SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color sorta syrup apperance with creamy head. Deep fruit smell tingles the nose. It has a nice fruit taste with sweet malty flavor that finishes with zest on the taste buds.
slcbrewer (44) - USA - APR 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good quad. Not quite as much alcohol as the Westy or the Roche. Perhaps a touch less complex than those two as well. Also less sweet.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy brown. Looks like unfiltered apple cider. Nose is full of spicy prunes and a touch of alcohol. Taste is a semi-sweet, fruity, malty and a bitter dry after taste. This beer is not too strong and not too weak. Great beer.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 i knew i would enjoy this one. fruit and spice is the most memorable of this complex, sweet, and carbonated beauty. at nearly $10 i doubt i will buy again but i’m glad i got one. nicely done.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderfully crafted beer. Rich roasted aroma. Flavors of chocolate, sweet dried fruits, nuts, espresso, and spices. Slight (very slight) harshness on the tongue in the aftertaste. What a treat!
MichelV (6) - Beveren, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent look a like of the west vleteren 12 almost the same style, less sweet...
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a nice mohagany color with a nice creamy, foamy head. Fig, apricot, pineapple and orange scents. Walnuts and a fairly moderate amount of yeast taste. Great mouthfeel and nice body. Gritty caramel taste (not at all a bad comment). Nice bite.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@ Underground Bluz, Orlando, FL. Very dark brown/ruby. Small, creamy, light tan head. Aroma of rich malt, dark fruits, candi sugar, lively yeast, caramel/toffee, and a bit of gas. Same flavors. This brew tastes better bottled. On draft gas is usually the first thing I smell and taste. The full, balanced body is still a little thinner than the bottled version. Overall a great brew.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great looking dark, dark brown with a huge foamy head that is starting to leave some nice lacing behind. Aromas are grainy with some sweet notes that are almost candy-like. Flavor is very nice... with a great mix of yeasty grittiness, barley wine-like alcoholic warmth and syrupy sweet feel, a touch of a fruit contexture and some nice candy toffee notes in the background. Wonderfully blended and balanced.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank a 750 at a cool temperature in the lower 50s, it poured very richly with a wonderful thick light brown head. Great bread notes, crossed with chocolate and malt. It remains dark at the top of the goblet, and then lightens to a red hue by the bottom. Strong layers of flavor complexity abound, sweet malts dominate but the bitterness of chocolate balance this beer. The carbonation is small and lends a full mouth almost chewy character. THis beer was delicious and relaxing to drink a true enjoyement.