bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours ruddy copper with a frothy beige head. Aroma is fruity with mild hop. Med body. Flavor is mildly medicinal, fruity, spicy and lightly bitter. Very nice beer.
marcus (5608) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours reddish copper with a massive beige head and a strange toffee-like aroma. There is a thick caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 5/14/2010. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium to dark brown color from a 33cl bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is dark fruit, banana, yeast and sweet. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are brown sugar, molasses, banana, dark fruit and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Good balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Ambery brown colour with big creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, some nuttyness, mild toffee and some spices. Flavour is much the same with some wooden and fruity notes aas well. Balanced.
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a huge foamy off-white head that lasts for ages and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of bread, licorice, dark sugary malts and some spices. Flavor is very nice sugary sweet with spicy bitter in a delicate balance. Some more licorice and spices in the finish. Lively carbonation and a creamy texture. Great brew.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Caramel colored beer with a huge tan head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Toffee and caramel flavor with yeast, spice, and light earthiness. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and spice lingers with caramel. A bit drier than I usually like, but good.
ChainGangGuy (4230) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Hazy, dark amber body with a Ĺ inch head of whitish foam. Craggy lacing on the way down.
Smell: Toasty, dark malts in the nose. A few cherries, a few plums, and a few raisins stirred up with a cup of sticky dark brown sugar and a tablespoon of ground spices.
Taste: Fairly robust maltiness delivers deep, personal tastes of brown sugar and toasted bread crusts dosed with a hearty dash or two of dark candi sugar. Flavors of plum and lightly tart cherries soon follow. Very small hint of bitterness makes its presence known. Hints of clove and aniseed for a bit of spice. Semi-dry, warming, effervescent finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: A fine, enjoyable BSDA thatís a bit sweet, savory, and fruity. What the hell more do you people need?
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 20, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: hazy dark red, fine off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma, hint of fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of sweet fruity esters, light chocolate, touch of spicyness adds balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle. This one poured all head. Settled into a deep amber color. Aromas of yeast, licorice, earthy, and some spices. Tastes of chocolate, some dark fruits, licorice, caramel, and spices.
nuplastikk (3820) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle. Ridiculously thick head, very nice appearance. Thick beer, with a touch of amber. Rugged rich brown ale, alcohol tinged medium-dark malt thickness. Faint sourness in the sweetness, raisiny. Quite heavy on the palate.