GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL for something like $15 or way too much. Pours muddier rusty orange to deep amber. Yellowish creme foam. Nice formation and okay retention. Nose is sweeter cherry juice box, mild toffee and brown sugar. Taste is quite bland with mild red apple and tannic red apple skin and flavorless barrel staves. Palate is papery, chalky, very bland. Almost no flavor at all. 6/4/5/3/11=2.9
StoutHead (381) - DENMARK - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl. bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy red color with a smal off-white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Taste has lots of malt, dark fruits, spices and wood. A bit sweet with a long malty aftertaste. Lots of alcohol in the finish - this one tells you it’s strong. :-) Really good ale.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had wanted to try this since it was released, and fuck those BA ads- made me want it more .. finally got a bottle at the Flying Saucer, damn pricey though- $22 .. . . lots of dark wood, booze, wet wood, and nrandy (brandy) .. . very english, but thug punch .. . . what part of africa?
bleeng (1457) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown and hazy. Roasty, toffee, barrel, with a dose of alcohol to kick it in the end. Good beer.
chinchill (1011) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured hazy, dark amber with an excellent head. The head is durable but left little lacing. Some odd orange particles suspended in the beer.
Aroma: features fruit, grains and biscuit plus some oak barrel.
Taste: ABV partly hidden; oak aging.
M: medium body; medium+ carbonation; smooth; almost no sign of the alcohol.
O: a refined strong ale.
maxwelldeux (2687) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2009 vintage and cellared since. Pours a dark brown color. Nose has some definitely malty sweetness in there with some muted fruit elements and a little caramel. Taste is also very slightly sweet with some toasting. Smooth. This one aged well.
EithCubes (4404) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, label says brewed in 2011. Nose is heavily alcoholic and medicinal, herbs with vanilla and faint cherry. Deep caramel color fading into dark brown and supporting a foaming yellow-tinged head. Taste is much drier than expected, there’s raisin-led fruit up front but then the heavy, sludgy waves of treacle, molasses, toffee, caramel swamp everything else but the vanilla and oak fragments, and light yeast. Gently warming, not a burner or fume-ridden, full-bodied but edging closer to flat. Seems to be one to let warm above cellar temperature, and a good sipper with a dense and unique malt character and a barrel component that is much classier than usual.
Fantomasus (185) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep smokey amber with some visible sediment. It’s a really nice looking pour but the head thuns out (to a film) too quickly for my taste. Aroma is somewhat hard to find... A balance of malt/hops with some banana & butterscotch... hint (HINT) of cinnamon. The flavor is really the highlight of this brew... Oddly balanced light bitter, light sweet, medium sour. Supping releases strong oak and alcohol notes (which I like). The oily/flat mouthfeel with a bitter finish is main downfall of this wonderful tasting beer. The excellent flavor makes me wish I could rate it higher.
BierFiend (197) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a creamy tan head. Can smell malt and caramel. Tastes include malts, caramels, oak, and a light sweetness. The taste is short on the tongue with complex flavors. Goes well with a good cigar.
olio (4804) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20091001.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel and malts. Flavor of caramel malts, nuts, ripe fruits, toffee and some hay. A bit too sweet and nutty.