ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to whoever popped this at the ORF release! Brown pour with garnet hues. Aroma is chocolate and light spice. Caramel, toasted grains, hazelnut and spice. Finish is dry and chocolaty. On the verge of being cloying
Homer321 (1596) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to Charlie. Minimal to no head. Dark brown and murky. Nose of papery oxidation with some sherry notes. Taste is slightly tart with some Belgian funk and a lot of alcohol warming. Wow. I get minimal cocoa and no pecan flavor. As it warms it seems a bit infected. Definitely a bit tart and funky. I think this is on its way down.
AndySnow (2800) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: The Bishops Arms (Folkungagatan), Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Sweet, caramel, dried fruit, plum, raisin.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Raisin, plum, caramel, sweet, somewhat vinous.
BuckeyeBoy (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a muddy brown topped with a small head. Nose was molasses soy sauce nuts and roast. Taste is the soy sauce pecans some sweetness and a ton of other not so good things going on. Sad to say I drain poured this one.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown color with a very thin head. Got this as a gift for helping someone. It is quite tasty. Lots of chocolate bar flavoring with some nuts in the flavor. Sweet and delicious.
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Flying Elk, Stockholm. Pours dark brown with reddish twists. The head is low, creamy with a tan color. Aroma is chocolate, pecan, roasted malts, coffee, molasses, burnt sugar, caramel. Taste is chocolate, coffee, pecan, caramel, molasses, vanilla. Aftertaste is chocokate, coffee and some malty nutty flavor. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and nicely textured. Just great!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky brown with fairly low tan head. Aroma of plums, figs, port barrel, muscovado, alcohol, nuts. Taste is sweet, boozy with a light mellow bitterness in the finish. Body is medium and smooth with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 11-28-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer forms a large fizzy light brown head that quickly dissipated, opaque dark brown body, fizzy carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, chocolate and nutty. The Taste is roasty, caramel malt, chocolate, nutty, and alcohol. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a good cold weather beer, worth trying, would drink again and a beer I recommend.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, opened 12/26/13. Pours a dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, dark fruits and a bit of spice. The taste is spice, tart fruits, nuts, chocolate, citrus. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight booze. Decent.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased a friend and shared at Jackie O’s during the 8th Anniversary celebration on 12/13/13. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of raisin, berry and oxidation funk. Malty and raisiny flavor with molasses and oxidation funk before a slightly roasty finish.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. Thanks Nihar. Deep chocolate color, with a short-lived tan head. Strong spice cardamom? Flavor. Medium body, with a somewhat sour finish.