Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber/brown with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows lots of sweet caramel, vanilla, floral notes, oak, soft alcohol and light spicy hops. Very sweet smelling. Also present is a perfume-like character.
Similar flavours: caramel, vanilla, chocolate, oak, creme brulee, alcohol, spicy notes.
Very creamy, slick mouthfeel, personally I think it could do with a bit more carbonation.
Very nice stuff, though I can see how it may have been a little hot when young.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a tasting, thanks to Paul. Pours hazy, purple-brown with a medium, off-white head. Ripe fruits and heavy malts on the nose, some Annie’s mac n’ cheese. Extremely sweet, lots of baked beans (which I love!) And toffee, some ripe fruits, mild booze. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Decent warm finish, some more baked beans, toffee, brown sugar, some vanilla. Tons of sugar. Good stuff.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour ruby/amber with thin beige head. Aroma oak vanilla, caramel, creme brulee, butterscotch, quite sweet, tobacco, mild dark fruit. Taste vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, creme brulee, mild dark fruit, raisins. MF medium to full body with light carb. solid brew complex and full of flavors. Thanks Mike!
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
3 year old large format in snifter. Carmel color. White lacing. Creamy with toffee vanilla and carmel. Medium bitterness, sweet, and good burn. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Very well done.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear ruby color with an aroma of dark fruit, caramel and toffee. Lots of sweet malt with vanilla, caramel, and dark fruit dominant. A touch hot, but just enough to warm your insides. Has aged very well Great beer!
manuchampions (1219) - 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 (1731) - 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 (2017) - 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 (2847) - 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.