MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark purple, no head. Plum, cake, brandy nose, bit cheesy lactic with light diacetyl. Flavor much more pleasant, light coffee, earth, wheaty finish. Bit thin but earthy, nice balance, light heat.
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Max’s Belgian Fest 2011. Dark brown body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some pastry, oak. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, some pastry, light vinous, oak. Sticky medium-full body, minimal carbonation.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Max’s. Thin black pour with a tan head. Creamy bourbon aroma wtih a touch of butter. Creamy, milky vanilla flavor. Very dry and slightly tart. Some roast with subtle bourbon throughout. Noticeable alcohol.
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Max’s Belgian beer fest. Clear flat dark brown. Aroma of caramel, vanilla. Decent vanilla, dates, light spice. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (floral), and average esters (berry) with notes of alcohol and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (floral), and average esters (berry) with notes of wood, alcohol, and dates. Full body, high warmth, low carbonation and creaminess with a dry and biting finish. This beer is a bit too boozy.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, with a light tan head. Slightly sweet and a touch fruity in the nose, just a touch of charred oak vanilla. Moderately sweet, moderately buyer, some fruity yeast, light esters, a touch of oak, and lots of figs and raisins. No clue this was 10%. Great stuff.