manuchampions (1217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from trade. Pours a deep, cloudy ruby with thin off white head. Aroma is fruity malt, oak, slightly sweet. Flavour is of dark fruit, caramel, creme brulee, and brown sugar. A big, sweet, complex brew.
EHSRanders (1727) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with small creamy white mostly diminishing head. Malty aroma with spicy notes. Sweet flavor.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd in the trio. Malty with sugar plums... Still bready with vanilla. Darker brown pour than cuvee 1
cfrancis (1808) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thinning almond head. Aroma is sweet oaky butterscotch, caramel. Taste is also sweet creme brule, oak notes and caramel. Alcohol stings on the tongue but also caresses, nice after dinner sipper.
Palidor19 (2742) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells of fruit and baking flour. flavors are strong with a licorice and mild mint. palate is weak but has a nice overall tone to it. its a beer for the real beer drinkers.
nick76 (4086) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is quite strong and nice with, toffee, caramel, oak, hops, and fruit. The appearance is dark amber/brown with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with an unpleasant metallic quality. The palate is smooth, Overall not bad but it has problems.
yngwie (10798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. An unclear, dark amber beer with a finger-thick, off-white to beige head. Caramel and sugary dried fruits on the nose, maybe not sounding too good, which it is, but it is a bit boring. The flavor has a meaty intro, with caramel, raisins and some alcohol following. Warming and full-bodied on the palate, with a lasting dried fruits finish. A quite nice one, and though it might seem from my rating that I enjoyed aroma and flavor equally, I didn’t. The aroma is sort of boring or one dimensional, the flavor is more complex and in fact really good. Anyway, a nice beer. 110204
madmitch76 (10007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
21st June 2009
Clear red - brown beer. Very soft palate. Sweet creamy buttery toffee and caramel. Some tangy sweet fruit coming through before the end which is soft and creamy with a trace of more bittering toffee. Enjoyed this but really quite sweet. A dessert beer?
joeneugs (2181) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a khaki head. The aroma has some bourbon, nuts, alcohol, vanilla and caramel. The caramel, vanilla, and solvent notes stand out. The flavor is very harsh with solvent and some nicer notes of raisins, caramel, vanilla and wood. The woody tones are sadly covered by the overpowering alcoholic notes. Gets a bit soapy and chemical like as it warms.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found this beer far too sweet. Oak aging an already heavy malt beer really doesnt do much besides add more sweetness. Slight booze and notes of dark fruits with very light bittering. I couldnt get past the overwhelming sweetness of this beer.