arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky dark amber with big frothy head, at least for me. Not the most pleasing aroma, but a very complex flavor. Deep and earthy, with a bit of fruity lightness. Can’t wait to try the bourbon barrel variety!
solidfunk (4687) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some florals and citrus in this, some booze. Cloudy amber pour. Some apricot. Good balance and good effort overall. Soft carbonation. Bottle from U-Street Beer and Wine.
luttonm (2773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Hazy brown-red. Small cream head. Worty sweet red, fruit malt. Eh, not great. Malty mess.
Travlr (14167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brony Bottle share. Opaque chestnut color, small tan head. Aroma of figs, dates, raisins, caramel. Taste is rich dark fruit, more caramel. Tasty.
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. reddish pour with a small head. Nose of cherry, toffee, pain au chocolate. Nice and sweet. Full, rich.
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear amber . Smell is dry , bit sweet . Taste is sweet, bitter , very intense earthy character ( leaves ) . sharp . OK
drowland (6502) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled while visiting IL in June, 2014. 750mL bottle. Amber brown pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Big aroma, a touch boozy, lots of dark fruits, brown sugar, even berries, husky caramel malts. Nice flavor, smoother maltiness, dark fruits, brown sugar, Belgian yeast. Tasty.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
THOUGHTS: Sort of straddles the line between an abt and a quad. It could have had a slight infection, but I think it was just the sherry-like aspect of it fooling me, but there was a slight sour or tartness to it. Either way it was very good. Very complex. Fruity in many different ways. Way better than I imagined it would be. I highly recommend it.
TECHNICAL: Drank 4/28/2013. Bottle. Poured a medium orangey amber, which borders on brown in the glass when held out of the light. It had a small, fizzy, tan head that mostly diminished. The aroma had heavy caramel, molasses and burnt caramel; light citrus hops; light to moderate yeast; grape raisin, plum, prune, apple pear, peach, pineapple, cherry; honey brown sugar, alcohol; dark fruits and lightly fruits alike; and dark candy sugar. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly acidic and sour with a long duration. There was caramel, molasses, honey, brown sugar, prune, raisin, plum, peach, pear, alcohol, dark candy sugar, pineapple, apple, cherry, cranberry and moderate yeast. The slightly more than medium body might have been thicker but the carbonation made it seem lighter. It was a little oily and then slightly dry with rather fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish.
GRM (3150) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 19 2014; eye: dirty brown, hazy, nice beige head that turns into a thin sheet, average lacing; nose: yeast, spices, malt, caramel, alcohol, fig; mouth: yeast, spices, malt, toffee, alcohol, alcohol warmth, pepper, fig, finale in alcohol with good presence of malt, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic and foamy texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privêes Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 19 octobre 2014; œil : brun sale, trouble, bonne mousse beige qui se transforme en une mince couverture, dentelle moyenne; nez : levure, épices, malt, caramel, alcool, figue; bouche : levure, épices, malt, toffee, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, poivre, figue, finale en alcool avec bonne présence de malt, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique et mousseuse; en résumé : correct
anders37 (18159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Dressel’s Pub, St Louis, MO. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL, just capped, Bottled with love on 6 1313, so a full year ago. Nose huge in ark caramel, fudge, plums, huge raisins, lighter red berry, sweet and thorough. Pours hazy dark chestnut with a rocky beige head. Medium body very malty with a lot of booze, some heat but a little firmer in fusels and stingers on the tongue; average carbonation but alcohol and lightly tart malt make it very aggressively crisp. Brown sugar caramel, and really dirty, humus-rich earth, long-lasting with a bit of wheaty slime, very rich. Some acetone and busted wild phenolics that are out of control, but match the pinned-back ears of the rest. I’m OK with it, but it’s very brash and rough around the edges.