Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark maroon brown color, flat. Aroma of apple pie a la mode dipped in coffee and cocoa. taste is smooth rich coffee and burnt toffee, burnt butterscotch. Delicious.
BeerGolem (682) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Tom10101, thanks! Pours dark brown, almost black. Minimum beige head and no lacing. Aroma: Apple brandy, malt, hops. Taste is intense on the brandy. Too sweet and way too cloying. This one surely has great potential but in the end it comes out as a disapointment.
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is of fruits, roasted malt. Taste is of fruits, acidity, alcohol, sugar. Astringent. Coffee-like. Some apple brandy. Palate: Full bodied. No serious carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall: Quite heavy. Tasty. Nice fruits. A tad too boozy.
tom10101 (2758) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (375 ml). Courtesy of Marheb, thanks! Dark brown (almost black) with reddish reflects, no head and no lacing. Aroma is super sweet and boozy with strong apple brandy presence, roasted malt, raisin, chocolate and hints of soy sauce. Taste is super sweet (cloying) and boozy... dominated by apple brandu along some fruitiness, raisins, roasted malt and light chocolate. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Liquorous. Warming finish. Sticky sweetness. It’s hard for a beer to get more cloying than this one. Huge lack of balance.
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of dark chocolate, black cherry, char, tobacco, light alcohol. Black with bronze highlights, and a moderately lasting tan head. Dry, savory, burnt, some raisiny fruit flavors. Full bodied, oily, a little hot.
HellesBunny666 (185) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Soy sauce, savory aromas, but very chocolaty as well, grilled fruit. Syrupy body. Unsweetened chocolate, soy sauce, woodsy, very roasty and oily. You can definitely taste the booze and the brandy finish.
zickbeer_ye (274) - Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, soy, raisin, molasses and caramel. Brown head and black body. Chocolate and soy with an apple brandy taste. Smooth on the palate.
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from rep Pat, enjoyed at Coles’ Smuttynose Night. Dark Chocolate, heavy roast, strong apple brandy notes. Big flavor, very nice
Ernesto987 (3708) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle, flat pour. Very dark, heavy barrel aging aroma. Taste is extremely roasty with intense apple brandy flavors that works because of the heavy hand of roastyness. Fantastic stuff.
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 mL bottle, #664, from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours an inky dark brown color with a thin ring of head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, brandy, wood, caramel, mild alcohol. The taste is brandy, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, wood, dark fruit, raisin, mild booze. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, very smooth. Exceptional beer.