DuffMan (8061) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at the Boxing Day tasting at TimEís place in Calgary. Tawny amber body, creamy golden head. Sweet nutty toffee, lightly toasted, much like a wheat wine. Very nice indeed.
TimE (4154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Way long ridiculous review. Sweet malty apricots cherries and oranges. Very strong and nice
Ferris (8107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet malty sugars, peaches, nutty and other sweet notes. Clear caramel and a thin brown head. Light caramel malts and sweet raisin with so many light fruit sweet notes. So light, so well done.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big head. Reddish beer. Big flavour. Big dry caramel booze flavour. I my be drunk.
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours a caramel / dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out caramel, dark fruits, toffee, and bready malts. Flavour brings out toffee, dark dried fruits, and caramel bready malts. Very well-balanced, with perfect sweetness and the alcohol is well-situated. Great stuff.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Rail Trail, big english body lots of malty not quite chewy but almost definitely coating perhaps oily, taste is more of the same with slight hints of burn if you chug too fast as the bar is closing.. big drink.. but not all that much flavor.
wlajwl (4692) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is toffee, malts and strong nuttiness. The flavor is malts, heavy toffee, nutty notes, a hoppy undercurrent and an acidic/lactic/sourish finish.
Psytron (1591) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of yeast, oak, cognac. Muddy brown colour, light brown foamy head. Aroma of alcohol, yeast, oak, raisins, rum. Some coffee in finish. Very sweet, surprisingly lively carbon. Also not so oily as one could expect.
BroSpud (1880) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Julios New England Craft Beer Fest. This is a big, I mean BIG beer yet despite the crazy high ABV it has only a slight alcohol taste. The bigger flavors are caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, and oak among many other flavors. Very complex.
luttonm (3308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in Queens. Deep ruby/purple brown. Caramel, coffee, deep fruitiness. Some rich alcohol notes throughout, but smooth and tasty chocolate and coffee malts and a bit of balancing hop bite. Rich and refined, perfect dessert.