ContemplateBeer (1343) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of raisins, rum, brown sugar and toffee. Appearance is caramel brown with light, bubbly head. Flavor matches the nose; quite sweet really. The palate was lightly bubbly and the mouthfeel was thin. Not my favorite BSA.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
WWWhat the hey, it’s been in my fridge for a wwwhile time to drink it. Lifeless and saturated caramel orange with no head. Ah, perhaps ‘twas in my fridge a little too long. Booze bomb with fruit, yeast and caramel on the nose. Taste of booze, fruit, caramel and a bit of bready malt. Hot finish.
Gmoney (440) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Ebs......Murky , deep amber pour , small beige head , good lace . Spicy , dark fruit nose . Flavor is a blend of caramel malt sweetness and dark fruit , raisin and plum . Finishes like a dessert wine . Dry with a lingering fruit / vinous sweetness . Full bodied ,smooth , alcohol is well hidden for 12 % . Excellent nitecap .
suprchunk (1799) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clouded-with-yeast-sediment reddish hue. Small tannish head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing behind. Big malty aroma. Bit of a sherry/port thing going on. Fruity. Sweet mouth. Malty and raisiny. Very good. Pleasantly balanced and a joy to drink. Might age a few and see how they hold up.
Benzai (5743) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, shared with DutchDrebus. Nice amber colored beer. Decent smell, nice taste even though the high ABV.
jkwood04 (2928) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours dark brown with ruby notes and a little head. Seems like it might be a bad bottle because there is little carbonation. Aroma strong of spicy yeast, hints of chocolate in the strong caramel and doughy malts, and some light hops. Flavor about the same. Flat, but I think it’s the bottle. A decent beer.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sour Apple and yeast. Pours super thick, heavily carbonated, and a huge frothy head that really lingers. Plenty of dregs on this so check your bottle. Tastes sweet of cider, sour malts and alcohol. This is a real kick in the head but quite tasty.
DutchDrebus (3088) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber/brown colour. Really heavy beer. Everything about this beer is nice, but not more then nice to me.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown with a tan/white head. A malty aroma. Flavor is tart with a crisp finish. Strong, but punchy. Somewhat fruity and sour.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber brown with small but tight off white head. The aroma is rich and malty with some raisin, dark fruits, pecan swirls, yeasty banana, and even a hint of port. The flavor is prune with some notes of toffee, cereal, leather, and some sweet confectionery spices. The finish is smooth and warm, but without any booze burn. After a few sips, a smoky aftertaste starts to build up that I find myself liking quite a bit. Pretty good stuff, really.