Boutip (5181) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of residual sugar notes with light dry fruits and dry cereal notes. Taste is a mix of residual brown sugar notes with some dry fruits and lightly grainy cereal notes. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but seems to lack some cohesion between the different flavors.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich brown beer with a tan head. Caramel and yeast aroma with dark fruit and dried fruit. Caramel and yeast flavor with dried fruit. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and yeast lingers with light spice, dark fruit and dried fruit.
smith4498 (3252) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark copper color with thin off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, and Belgian yeast. Fig, raisin, sweet caramel flavors with some dough. Medium body with lively carbonation.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel room, Hyatt Place, Pittsburgh, PA
Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonaition is soft.
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. A hazy, light brown beer with a small, beige head. The aroma is quite roasted and fruity, with some dried fruits, bread and berries. It’s full-bodied and quite dry, too dry I think, and also with a bit too hard carbonation. Not that it’s effervescent, it’s more that it feels way too force carbonated. Raisins, prunes, some bready, caramel-ish malts and a touch of toffee and roasted malts in the flavor. Decent bitterness too. Lasting bready, caramel finish with some dark chocolate notes. Rather boring this one, too dry and with a flavor combination I don’t appreciate. Well hidden alcohol though. 150617
mike67 (925) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours amber with tall, creamy, long-lasting, off-white head and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of funky yeast, some hops, caramel malt and plums. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of plums, brown sugar, caramel, spicy hops and alcohol. Finish is long and worming. Very nice brew.
RobertDale (4266) - 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 (4508) - 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 (5804) - 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 (676) - California, 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.