argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle, Batch 2) Large pillowy beige head atop clear dark amber body with dead yeasties. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, spicy Belgian yeast, some alcohol, pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, alcohol, some banana, plum, light metallic. Watery medium-full body, low carbonation. Evokes weizenbock, but too much alcohol.
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Batch 17 shared by alexsdad06.
Poured clear reddish/brown color with an average brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Very complex dark fruit, caramel and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex chocolate bittersweet flavor with medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a standout beer.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle, Batch 002) Pours a mahogany body with a small off-white head. Aroma of various vinous varieties, molasses, and fruit. Flavor of dark fruit, banana, funkiness, brown sugar, and layers of malt complexity. Excellent beer!
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle[batch 2] poured a clear reddish brown with a large lasting tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, dark fruit and light spice. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of spice, brown sugar, hints of plum and grape with a lingering lightly sweet finish.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch 01-bottle@Hoboken#1-thanks Eugene/ beastiefan2k–pours an off white head and cloudy orange/brown color. Aroma is fruity, alcohol, herbal/spicy. Taste is medium malt-non-sweet caramel, alcohol, fruity, herbal/spicy. Occasional.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A burgundy copper red ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, interesting oily cloves, caramel, fusel alcohol, and woody notes. In mouth, an oily candy suagr with orange peels, intense and lovely aniseed and licorice, alcohol warmth, very pleasing. On tap at brewpub, August 17, 2009.
bierkoning (11528) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle from NickD717, thanks! Dark brown color. malt, plums, dried figs and licorice in the aroma. Malty flavor, fruity with some roast, blackberries, tannines, chocolate and dried fruit. Some earthy hops. A good balance in this abbey-like beer.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 4 bottle shared by Immy at his Backyard Throwdown. Thanks! Pours a clear auburn color with a small head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee and raisin. Taste is very similar with notes of toffee, raisin and bitter chocolate. Full bodied.
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Brownish dense head. Chocolate, fruits, alcohol and spices in the aroma. Flavour is sweet and fruity. Notable alcohol and nice spices. Is quite smooth and balanced. Medium to ful bodied. Has a light bitter yeasty and acidic end. Nice. Thanks to Degarth for this.
BeerandBlues2 (11057) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011 Bottle, batch 010. Updated rating (score and notes) on 8/24/2011.
Draught at Avery. Pours hazy brown with a small, frothy, light brown head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), light hops (herbs), average yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of dark melanoidins and fruit (dates, plum, raisin) with vinous notes. Flavor is malt dominant, light chocolate, dark fruits, and melanoidins. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a dry finish.