gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on September 1, 2012
1 pt 9.4 fl oz, marked "2" at the bottom of the label - front side
Clear very dark red color, big dark brown head. Sweet, malty, fruity scent. Sweet, spicy, sugary, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Nisse666. Pours hazy dark brown with a small creamy and frothy mocha head that leaves some trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with sweet dark bread, wood, maple syrup, vanilla fudge, alcohol, raisins, moist tobacco, lemon zest and hints of bread spices. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with prunes, raisins, sweet dark bread, alcohol, lemon zest, moist tobacco, liquorice root, moist soil and hints of red wine. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, tiny tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter and tiny sour with prunes, raisins in rum, sweet dark bread, caramel, alcohol and lemon zest.
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dirty brown with a tan head. Aroma was maple and brown sugar with some toastiness and definitely bourbon. Taste is stong with bourbon and similar taste to the nose with some earthiness. Very enjoyable.
AshtonMcCobb (1447) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle thanks to Stu. Pours opaque black with a nice thin crema head. The nose has chocolate biscuits with cream and
The taste has liquorice, tar, dark chocolate, cream.
The palate has a rich full body, a big creamy middle section and unfortunately I feel this is far too cloying on the end. It’s imbalanced which is shame.
bbbrew (201) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer, found this one in e back of the beer closet. Mild nose, dark pour. Very smooth with a hint of warming in the mouth. Good beer, strong.
yespr (25947) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Brewco. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and dark roasted malt. Light sweetness. Phenolic and roasted malty. Liqourice, caramel and light breadish. Sweet lingering finish. Light hoppy too.
JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: muddy brown with a creamy tan head and syrupy legs. Aroma: caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, toast and bourbon. Taste: malty and sweet, with notes of booze, syrup, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, and Dr. Pepper, with strong hoppyness containing pine, resin and earth. Finish: bitter and boozy, with a lingering tingling burn. Notes: 750 bottle, cellared for 1+ years. Could easily be classified as a barleywine. A big, boozy, rich, and sweet beer. Not my favorite.
PhillyCraft (1970) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and on tap, bottle more recently. Pours a deep redish tinted black with chreamy thick head, good lacing. Aromas of cherry, awesome malts, maple, caramel, chocolate, biscuit malts. Tacky mouth with a bit of booze. Tasty beer, Palate might be a little too syrupy.
GRM (2487) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9,4 ounces, purchased at Beer World, trip to TAP NY with Luc Bourbonnière and Martin Leroux, savoured on July 2 2012; eye: mahogany, semi-opaque, nice beige head, light lacing; nose: malt, caramel, roasted barley, light burnt barley, light alochol, liquorice, light coffee; mouth: malt, toffee, roasted barley, light burnt barley, alcohol, slight hops, liquorice, light coffee, molasses, finale in alcohol with presence of malt, full body, good carbonation, mildly sweet, slightly bitter, lightly sirupy texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, achetée chez Beer World, voyage à TAP NY avec Luc Bourbonnière et Martin Leroux savourée le 2 juillet 2012; œil : acajou foncé, semi-opaque, belle mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, léger alcool, réglisse, léger café; bouche : malt, toffee, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, alcool, très léger houblon, réglisse, léger café, mélasse, finale en alcool avec présence de malt, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, très légèrement amère, texture légèrement sirupeuse; en résumé : bien
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a chestnut brown, deep and clear, with a massive, frothy beige head that laces the glass. Aroma of leaves, nuts, chocolate, wood, and maple. The flavor is sweeter, with maple syrup, brown sugar, nuts, toast, and leaves. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Shows some booze as it warms.