KingCecil (2028) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home.... It pours dark brown with a medium tan bubbly head.....The aroma roasted malt, grain, caramel and dark fruits....the flavor is just like the nose.... very nice.... nice mouthfeel...
dfearnley (726) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to flute
Molasses, maple, dark chocolate, brandy, copper. Dark reddish brown with no head. Taste is chocolate and nutmeg.
demmbonz (436) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly bland aroma. Smells like beer. Looks like a dark belgian. Very smooth and luscious mouthfeel.
AlexChillton (18) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle on 03/13/13
I don't really remember what this tasted like fresh other than it being really good but this is awesome. Smells strongly of maple syrup. Tastes like maple syrup but not as thickly syrupy and with a smoky tang to the finish. Great stuff.
kaser (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in a snifter at sheffields. Dark here but I think a red brown pour. Thin white head around the top. Can't detect an aroma. A wine barley taste to it. Aroma just opened up after first sip. Like apricot/prune smell. Strong. Can tell love was put into this. Not my style but can't knock it
rmussman (1664) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled in a bomber aged for a year. A really smooth finish with a big flavor. Enjoyed this thoroughly.
jhgrantjr (413) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom summer of 2011, from notes. Poured a dark brown with a good head that left consistent lacing. The smell was somewhat fruity and sweet, some vanilla and caramel. Flavor is delicious: syrup, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit, somewhat sweet. Medium body. Nice and complex ale.
Marheb (1628) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Magnifique, rubis sombre avec une mousse parfaite et vivante. Le nez est discret, principalement érable, mélasse, pruneaux et une touche boisé. En bouche c’est identique avec des tannins plus prononcés mais aucunement astringents, superbe corps. L’alcool est dangereusement bien enfouie malgré la vigueur modérée des saveurs. Très satisfait.
neuromatt (991) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco during Beer Week. Pours chestnut with a small tan head that fades slowly to a thin remnant, leaving a small amount of lace. The aroma has big notes of molasses, caramel and maple, along with wood. The flavour is intensely sweet with molasses and maple, along with anise, fruit, herbal hops and a slight spiciness. The finish is long and sweet with toasty malts and rich molasses. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great malty sweet rich ale with nice maple and woody notes. 2012-02-16
neontb (49) - - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged for a year on my buddies aging shelf at 50 degrees. Pours smooth with a tan head. Really smooth malty carmel, roasty chocolate, nice. Hops are present with a sprucy flavor that interacts well with the maple conditioning. Really solid. Loved it.