Dorqui (2055) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 0,33L. Dark brown color, deep and solid aspect with an elegant clear nut head of long resistance. Liquor and alcoholic nose, complex and equilibrate nose, notes of smoked wood, cortex, barley and marsala. Pleasant equilibrate mouth, little smooth palate with a long and perfumed final.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
FROM NOTES: July 1, ’12
330ml bottle poured into a tulip with my buddy in Napa, CA.
A: Caramel malts strong on the nose, with molasses notes, and maybe some figs and/or dates. I can taste the alcohol, but it doesn’t feel out of place, and sort of compliments the dark malty profile. An inviting aroma that fits the style well, it warms to reveal some nutty tones, along with toffee and subtle woodsy notes.
A: Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a small head that dissipates fairly quickly. Not a ton of lacing, but it does gives some nice legs with each sip, coating the glass in suds.
T: This is a very robust malty flavored beer. A dark caramel malt base is the backbone for a variety of flavorful notes to come through. Dark fruits, (figs and/or dates) and just a touch of black cherries can be identified. Alcohol warmth and a molasses taste give it some hearty weight. Hazelnut and hints of toffee and maple add to the sweeter side, and oak and peat provide some delicious earthy tones. Finishes with just the right amount of alcohol heat, along mild bitterness and cocoa. Truly a well crafted flavor profile, and a damn drinkable beer.
P: Smooth and creamy. Low carbonation, with a medium-to-heavy weight to the body. Slight warmth in the finish with mild lingering bitterness.
O: A dark, complex, and flavorful beer. As a major fan of the style, I consider this the standard by which all others are measured. DELICIOUS!!!
andrewturba (885) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear deep brown, with ruby highlights, a nice creamy half inch of off white head that slowly shrinks though stays full, dense and with good legs. Aroma is rich maltiness, caramel, earthy, peaty, oak, some dark fruity esters and light alcohol. Flavour is caramelized sugars, rich maltiness, oak, vanilla, nutty, earthy, a touch of alcohol, roasted malts, chocolate, raisins and plum esters. Absolutely loving this beer.
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Corral. Clear dark brown with amber highlights. A thick one finger head. A sweet aroma of dark fruit with brown sugar and oak. Complex fruit is tasted along with a slow growing sour bitterness. Raisins. This is like a fruit cake in liquid form. It is so complex. Some chocolate is a surprise but this beer has a few of those. Toffee. Just a bit of alcohol warming and some chemical flavor.
Scrapersnbeer (1381) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy fruit bread, black cherry and woody booze aroma. Medium brown color, thick looking. Very sweet flavor, mild bitterness, surprise dryness. Plenty of toffee, yet it seems to me more a Belgian brown winter offering. Not heavy, has aftertaste and feel of black iced coffee. Pretty substantial for moderate strength.
Westchesterco (751) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle it is a reddish brown ale with a slight cream
Color head. The aroma is of mocha and a hint of cherry the taste seems unusual with a netaluc taste That resonates bitter on the palate
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From an imperial pint bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear dark cola with a thick tan head. Aroma of light chocolate notes. Flavors of cocoa and toffee. Smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Crisp, mildly bitter finish.
TrappistenOli (318) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bernstein/braun, leicht alkoholig im aroma, süsslich malziger antrunk, feinherb im abgang, nachklang leicht klebrig und bittere, mässige rezenz
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cthomas2390 (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour. Earthy, breadlike on the nose with a bit of fruit. Malty toffee flavors with discernible warming alcohols and medium-low carbonation. Very nice.
Sizzler80 (410) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby red pour with a thick beige head which dissipates. Malt, bread, berries, booze, caramel, vinous, pepper, dank. Slightly dry with medium carbonation. The flavours and aromas are mostly balanced with the hoppy bitterness, malty sweetness and alcohol quite pronounced on the finish.