MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. Wish I had a case of this delicious brew. Nearly perfect --- I wouldn’t change a thing with this recipe.
tobias (188) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz 2013 bottle: All I can say is wow! I really like this beer. Pours a rich mahogany hue with a short lived off white head. When I stuck my nose deep in to the glass the first thought that popped in to my head what bananas foster. Strong caramel aroma with banana, hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and rum. Flavors mimic the aroma. Alcohol is detectable but is works in this beer. In my opinion it helps to cut the sweetness. Soft carbonation. The finish make me think I was drinking dark rum, not beer. It might not be for everyone but I think it is worth a try at the reasonable price and unique flavor profile.
Marheb (1529) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 *(Cuvée 2010, 10,9%): J’ai vraiment du mal à comprendre la si basse moyenne compilé jusqu’à maintenant. Ils ne boivent clairement pas la même bouteille que moi, peut-être est-ce la 2009 qui est moins spectaculaire? Peu importe, cette bière est un chef d’oeuvre indiscutable. Magnifique couleur rubis sombre avec un nez explosif qui mérite une pause, le temps qu’on réalise que si les sucres sont aussi goûteux qu’aromatique le malaise de n’avoir qu’une seule bouteille va se faire sentir. En bouche c’est brillant, une tonne de fruits trop mûrs ayant macérés dans l’alcool, des amandes brulés, du chocolat noir et une amertume boisé qui chevauche splendidement l’effort du malt. J’aimerais qu’on me dise comment faire pour enlever des points.
wertguy5313 (1) - - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. I normally like a really strong hopped up IPA but, this is especially awesome! It is on the sweet side with both aroma and tastes it does the trick with the palate. I would purchase often when going from hoppy to sweet. Good job.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours clear brown with copper hues and nice looking tan head. The aroma emits rich dark fruity esters like cherries, prunes and concentrated prune juice as well as malts, biscuit, chocolate and a touch of earthiness. The taste is . . .Wow! . . smooth silky rich and yummy (where has this beer been?). I get smooth sweet malts mixing with ripe plums, ripe cherries and then chocolate, some toffee and faint earthiness. Lovely balance where harmony abounds. Well done.
superspak (1912) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 2010. Pours almost opaque hazy dark reddish brown color, with a nice 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Some nice thin spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of huge caramel, raisin, molasses, biscuit, toasted malt, banana, pepper, toffee, vanilla, leather, oak, and light chocolate. Nice and well balanced aromas, with good strength and complexity. Taste of huge caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, chocolate, toffee, biscuit, toasted bread, leather, oak, and herbal hops. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, dark fruit, toffee, chocolate, biscuit, toast, leather, and light herbal on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; with no cloying sweetness at all. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is extremely well hidden for being 10% with only a very slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic Old Ale! Incredible flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on for such a big beer.
cmhs4au (5) - Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at about 55 or 60 degrees. Aroma opened up from the beginning, even more so as it warmed a little. Caramel, was the most predominant note. Taste was sweet but not cloyingly so, heavy on the palate, alcohol warmed the back of the throat going down. Enjoyed immensely, would have been even better during the winter.
RickRob925 (60) - Macclenny, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer. Gorgeous in color, nice caramel color. SWEET aroma. Definitely one of my top 5 beers. I can’t get over how good this beer looks in a mug. Definitely will be going back to try some more SMUTTY NOSE Brewing prod.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour was murky brown with three fingers of thick off-white head on top; this brew also features great retention and an above average show of lacing. Nose is apples, apricot, brandy, oak, malt, caramel, and notes of bourbon. Taste is right on par rocking lovely summer fruits that roll into the finish and linger with a bourbon/brandy tone. I am not sure if this was aged on either barrel, but if not, it somehow has managed to catch the essence of both barrels. This is truly a fantastic brew!
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown pour with a creamy light brownish head. Raisins, port, milk chocolate, maple aroma. Flavor is sweet and very creamy. Molasses, golden raisins, alcohol, dark fruit. Delicious.