Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Bottled November 2011.
A: Pours a semi-clear amber color with a light khaki head forming on the pour. Recedes quickly to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace.
S: Boozy with some dark fruit notes. Sweet biscuit malt body. There’s not a lot to the nose as the alcohol notes take over.
T: Very sweet caramel with figgy dark fruit notes. A little peanut brittle with some sweet bready malts.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet finish.
O: This was ok. Very sweet and boozy even after a year in the bottle. Pretty one dimensional.
Serving type: bottle
radagast83 (6958) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, provided by GT2, thanks! This one poured a cloudy brown color with a tan, wispy head. Aroma was some light caramel, toffee notes wit hsome booze notes. Flavor was caramel, toffee, some vanilla and a touch of sugar in the end.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
hazy red-amber, thin white ring. Nose is caramel and plum, lightly burnt. Flavor is light toast, burnt sugar tapered by caramel and molasses, throat stings through mid with stale end.
argo0 (12931) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Medium beige head atop murky dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some pecan, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, some raisin, light pecan. Sticky medium-full body.
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL from Gator Beverage in Gainesville, FL. Pours a muddy, deep tea amber. Medium yellowish foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is pretty rich bourbon, walnut, spices, vanilla, pecan pie. Taste is soapy, spicy, nutty, some intense lemon detergent. Odd soapy chemical pervades the entire experience. Very minty and papery overall.
Travlr (20297) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thank you! Cloudy amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet toasted caramel. Decent.
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of newcigarz, pours murky amber with a copper hue and a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sugary sweet brown sugar coated raisins, spicy black licorice, prunes and a curry spice note that is unexpected. The taste is similar with sweet maltiness, a bit of roasted malts, raisins, prunes and dried apricot. It then flows into a mild tannin like tartness and an Indian dish curry spice note. Very interesting indeed with its curry like influence. Not sure I’ve had something like this before.
Huhzubendah (3378) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.
The beer is amber / brown hued with a broken khaki colord head. The aroma offers caramels, toffee, booze, and a touch of hops. The flavor is decent, with some toasted brown sugar. Mild smoky notes blend pretty well with some light hop bitterness. Fairly light bodied with adequate carbonation. Interesting, but not great.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-18-2012
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber color with an off white head. Dates, caramel, hops, cookies. Flavor is smooth and well balanced. Nice caramel, dates, figs, hop bite at the end.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel in color, moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Big malty nose, biscuit, dull caramel/toffee, some over ripened fig/date/raisin, musty, perhaps a bit prunish.   Not much hop aroma, so surprisingly English like in my head.   Warming, lots of fig/date, a bit prunish on the backside.   Caramel/Toffee is there albeit dull, whole wheat breadiness, a bit salty too.   Not as sweet as it needs to be.   Also somewhat dry.   Comes across as an old prune crossed with stale caramel/toffee on a loaf of old whole wheat bread.   While not bad, it certainly could be brighter, sweeter, and hoppier (especially for an American example).   Still enjoyable, however.   Body and mouthfeel are nothing to complain about, decent malt backbone.   Finishes with little umph.   Perhaps there is a little pith or citrusy peel in the finish.   The caramel maltiness is not big enough or sweet enough to carry this one tho.