Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A very heavy malty fruity burgundy ale swimming in hop resin. Good.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed approximately 2 months after purchase. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt. Bottle says 9.8% and not 8.6% as currently listed here.
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a persistent small beige head leaving lots of lacing on the glass.
In long: Nose is sweet and resinous, condensed red fruit juice. Thick an heavy body, plenty of candied fruits, sweet cranberries swimming in caramel, toffee over sweet cherries, quite yeasty, a light red meat sensation, a whole lot of sticky hop resin, dry tree branches, an herbal spiciness. This is a very heavy beer, almost a meal, a bit too heavy but still pretty good, just donít expect anything refreshing from this hoppy beer. And if you ask me, naming a kid Rudolph should be considered child abuse by the law.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Dark fruit and Caramel. Resiny. Light bitterness throughout. Sweet background. Finish is a bit boozy in a good way. Tasty.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soapy, peppery, floral hops on the nose. Some dark toast/dark fruit, a little sweetness as well. A little alcohol. Dark reddish brown pour, nice creamy beige head. Sweetness up front, caramel, toffee, lingering dark fruit - sweet cherry, toast, earthy hop bitterness comes through. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with notes of alcohol heat and lingering floral hop bitter
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Deep, clear crimson with a rocky beige head. Settles leaving lacy rings. Nose is brown sugar and cherry with faint wood. Medium body but feeling heavier with muted carb. Initially sweet; orange peel, toffee and cherry. Earthy pine bittering to finish; a bit raw.
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel malt, cherry, wood smoke, resiny hops. deep red brown color. hops, a bit harsh, more dominant in the taste, with the fruity malt just kinda floating on top, neither clashing nor integrated, alcohol mostly concealed.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz capped, thanks alex. Clear reddish amber with lively white head and sticky lacing. Oily dank and sticky resinous hops, artificial cherry malt, light oak. Body is somewhat thin and the carb is prickly but with large bubble feel. Again with the light fake sweet cherry maltiness, peppery hops that arenít super complex and a bit of oak.
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. thanks alex! pours crystal clear ruby dark with a dense creamy tan head. lots of sheeting tan lace. oak, caramel, toffee, and dark fruit on the nose, along with some yeasty spice. creamy medium body with active carb. oak, caramel, roast, toast, and prunes on the mid palate. lingering hot toasty oak finish.
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
delicious american strong ale, nice balance and mouthfeel, holds the head okay, complex and yummy
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, a little coppery, fairly clear, thin to moderate off-white head, fairly decent lacing.   Somewhat assertive pithy nose, slight grainy but in a mild sweet way.   A bit of astringent like alcohol right up front.   Its bitter and biting, but not in a hoppy way.   Seems a little rough around the edges.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with pith, alcohol, and semi-sweet grainy/whole wheat like breadiness.   Needs to have a bit more sweetness, and smoothness.   Not bad, but a little rough.
deforrest (1) - USA - DEC 14, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice malty aroma highlighted by the roasty notes of caramel & nuts. The hearty hop spine balances well and lends to a full palate . The beer is bright ,holds a nice head, and has great mouthfeel