tennessejed420 (924) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark reddish brown with finger of fizzy froth. Aroma is earthy, vegetal, and sweet, with notes of sweet clay, candied plum, burnt sugar, bubblegum, caramel. Medium to full bodied, but not syrupy or as heavy as expected. Flavor is sweet molasses, caramel, plum, date, white grape, with butterscotch lingering on the finish.
jackl (2832) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Mr. B’s, Denver. The pour’s hazy deep amber with a small head. The aroma’s roasted apples, grain, pears, brown sugar. The taste is more pears. A touch of peat bog. Pepper. Raspberry tart and brown bread. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.
Leighton (7183) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to the honorable Jack. Pours murky golden-brown with a frothy, tam head. Some tangy fruits in the nose, bread, caramel. Medium sweet flavor, lots of leathery fruits, dry and toasty caramel, bread. Full bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Warm finish, some boozy kick, caramel, toast, light earthy bitterness, some citrus, more leathery fruits. Decent beer.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... thanks to jackl ... light hazy copper ... thin lacing ... soft candi sugr nose ... light cinamon nose.... little fizz ... soft roast malts ... soft sweet mustard tones ??? ... light roast dark sugers ... reminds me of Zeeuwse bolus ... soft barrel ... rich smooth and sweet ... hints of lemon and cinnamon ...
mrhoppy (902) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from K & L wines. Underrated. Awesome strong beers by this brewer. Color great cloudy brownish orange. Alcohol up front on the tongue and burns the back of the throat slightly going down. Flavor is interesting aged apricot and plum on sweet old dusty wood. A little sour personality. Old ale. Your nose in it all day.A special beer that reminds you of special moments. Mmmmmmn.
blutt59 (5714) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, red amber color with strong off white foam, aroma of sour apple and malt vinegar, great flavor of caramel apples , red wine vinegar, malty sweet sour finish , excellent
EugeneStraver (104) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
HOME 20130401 (33 cl bottle, duvel type; so another type bottle and other label than pictured): Starts with gushing and a lot of beige-coloured foam. An amber coloured, clear beer. Aroma: sweet & caramel, malt, slight chocolate, some coriander, bread, yeast, slightly sourness/oxidation (looks like older beer), raisins. The taste is sweet (caramel, brown candy sugar) with an upcoming malty bitterness. Fruity (apple, dark fruit, berries). Some coriander and some other spices. Also some oxidation in the taste which give the fruity taste of port. The aftertaste is still sweet (sticky) and some malt bitterness. Overall is this a reasonable beer with a lot of aroma and taste, but is already a little to old.
keanex (830) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
No bottling date, label is different than the picture though.
Appearance: Murky sweet tea colored body with a thin creamy tan coating.
Aroma: The aroma is complex with sweet apple, alcohol, and brown sugar. Brown sugar is most notable after sitting for a minute.
Taste: Apples are on the intro, rather sweet, but as the beer approaches the mid taste the flavor gets hot with booze and a strong brown sugar presence. This is a bit much to finish even a glass of, let alone the 11.2 ounce bottle.
Palate: Thick with lively carbonation.
Overall: I can’t imagine drinking the full 11.2 ounces this. This is strong of booze and brown sugar and it tastes very fresh. I am having a hard time sipping on this.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a caramel brown color with a fizzy cream colored head. Aroma of cherry, plum, caramel, and candii sugar. Very sweet flavor with candii sugar, caramel, plum, and hint of alcohol. Nice beer, but a tad too sweet.
RobertDale (2000) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, and caramel. Taste is caramel, plums, cherries, malt, spice, and alcohol. Lots going on here. Just not sure of what is going on.
rondphoto (1014) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy dark amber with a fast disappearing head and no lace. The taste is, first and foremost, strong alcohol, all 11% abv. There is malt and there are prunes and candied fruits as well with a wisp of smoke near the finish. It is almost too potent to enjoy, except maybe with a good cigar. I did notice that larger mouthsful were far more palatable than sips. Potent stuff.