lundoncrow (2) - Jerome, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One Epic beer. This is a must have in any beerman’s collection. This brew never faulters & always does me right.
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick foamy head that sticks around for a while. Smells of sweet roasted malts. Dark ruby red in color. Slightly sweet and smooth going down but booziness is definitely noticeable. Pretty complex beer but subtle notes of cherries come through in the end.
kojak_nyc (4) - Dix Hills, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very balanced though complex ale. Beautiful color though the aroma does not foretell what lies ahead.
Bebum (447) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Cloudy, medium amber, tall, persistent head.
Light-medium body, rich flavor, well balance, smooth texture, frothy, much but not excessive alcohol heat, long palate, balanced finish.
Moderately sweet & sour, just right bitterness.
Fruity, yeasty, kriek character stands out, no hop flavor to talk about.
Elegant and successful combination, easy to drink despite richness, not cloying.
Nijstrom (100) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy, dark amber colour and a dense off-white head. The aroma consists of dark fruits, cherries, yeast, roasted malts and caramel. Heavy sweetness and somewhat acidic. The alcohol is noticeable. Complex, but very enjoyable.
JHeath99 (1339) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, and some yeast.
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at peanut pub in Oskaloosa with nate suz lamont hakes rusty and ur mom... brownish pour with white head. .funky aroma..but nice creamy taste
WABeerFiend (303) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured into a tumbler in late 2013.
A: Ruby red. See through. Fizzy head that recedes to nothing after a short time.
S: Fruity. Cherry, maybe pear.
T: Lots of malt with fruitiness. Cherry, pear. Bitter on the back end. Lots of alcohol heat.
O: My nostrils picked up a lot of alcohol heat. It was not hidden well at all. This really seemed to be an unbalanced mess. I drain poured it.
kespecial (113) - - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delightful. Pours a cloudy brown. Aroma is mostly raisin, fruitcake. Taste is plum, caramel, a bit of sour cherry. Complex and satisfying. Would be too much/cloying by itself, but it’s truly excellent with strong cheese or a fruit/caramel dessert.
ZacM612 (281) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with off-white head. Aroma of fruit, some spice, and fermenting yeast. Decent quad. A little acidity in the finish.