Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy raisin brown with a 2 finger thick white head. Smell starts very yeasty and bready with hints of dark fruit, figs, and banana. Noticeable alcohol on the first sip. Lots of good spiciness, with banana, bubblegum, and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, but gets sticky. Medium bodied. Pretty complex but very well balanced. A great beer and enjoyable to drink.
thmsboyd (34) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle BBE: 16/06/15. Chilled. Very murky, dirty brown body with a considerable, bubbly tan head. Aromas of wheat, over-ripe banana, plum, dough and citrus. White chocolate and macadamia nut cookies. Medium sweetness, a touch of sourness, and an underlying bitterness and dryness. Fullish body, thick, smooth texture, lively carbonation and a lasting finish. An outstanding beer.
Hidden_Pooch (320) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lets face it, it pours a murky swamp water brown with a big frothy head, and I am plenty okay with that. Aroma is of yeast, wheat, basement, plums, and grapes. Tastes of plums, grapes, wheat, and herbs. Average carbonation and smooth with a surprisingly light mouth feel for how strong it is. It also hides its booze very well. This was some great swamp water.
Bif (1456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a nice head that fades to spotty lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, banana, hint of chocolate and malt sweetness in the background. Taste of dark fruit, some malt sweetness with bit of chocolate. Subtle bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly full nody, smooth with robust feel that is enhanced as it warms. Very well balanced and no hint of the 8.2% ABV. Very enjoyable beer, nothing like a classic style to wrap up the day with.
MaBeer1972 (1330) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Poured into a snifter. A lovely deep purple brew with a froth tan head that totally disappears. Deep earthy aromas of plum, raisins, dark sugar. Flavor is very well balanced. Dark fruits, herbs with a pleasant sweetness. As good as anything you can get!
DOC37V (36) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Merchants Inn Rugby, German theme night. Not seen this before and was by far the most adventurous beer on offer, poured ruby with strong head, hints of raisen and licorice, doesn’t taste strong abv. A very good beer. So good I had 2 bottles :-)
hellonearth (56) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Elle est belle, d?un riche brun trouble, avec un petit col crémeux. Goût qui s?affirme par des élans fruitiers de type banane. En arrière-bouche, un intéressant mélange de sucré et d?amer. D?une consistance plutôt crémeuse. Superbe.
Jow (2177) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home on quiet evening. Pours ruby brown with rich nose of dark fruits. Tastes of raisins, figs, slight citrus, brandy, and plums. Chewy mouthfeel. Round palate. Quite delicious fun knocking off classic brews.
danielecamo (433) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottiglia. Colore marrone cappuccino, schiuma abbondante e persistente. Aroma di banana,, frutta secca, noci, tostato. Al palato corpo medio e gradazione ben nascosta. Aromi di frutta secca molto intensi, speziato e tostato meno evidenti. Finale lungo e appagante.
ElManana (250) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark amber, almost black color with a very creamy, light beige head that eventually dissipates completely. Aroma with hints of toasty, nutty, caramely sweetness. Noticible alcohol taste with minimal alcohol effect. Sourncess balanced with a sweet finish.
MattOnBass (6) - Newport News, USA - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is magnificent. The head retention seems almost unnaturally good. The beer smells, looks and tastes amazing. The body is full. The taste is delicious, full, and decadent.