DaveStroud (10) - Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Greatest beer I have ever tasted. I had a 2009; I have another 2009 and a 2008 I plan on opening to celebrate the birth of my second child.
Blade86 (933) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed in 2012, ABV: 8%, best before: june 2015
amber, slightly hazy, quite big, long-lasting, off-white foam, nice lacing; caramel aroma, some roastiness, prunes, some woody notes; medium sweetness, medium- bitterness; full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet finish;
Overall: well hidden alcohol, very complex aroma and taste, good looking, without flaws, very good sipper
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown with a small beige head.
Raisin, toffee aroma.
Sweet, dark fruit, caramel malt, woody flavour.
Alcohol presents a slight warmth, but very mild.
Nice and easy drinking for 9%
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Live rating of a 500ml bottle from Glug Newcastle, bottle states 8% ABV. Served cellar cool in a Hoegaarden Grand Cru snifter. Cough linctus and treacle toffee aroma rising from bottle and glass Beautiful russet brown body with a proud creamy off white head. Powerfully flavoursome. Christmas cake, treacle toffee, oakiness, and an astringent hint of balsamic vinegar. Full-bodied, slightly oily, long chewy finish. I’m absolutely loving this.
BlazerT (247) - POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep red, little hazy with medium, semi-densed light brown head. Poor lacing and head retention. Nice malty (caramel) and fruity aroma - dark and red fruits. SOme alcohol in the background, soem oak hint of spices.taste is semi-sweet (candy like), with some alcohol noticable. Medium body, thick texture, average carbonation. In general very drinkable, semi-sweet beer.
sdmmb (1256) - USA - JUL 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Strong dark ale.
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msbernac (1110) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-amber, hazy, beige foam
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Pałate-full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish
MonsterMagnet (583) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old 8% bottle, bb june 2015. Pours amber/ruby with an off white head.
Aroma: caramel, nuts, spices, dried apple. Taste: chocolate fudge, plums, raisins, chipolata pudding, walnut, vanilla, oak, spices. Medium sweet, light bitterness, full body, creamy to sticky texture, soft carbonation, lingering nutty and dark fruit finish.
shrubber85 (8998) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Candied sugar, toffee malt, and straw aroma. Cloudy brown-amber with large light tan head. Sweet rock candy, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Light alcohol finish. Nice.
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - JUN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours clear amber with a beige head; sweet dark fruit aroma with caramel, alcohol, and oak; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and a hint of spice; finish is dry and bitter with oak and a little spice; another good beer from Samuel Smith
Itzjerm (1677) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
NIce barrel aroma, vanilla oak. Quick fading head. Taste is carbonation, sweetness, barrel, light vanilla. no sour (impressive for cask). Palate is a bit overcarbonated but full body (expected at 9%) Overall a nice beer. Its like Firestone walker DBA on steroids.