bierkoning (11677) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ De Molen. Dark brown color. Caramelaroma, nutty with hints of oak and toffee. Sweet but alcoholic flavor, nutty with dried fruit, hints of oak and french nougat. Oak and hazelnut and toffee dessert in the aftertaste. Well made beer, not without complexity.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights and a small, fizzy light beige head, medium to short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is oak, peppery alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, raisins and figs with earthy hops and papery oxidation notes. Flavor is sweet malt and light alcohol, oak, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, light oxidation notes and a sweet finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a clear red color with a medium frothy white head. Average head retention and lacing. The oak notes come through strongly in the aroma, particularly maple and vanilla with a bit of caramel and light fruitiness. Taste is citrus, raisin and other fruit notes with strong oak, maple and vanilla. Slight alcohol warmth. Full bodied. Very nice beer.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours dark hazy orange with a beige head. Aroma of candied sugar and caramel malts. Flavour is very sweet, with candied sugar, burnt caramel, with a little hop bite at the end - cloyingly sweet, but it’s well-made still.
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of ripe fruits, alcohol, light bread, light spice and light sweetness. Flavour is quite vineous. Some caramel, sweetness, fruits, spice and ´wood. Medium bodied. sweetish and fruity end.
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour with a modest head retention; shows a robust oak character with woody and vanilla tones, notes od prunes and black currant marmalade; solid malt body and with a robust sweetness partially balanced by a fair bitterness, sticky and oily palate, moderate carbonation, some warming alcohol presence in a long hoppy and woody finish with more notes of red fruits - a beautiful one
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Name: Cuvee Batch 2
Date: February 27, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, lots of fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity esters, lots of spicy phenols, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown/amber pour. White head. Yeast, malt, fruit, caramel, sugar, and vanilla on the nose. Flavor is ok wtih fruity and yeast notes abounding. Malty and flavors of wood are also present. Above average, but not by much.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from American Beer Distributors, Brooklyn) at Leighton’s Aug 11 tasting. It pours hazy dark mahogany brown, with a decent off-white head. The nose is oak, caramel, dust, orange, brown sugar, nougat and vanilla. The taste is fig, oak, caramel, brown sugar, treacle, nut, hazelnut syrup, crème brûlée and vanilla, with warming alcohol in the finish. Full body, syrupy mouth-feel and fine carbonation. A decent sweet American Strong.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and clear orangish/amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oaky/woodiness, some smoke, and vanilla. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, oak, some cherries, and a little roastiness. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.