head and good lace. taste belgian twang to it,malts, fruity, slight alcohol. carbonated medium body, slight bitter, dry finish
beerbastard (680) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The nose has some of the house yeast along with the fruitiness. All of the flavors blend so well that nothing stands out. A little licorice in the background. Its moderately sweet, balanced with some bitter black malts. The finish has a dry texture. Mainly malts dominate. Very likeable, but too pricey. ($$).
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has roasty malts...very faint smoky note...a touch of molasses. Flavor is very malty with notes of fig, molasses, dark fruit, wheat, anise and the faintest bit of smoke...light spicy hop notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a fruity/roasty finish.
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany with light colored thick foam. Aroma is a bit subdued with banana, clove and dried fruit. Taste is malty dried fruit. A bit sweeter with more molasses as it warms.
More beer please...
Errl (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is dark black, with a tan cream head..Nose is banama, malts, barley, hops, spice, cinnamon, vanilla...Taste is banana, spice, bready, malts,caramel..Palate is fruity, malty and sweet
IdealBrew (12) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Taproom No. 307 NYC. Pours a deep brown with lasting head. Rich aroma, complex malt, fruity notes. Flavor is savory with complete malt backbone. At 8.4% ABV the warming alcohol mouthfeel is present. Finishes sweet and rich.
---IdealBrew "Good People Good Beer"