jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared generously at the Jackie O’s release... pours a dirty gold with lots of copper, whispy off white head... the nose is hot, can’t believe how boozy after all this time... tastes really boozy as well, not much going on... at this age is time to pass
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark gold/orange with a bit of haze. Smells of booze, bananas, and belgian yeast. Taste is very complex with strong booze, light caramel, belgian yeast, lots of candi sugar and banana notes. A really big beer but amazingly drinkable.
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to Greg for the opportunity. Pours a light carmel brown color with a small head. Smell is of a lot of yeast esters. banana, spice wheaty malt. clean smell overall. Taste is very malty but not overly sweet. it’s sweet but the banana, spice yeast esters and a bitterness rounds out the sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and rich with a bit of heat but not too much. Overall very enjoyable sampling.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mostly clear with a yellow/orange/brownish hue - nice sized layer of white foamy head on top.
Very sweet in the aroma and flavor wise (but not to the point of making it undrinkable by any means) - along with the ever-present sweetness, some banana & mild tropical fruit flavors lingering as well. A bit of burn from the high ABV make this one a sipper for sure. Well carbonated but with a slightly thick feel to it - very nice mouthfeel.
Very glad I was able to try this - still holding up well after all these years. Seek it out if you can... delicious brew.
Gription79 (2441) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, yet again, to Eric. Golden but a little cloudy. Nose was alcohol, sweet malts, a touch of caramel. Tastes candy sweet, a little fruity, with a touch of alcohol. It finishes sweet, and even thought the bottle we shared was oxidized, it definitely wasn’t bad.
douglas88 (6947) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a very cloudy orange color with a tiny rim of bubbles. A sweet hot aggressive nose, almost like a sweet barley wine. A sweet fruity flavor, dusty with age, hot, rich, bananas and lots of sugars. Very nice, unusual and tasty. Unknown vintage, but fairly old.
deyholla (7714) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a generous soul, thanks! Poured a near clear red amber with a light brown head that dissipated to the edges. Sweet cereal with dark fruits, caramel and a slight alcohol burn. Flavor was similar with sweet grain, booze and a bit of dark fruit.
Bov (10248) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 10, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn - pours a slightly hazy dark amber beer with no foam left; a strong aroma of marzipan, prune and Speyside-whsky; a fair alcohol presence too; low carbonation and a robust malt body, very oily and thick, pretty bitter and with a long fruity, malty and almondy finish with a strong warming alcohol presence
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the cellar originally from Party Liquors (Steger, IL). I’ve been saving this for making the Top 5 @ FFF. Time to go for it. Pours a well hazed orange pour, darker, glowing and a bit murky, a frothy bright white head sits atop, moving towards eggshell yellow. Dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are very complex offering sugary malts, wheat bread, big bubblegum and estery banana, pear, apple, honey, vanilla, more bread, caramel and a touch of brown sugar get more intense. Warming booziness on the nose, light floral hopping is depleted. Initial is heavier bodied, maybe a touch thinned, but it does it good. Warm alcohol mixes with caramel, estery sweet banana, big bubblegum, bread, dough, apple, pear, vanilla, honey, lightly bitter florals aided by hot alcohol, big beer. A thicker body lends this beer a light spiciness. Intense, sweet and hot, the florals have died some but are still perceivable. Toffee, toast, bready malts take hold with lighter spice and huge esters overall. A big beer I feel may have been aided by age.. But still remains cloyingly sweet with a light warming booziness. This must’ve been hot fresh. Good, interesting, but just not my personal thing overall.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a msall off-white head. Has a sweetish malty yeasty spicy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish warming malty spicy caramel flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.