phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via brewery order a couple years ago. 2009 vintage. Pours a berry-tinted amber with a large beige head that takes a while to settle. Notes of dark fruits, brown sugar, oak, earth, caramel, and a hint of metal on the finish of the flavor that isn’t in the nose. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, fruity mouthfeel. Rich. Body has held up and nothing overhwelms. Good quad.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thank you sir! Muddy brown color, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of boozy prunes and dates. Taste is sweet Christmas fruitcake and dark fruit.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours mostly clear tawny with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is plums, figs, and dates with cookie and caramel malt, and light oxidation notes. Flavor is malt dominant with dark candied fruits, faint hops and bitterness with a caramelized candi sugar note and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
savnac (2352) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Pelican. Murky amber copper with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, alcohol and oak. Flavor is lots of sweet raisin, toffee, musty/fruity yeast and virtually no alcohol. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Super good beer, very good balance of sweetness, yeastiness and alcohol.
_angst_ (2084) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ OT. Pours very hazy yellowish reddish brown with a frothy goldenish brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with apple pie, pears, raisins, caramel, toffee, dry wood, moist grass, prunes, biscuits, cinnamon, cardamom and hints of alcohol and cloves. Taste is slightly sweet, tiny sour and fruity with biscuits, alcohol, red apples, unripe pears, overripe peaches, wood, moist grass, cinnamon, oatmeal cookies, cardamom, rhubarb and hints of lemon juice and red wine. Mouthfeel is round, smooth, slightly dry, tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour, fruity and slightly tart with bread, apples, pears, grape juice, moist grass, wood, cinnamon, rhubarb and hints of cloves. Very nice!
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy amber/copper beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Yeasty fruity aroma, spicy, vinous, raisins, pear, warming alcohol, caramel, floral notes, plum, cinnamon notes, some prunes. Vinous fruity flavor, caramel, prunes, hay, raisins, pear, cinnamon, clove, warming alcohol, berries, dry, brown sugar, sourish notes. Sweetish finish with yeast, banana, rhubarb, prunes and cinnamon.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 1 Aug 2012) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with dried fruit, raisins and caramel. Slightly vinous. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, raisins, prunes, toasty grain and a vinous finish with a slight acidity. Almost full body, fairly sweet, with a mild spicy bitterness. Tasty and well balanced. Really nice.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 13, 2011 - with blankboy, jerc & mabel. Corked & caged 750ml bottle courtesy of J&K, 2009 vintage. Very bubbly hazy dark copper with a huge and lasting fluffy/frothy off-white head. Incredibly yeasty aroma - apple, mild red wine, some black pepper ... like a sweet peppery dubbel, fruity sweet and floral - nice! Taste is pretty strong with the alcohol, lush and sweet, plenty of apple and rasin, a bit pungent with dried wildflowers (in the background: "you can watch your brain on TV!!") - and the alcohol starts to come through a bit. Mouthfeel is a little creamy and syrupy, frothy carbonation with a building dry appleseed bitterness from the yeast in the finish, seems less sweet as a result. Good, but not really great.
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Blend of dark, sweet and sour fruits over caramel malt and yeast.
beernbourbon (1209) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at STL gathering, thanks guys! Pour is deep dark copper with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are rich in toffee malt, light spice, faint caramel, little to no alcohol, and a touch of dark fruit. A deep rich beer. Good stuff.