RobertDale (4090) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2015. Comes reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, spice, and molasses. Taste is apples, dark fruit, molasses, caramel, yeast, and spice. A bit sweet, but nice to sip on.
AirForceHops (4166) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle aged nearly two years. 2013 vintage. Color is dark brown with ruby red highlights, head that lasted for most of the snifter. Aroma is candy sugar, lasting dark fruits of raisin and figs with mild yeasty tones. Smell is pretty nice.
The flavor shows a solid base Quad qualities with dark fruit being the main base showing the figs and raisins but the alcohol is real noticeable even after sitting this amount of time. Alcohol not hidden in the slightest. The body is a little thinner than it should be... Looking for a tad more body. Not bad in any sense just lacking some body.
jackl (5469) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 3N tasting. Chestnut brown with a small head. Loads of plums and apple. Sweet brown sugar and fruity esters. Taste is fruity and hot. Autumn fruits. Baked pie crust. Plums for days. Candi sugar. Full body, oily.
coyforce (624) - Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious brew. Pour is a nice honey brown with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and light.
jamesewelch (169) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 750ml, part of 3 pack gift set, poured into 16oz Belgian tulip glass
Aroma: Alcohol, sweetness almost bourbony, candi sugar
Appearance: brown with red hue, tan head with good retention, slightly hazy/clearn
Taste: medium sweet, light bitter
Palate: full body, sweet and bitter semi-dry finish
Overall: Very sweet and can taste the alcohol. Mostly taste of molasses and candi sugar with a touch of spice, toffee, caramel. Good solid textbook quad., but a tad too sweet with too much molasses for me. Easy to drink and would pair well with some food.
arminjewell (8463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2014, dark brownish pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit into a bit of grass, hints of spice, yeast into a bit of caramel, slight fruit. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, red fruit, touch of dark fruit into some dark caramel, some molasses, hints of slight oak, finishing sweet.
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Costco. Nose is cloves, candisugar, and raisins. Clear light brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is sweet and fruity berries with lots of sugary candisugar.
junon (427) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yes. Dark DRIED frluits. Molassess. Balsamic vinegar. Brown sugar. Complex. More than solid beer. I mite be drunk but I do get a faint note of fish sauce.
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quick dissipated white frothy head atop an orange brown body. Nose of candied sugars. Very flavourful with strong honey, bruised apples. Okay.
mfhennig (112) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from last years Barrel Room Collection. Pours a cloudy reddish-brown, beige head that faded quickly. Aroma of dark fruit, my wife said currants.....ok. I liked this at first, but as I went thru it, it became a bit too sweet. Nice texture, carbonation was spot on.
Overall a very solid beer, a little sweet for me, but very drinkable given the ABV.
Next up, 13th hour.