DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Deep tea-coloured amber. Rum& raisin aroma, a little grapey even, sweet. Rich fruity toffee palate, juicy acidity in the back (grape juice), light metallic tang in the finish.
boto (1953) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber: This one pours a darker caramel color. There was almost no head or lacing on it. Nice nose. Yeast, spices, caramel, dark fruits. The taste is very good. Some sweet caramel malt, raisin, bready, and a hint of roast and chocolate. Smooth. A very nice beer.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle shared on the RBWG bus
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma of brown sugar. Flavors of brown sugar and chocolate
60minuteman (1016) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from May 2011. Dark fruits, alcohol, yeast, molasses abound. Pretty cloudy reddish amber hue. A sweet tartness in the initial bite. Mellowed out by the alcohol.
italarican (1521) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle shared during some post-bus drinking at the Downtown Inn for RBWG. Toffee first and foremost with dark liquid chocolate secondary. Nice chocolatey feel with boozy toffee finish. Well done.
jcnielsen (2550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the bus. Pours a amber brown color with white head. Caramel, dark fruit, malty flavors. A touch oxidized.
solidfunk (5173) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good all-around Belgian strong. A solid beer, although not among teh best quads. Has citrus, booze, some apricot and floral Belgian yeast. The body isn’t huge though. Pours cloudy dark brown. Bottle.
WillRunForBeer (1328) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours bright amber with an off white head. Aroma is raisin, dark cherry, cereal. Flavor is sweet, with dark cherry, candied sugar, raisin. 10% abv is well hidden.
abcfan (819) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Make mine a Smutty! Good brew; pours cloudy orange with minimal head. Aroma is primarily fruit and sweet caramel. Taste is dried fruits, caramel, and some sweet yeast. Slightly boozy finish.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 2013 bomber. Caramel, mild neutral fruity character with some cherry wood. Vaporous with alcohol and heavy duty esters. Raisins, plums, brandy. Beautiful lustrous deep amber-mahoghany clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Alcohol warming. Starts pretty sweet but not cloying. Caramel, biscuit, cherry and cherry wood. Medium sugary tart notes, light tart tang and medium hop bitter finish. Warming sweet-bitter after.