mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bamberg jolly day 2 25/01/2014. Bottle shared at Cafe Abseits grand tasting. Thanks to Ken. Clouded orange coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is sharp apple skin and hot fuessel alcohols. Flavour is tart apple, granny smith, nutmeg, solvent. Dryish palate. Spicy hop in the finish Disappointing.
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange-brown with particles. Small tan head. Aroma sweet malt, booze, fruity. Full body. Some alcohol burn but not unpleasant. Flavor is rather sweet. Caramel, molasses. Some red fruit in the background. A bit of tartness. Big and sweet, mildly complex, I think I like it but it’s a little hard to say.
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Danish tasting session
Hazy dark amber color with small sized compact head. Aroma of fruits, some smell of puke and stale water; light talc. Sweetish flavor, some fruit (fruit jam), malt, not much of the promised Belgian character (self defined Belgian style); ordinary bitterness with some wood in the end and fairly strong alcohol impression.
Confused and not much interesting concoction.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, light tan colored head that is tightly beaded and leaves a fair amount of lacing stuck to the sides of the glass. the beer is a dark, concentrated amber / plum color that shows an almost clear, amber / golden hue when held up to the light. The nose smells sweet, richly caramelized, of brown sugar soaked fresh baked dough (sort of like a sticky bun), a touch of toasted nutty character, as well as a rich, dark fruit character that leans towards dates, raisins, and some fig notes. As the beer warms up it picks up a bit of peppery, alcohol warming character to it.
The beer is quite sweet up front, this is slightly cut towards the finish by a light tartness, an almost roasted nutty note, and a lingering, though light, bitter note; this last I can’t quite pin down the origin of. There is a solid fruitiness to this beer, vaguely citrus like, definitely berry leaning, with a touch of apple butter, some fig and date like notes, all of which are accentuated by the touch of tartness. As the beer warms up more of a rich maltiness starts to come out with more rounded nutty notes, a bit of toasted, whole grain malt, and a sweet, concentrated, caramelized malt character. The beer is not quite as dense and heavy as one might expect from a beer of this strength, though it is most definitely a sipping beer. Some hot alcohol becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up and adds a bite to the finish.
This is not the most complex beer in the world, and it can be quite sweet, though the light tartness from the berries is certainly a nice addition. I wonder if some age will do this some good.
pentaz (1239) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours light hazy dark orange with a small creamy white head. Aroma is booze, dextrose, clove, toffee,toasted malt, dark fruit. Taste is heavy sweet, light+ bitter. Body is light+, texture is viscous, carbonation is soft. Finishes very sweet and warming
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle pours with a clear amber to ruby red body that supports a two minute long tan head. The aroma is full and pulsing with brown sugar, prunes, figs, molasses covered graham crackers, cinnamon, a bit of ginger and chocolate followed by some booze. The taste is rich and sweet and fruity with sweet plum juice, brown sugar, figs and a honey covered ripe red apple slice note. Behind those notes are cinnamon covered ginger snap cookies and some chocolate followed by spicy yeast and booze that surface and help bring this to the finish. Nice brew.
BBB63 (6040) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in my decades old Chimay Chalice: Pours a reddish brown with a fading head and some lace. Lovely tart and twangy fruit profile over candi sugar and yeast character. Plenty of that "Bruery" house character of overly sweet, overly boozy, and overly yeasty notes too. Methinks I need to get another bottle and sit on it for two or three years whereist it will be an Imperial Flanders Sour Ale.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber-brown, bubbly head, some alcohol, yeasty taste, light phenols. The alcohol provides balance, but it’s reminding me of La Trappe Quad, but it is rough, not as refined as it needs to be.
Ktwse (1996) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy brownish amber with medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, bread, carnation. Taste is sweet, spicy with light hints of bitter in the finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.
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jrob21 (2560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 from greens. Big malt body and dark fruit flavors. Chewy grain toffee and baked bread. This will do well in a barrel for sure. Toffee and plum aromas. Dangerously smooth. Pretty decent big beer. Good for the winter season.