drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/22/05 - I sure hope some kind establishment (Bottleworks) will hang on to all of these so I can taste them after they’ve matured a bit, I just lack the foresight. Strong yeast as always but a bit more sour/bready than dry. The Belgian yeast lacks much depth while still young, but a very nice balance.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Dark fermented fruits and belgian yeasts. Another winner.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is black/brown with a little bit of head. Aroma is chocolate, some spices. Flavor matches aroma, much more prominent than the earlier years.
portableparty (1872) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG. Poured orange with a thin quick white head. Aroma was mild with some clove ginger and mild dirty fruit. Taste little spicy hidden fruit and a touch of yeast. Palate thin slick and dry.
kathouse (721) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber brew has a rich caramel aroma and a thin cream head. Roasted malts as well as the toasted bread and a little chocolate make a nice, but sweet finish that is a pleasure to drink.
BelgianBeerGal (2864) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle snagged from Belmont for some ridiculous price like $9.99. Pours dark like cola with active carbonation and big bubbles but no real head. Definitely get the Belgian yeast in the aroma that brings in some fruitiness like a dubbel or quad. Maybe a hint of metal too though. Pretty bold flavor with some spice, dark fruit and molasses. This held up really well.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at RBSG. Rich orange/amber pour. Dark fruit, sweet tasting - this one is really good!
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Hellbilly! Dark brown pour, spotty lacing, and a little clove/tobacco on the nose. Flavor is dirtychocolate, dry spices finished with more noticeable clove.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Garnet colored dark beer with a slick of beige bubbles for a head. Rich fruit cake and plum nose. This is still a complex, malty beer with toffee, plum, faint cherry, candi sugar and some spice. This held up very well for an eight year old beer.
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vertical epic tasting. Light brown pour with a minor head. Caramel malt forward with toffee and a little chocolate flavor. Very Barleywine like. Good!
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zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Vertical Epic Tasting at Mastikim. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours opaque brown with a small beige head, aroma of dried fruits, caramel, chocolate and brandy, flavor of dried fruits, dark bread, some plums acidity, medium to full bodied