rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great brew from a recently aquired Chicago shipment. As much as I love big IPAs ive always been partial to dark malt forward beers and this one is no exception. Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy head. Aroma of rich dark fruit and molasses (as one might expect seeing as it is brewed with it). Great rich heavy mouth feel, the molasses is rich and decadent with a hint of smoke. An awesome after dinner beer to share aroud the holidays.
Martinus (4366) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour, white head. Spicy aroma, brown sugar, vanilla, soy sauce. Sweet flavour, molasses, malts and spices. Finish spicy and sweet.
(from bottle @ RBESG ’14 London Grand Tasting, Moncada tasting room)
dnicolaescu (1805) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 100 ml sample. Hazy dark amber, humble beige head. Big and rich dark fruit aroma, raisins, hoppy and spicy, hints of vanilla. Tastes sweet, but not at all sugary, dried fruit, dark bread crust, peppery alcohol. Rich, yet smooth and drinkable body. Excellent.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From my backlogg:
Bottle in London 2014. Black beer with a small beige head. Malty chocolate caramell licorice aroma. Malty vanilla caramell chocolate licorice dark fruits flavour.
weark (630) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof - De couleur brune rubis, avec une mousse beige qui disparaît instantanément - Au nez des arômes de noisette, de mélasse, de malt caramel, de pruneau, de fruits secs, de café et de chocolat - En bouche des arome de chocolat, de café, de caramel, de noisette de mélasse, de vanille - Corp ample, amertume légère, bonne carbonation, douce, final douce mélasse café - bière extraordinaire, très complexe, delicieuse
rouhlas (2629) - GREECE - APR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark amber copper color with beige head. Malty aroma, fruity, dark dried fruits, caramel, butter, light spicy like pepper. Heavy sweet and light bitter taste, malty, caramel and butter. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours clear and brown with copper highlights and a fleeting, beige head. The aroma is an intoxicating, plush and malty swirl of vanilla, caramel, toffee and big-time mocha that’s heavier on the milk chocolate than the deeply roasted coffee portion. Full-bodied, oily and cushiony with soft carbonation. The flavor features sumptuous notes of toffee, caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Leans sweet, but is far from cloying. Finishes lightly sweet with a buttery praline aftertaste. This is right there with Alesmith Wee Heavy. Instant Top Ten beer for me! This baby reminds me why a well-done Scotch ale, although tough to come by, remains my favorite style of beer. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014 Moncada Brewery. Many thanks to Ken for this one. REd / caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Aroma is rye bread, toasted bread, slightly nutty. Flavour is very sweet, berry fruit, some oak, caramel. Lingering berry fruits. Palate is sweet and slightly viscous.
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber thanks to the legendary footbalm. He’s not a man, he’s more. In this context, he’s my friend. Thanks Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a very small head. A big sweet nutty and toffee nose, berries. Big heavy flavors of toffee, leather, smoke, berries, a somewhat thin palate. The overall beer is dead on for this very American style. Excellent. Has some light oxidation which helps for me. Mellows it. Lovely brew.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark red colour with a tiny tan head. Aroma has a thick malt profile, burnt caramel, caramelized sugar, some oaky vanilla stuff, plenty molasses, cinnamon, pepper, sweet liquorice. Taste is almost overwhelmingly sweet with lots of pepper to provide a kind of balance; also molasses, cinnamon, tons of dark malts and sugar. The high abv is well-hidden but provides a thick warmth to the finish.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma is sweet, honey, burnt sugar, molasses and vanilla among other spices. Taste is sweet and spicy, caramel and toasted malts. Cinnamon and anis. Nearly peppery heat in finish. Medium body with low carbonation. The spices suits a heavy beer like this.
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