bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a big dark cream head. Toffee and light yeast aroma with light dark fruits. Toffee and light caramel flavor with light spice and light yeast. Medium bodied. Toffee and light yeast lingers with light spice.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown Belgian barley wine with a lot of fig in the nose, a firm clean bitterness, off-dry, warmth in the belly but not on the tongue. Best by says 2015; I don’t know its age but there is an oxidized sherry note that the ale handles with grace. Otherwise it’s a bit clean and ought to have more flavor for its strength.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a rapidly dissipating tan head. Aroma is malty, licorice. Taste is malts, licorice, stone fruits. Warming full bodied, lively carbonation, dry malty finish.
picterminus (2) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better for cold, winter weather. Raisin or fig aroma and flavors, sweet notes. Heavy but smooth.
Sledutah (4315) - Utah, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone at Mikeys summer party
Clear copper with a lot of floaters, medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and sweet caramel. Flavors of toasted malts, sweet, woody and toffee
Tide (1693) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at bar. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes, nuts and plum. Bittersweet finish with ripe fruits and citrus. Excellent quadruppel.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
colour: dark brown/yellow
smell: alcohol, candy, almunds, raisins
taste: malty/bitter start, caramelised pineapple, oranges, semi-dry, yeasty, grassy aftertaste
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Chocolate aroma, with malts and caramel. Taste is similar. Good beer.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with plovmand.
Pours mahogany-brown with a tan head.
Aroma is raisins, caramel, alcohol and figs.
Flavour is caramel, dark fruits, alcohol and light spicy with hints of pepper.
A bit thin and not as complex as hoped for.
dnstone (2134) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and roasty aroma. Deep brown in color with off-white head. Full bodied, roasty sweet with some alcohol tones.
Notes: On tap at Zythos ’11