Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is lucious. A hoppy perfume fragrance with notes of malts, caramel, and raisins. Pours an orangish amber with no head - instead a white ring and nice lacing are present. The taste is complex. Malts and caramel up front, hints of raisins in the middle, and a bit of pepper/spice/bitterness in the finish. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Overall, this was a really good beer. The high ABV is not noticed. It’s just very tasty and drinkable.
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml ceramic bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. golden amber pour with a frothy off-white head. Creamy aroma of cereals and hops, along with more vibrant notes of blackcurrant and passion fruit. Thick mouthfeel, with flavours of stout cream, oak smoke, whiskey, and the lingering clean flavour of the air after a rainstorm.
boto (2082) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ceramic bottle: 2008 vintage (hiding in the back of the refrigerator for quite a while.) This one pours a clear amber color. There was a fairly decent sized off-white head on it. Leaves a fair amount of lacing. It has a good nose. Grainy, roasted malts, fruits, toffee. The taste is very good. Some graininess, toffee, a bit of bitterness, some fruits in the background. A hint of spiciness also. A very nice brew. I need to check out a fresher bottle, but this was really nice.
davidezdonz (267) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 750ml ceramic and wingtop bottle with no bottled on or best by date. Poured into a Mikkeller pint glass. It poured a cloudy dark amber colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing. Aromas of apple juice (very juicy), caramel, biscuit malt, grape and a hint of orange. Taste was quite similar with caramel malt sweetness, apple juice, tea, grape, raisins and dark berries. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Overall this was ok. Not bad, but just ok. A little bit too caramel-ly sweet for my taste buds.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep dark golden brown. Aromas of hay, hop flowers, carmel malts, candy sugar, honey. Flavor: oak, caramel malts, grapefruit, light hops, brown sugar, and alcohol
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Où, Quand, Comment :
Bouteille, dégustée le 9/9/2013.
Couleur : orangée-ambrée.
Apparence : claire.
Malt sucré, caramel, houblon floral, fruité (agrumes), herbeux, aux notes poivrées, notes de biscuits.
Entrée de bouche : Goût léger-moyen amer de houblon floral, herbeux, légèrement fruité (agrumes) aux notes poivrées et résineuses, présent toute la gorgée.
Un solide support malté de caramel et de grains sucrés est présent avec un léger goût réchauffant d’alcool ainsi que des traces de biscuits au miel.
En bouche :
Corps : ronde.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : huileuse.
Finale : moyenne-longue, composée d’une légère amertume d’alcool, de houblon herbeux, floral aux notes fruitées.
biirusaikou (2363) - - JAN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Watering Hole. Lots of caramel, malt, nuts, yeast, booze, finish is quite sweet. Feels quite heavy and messy, quite a disappointment compared to the solid classic version.
Gluepot (392) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nose features big roasted malts with caramel, ripe dark berries, biscuit malt and alcohol. Rich copper colour with a well laced fluffy tan head. This is a beast of a beer. Rich roasted malt, toffee, fruity hops underneath , almonds and dark berries. The body texture is thick and rich. All elements are well integrated. A gem of an East Coast Imperial. None better.
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery tap Sf. Hazed teddy amber coloured pour with a lasting PFF white head. Aroma is raisin, nitty malts, cakey malts, jam. Toffee. Flavour is composed of rounded malts, nutty, toffee, toffee apple, alcohol, raisin. Palate is semi sweet, grainy, hashish carbonation. Little but of hot alcohol.
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2009. General ale smell with some hops. Taste is the same with a bit of malt. High carbonation, medium body, and mild foam.
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma with spicy and citrus hops in the background and quite a bit of fruity yeastiness.
Palate begins with a big bracing bitterness... smooth maltiness and a little bit of toasted bread.. citric hops and a little bit of spice but the hop flavors are more in the background. It says 72 IBUs and I believe it... bitterness is a little out of whack but gets better as it warms and the malts start showing up more... subtle caramel and more toasted malt character... Definite but not bad alcohol and a lingering bitter and yeasty finish.
Body is not as thick as I would have expected.. and I’m okay with that.. carbonation is fairly smooth... drinkability is much better as it warms.