Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09/21/13. 22 oz. bottle. pours dark brown with a short lived tan head. Aromas of sweet roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit. Thick and oily, fruit flavors and a subtle sweet finish.
Thanks to G&GKevin for the bottle.
jsquire (3436) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a creamy beige head. Alcohol and fruit nose. This is a big, rich beer with strong plum and dark fruit notes. Vanilla, anise and alcohol flavor. Big, alcoholic beer.
Sarlacc83 (710) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from John’s Market.
A: Dark mahogany bordering on black. Thick creme head. Nice lacing.
N: Anise, licorice, clove, some oxidation. Touch of esters and a hint of cocoa.
T: Oxidized, but it’s not over the top. Plenty of bitterness left and there’s a moderate touch of sweetness. Going slightly sour.
M: Medium body; slightly sticky. Alcohol is well hidden.
O: Has held up pretty well, all things considered. Drinkable with a nice Belgian influence.
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pours dark brown with some head, more than expected. Malt, dark fruit and caramel. Has held up well, not a style I love even when its in its prime.
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber at RBSG . Clear reddish brown pour with a white head. Sweet, but not OJ sweet. Plum. Very good.
DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of a little dark cherry & malt. Flavor is slightly oxidized anise and heavy wheat.
RobertDale (3404) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes dark brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and toffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, yeast, and caramel. Very good.
jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at TWCP Beer Fest 2013. It poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma was a bit of roast, very sweet and nutty. The taste was some porter-like elements, spices, caramel, dry yeast, quite sweet but not cloying. A nice brew.
JPDurden24 (1564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is toffee with not much else. Some malt sweetness, brown sugar and soy flavor. It's ok.
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zvikar (3372) - 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 black to brown with a beige head, aroma of honey, dark bread, plums, vanilla, wood and brandy, flavor of dark bread,, plums, chocolate, alcohol and some spices, medium to full bodied