Nikiel (802) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Andrew, Carla and Nathan. Pours a dark brown with dark tan foam. Smells sweet with hints of saparilla and chocolate. Tastes oaky with hints of vanilla, nutmeg and vinigar with surprisingly little roastiness. Feels very thin.
marcus (5104) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark murky brown with a massive tan head and a slightly smoky chocolate aroma. There is a spicy chocolate and plum flavor with a dry citrus finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My friend Matt brought this one up from Virginia. Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a huge foamy tan head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was tart and yeasty with notes of cherry, nut, maple, malted milk and nutmeg. The flavor was dryish and yeasty with notes of vanilla, malted milk, cherry, faint vague spices, cocoa and nutmeg. The finish was medium length vanilla, yeast and cocoa. Medium body. Nice.
Nellie (312) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pine, caramel, minor honey smell but not much carbonation. almost tastes like a barleywine.
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at Trader Joe’s in Alexandria - Winter 2009. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice dark mahogany-brown with a thick off white head with a bunch of lacing as it goes down. Smells like dark fruits and some mild caramel along with a bit of creamy alcohol. Taste brings dark fruits, dates, and dark cherries along with a bit of alcohol and dark, sweet malt flavors. Good creamy mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol. Drinks quite well at a really tremendous price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3621-20110304] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Beefy spicy aroma has an odd soya cranberry characteristic. Clear, dark dark red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Boozy fruity malt flavour has a little wine notes. Medium body. Good, nice spices. (7/3/7/3+/14) 3.4
(c/o garthicus and HogTownHarry, w/ them, blankboy, GregClow, jerc)
blankboy (5199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o IrishBoy. Pours a very dark brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy tan head. Lovely aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, light spices and dark fruit. Flavour of Belgian yeast, malt, light spices, chocolate and a hint of nuts. Medium bodied. A truly amazing beer!
jercraigs (6603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-03-04. Very dark brown body with a modest tan head. 3+ Pleasant aroma, dark malt, mild spice is vaguely anise like but not quite, light alcohol. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet dark malt core, anise/herbal character is well integrated. Smooth medium bodied palate. Recalls Trois Pistole with more spice character. Enjoyable. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry/Garthicus
garthicus (2358) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks again to Irishboy !! Appearance: Very very dark red with a brown head. Aroma: Cinnamon, yeast, raisins, plums, caramel & cherry, a little alcohol too. Flavour: Cinnamon, cherry, raisins, very yeasty, coffee and plum like. Delicious wood finish.
unclemattie (3735) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle, caged & corked. Black pour, almond colored head. Aroma of the Lees. Yeasty smell reminds me of the smell of beer just before bottling day. Heavy scent of CO2, some dark roasted barley malt. Heavy scent of Patent and Lees. Flavor of black barley, date sugar, lots of herbs, sage, cinnamon, giniger, dried bitter orange peel, nutmeg. Very complex, well made. Finishes with a large dose of bubblegum. Why do I only have this one bottle of a now extinct (R) beer. Nice.