DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$5.49 at Costco. The geek in me cannot turned down a Star Trek themed beer when SDCC is going on. Browner than amber body under a fizzy head with just a bit of lacing. Smell lacks the sugar of the usual strong abbey ale, more like molasses and shoe leather. Molasses taste is strong in the palate, with extra spices, cardamon and some clove, plus a serving of black tea. No sediment in the bottle, but I get some yeast taste that might settle out if allowed to cellar for a while. But then it might lose this delicate dance of flavors.
Spab (2755) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear caramel colour with creamy, modest-sized but nicely-lasting eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is full of dark fruit, with fair amount of sugar, caramel, some spiciness and a little doughiness. Flavour has lots of raisins and figs with caramel, candy sugar, molasses, some relatively subtle spiciness and a bit of doughy character. Relatively gentle, fine carbonation. Not my favourite style, but quite impressive all the same.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good beer but in a difficult category. Beer pours the appropriate reddish brown color with a retained off white colored head. Aromas of earth, fruity esters and caramel. Taste is sweet with some minimal bitterness.
davidtjm (883) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is amber with a thin head, aroma is fruity, toffee, sweet. Taste is sweet, toffee, jam, fruity. Great
Beerhunter111 (10298) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch nach Vanille, Karamell, süß malzig, kräftig. Geschmack nach reifen Früchten, dörrobst, holzig, Vanille, alkoholisch.
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a bottled on date
and it lists the abv at 9.3% abv.
Appearance: The look is a dark tarnished copper color with a light haze. A small light tan head briefly tops the beer. Lacing is minimal and it only managed a thin foam ring as I drank.
Smell: The aroma is light overall but very pleasant. I get nice dark fruit and sweet doughy and bready maltiness.
Taste / Palate: Up front there is a pleasant sweetness with notes of dried apricots and a touch of prune with a backing of rye bread and mild hop bitterness. The palate feels right and nicely balanced.
dodskenta (74) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burgondy in color with a tiny off-white head. Nose is full of candy sugar, malts, raisins, spices. Flavour wise I get a lot of "wortbread" at least thats whst we call it in sweden. Sweet toffee, belgian yeasts, vanilla, some nuts? and spices. Some slight boozy flavours. Full mouthfeel and quite well carbonated.
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with white head and lace. Aroma is sweet malt, dried fruit, and spice. Flavor is semi sweet dried fruit, brown sugar. and a touch of spiciness. Medium full bodied but a tad fizzy. A really different flavor profile. Subtle abv warmth from the 9.3.
AndySnow (4717) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: From Systembolaget. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, citrus, hops, raisin.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, some alcohol, malt.
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by AndySnow, thanks!
Clear red with an off-white head. Aroma is dark sugars, spices, dried fruits, light floral. Taste is sweet dried fruits and caramel with a light bitterness, spicy and floral. Finish is soft bitter with spicy and floral notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
gam (3562) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smallish beige head dark rich ruby like pour aromas woody rich fruits caramel yeast toffee sugar spice flavours molasses sticky currants raisins sweet sugar doughy note tangy taste toffee caramel mild chocolate the finish a good tasting quadruple best flavours sweetness fruits grain note very good for the style