sthlm (1255) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from 2011. [Bottle, at least 14 months old] Pours hazy deep reddish-brown with a a nice tan head that diminishes but does not disappear. Lots of strawberry jam, slight alcohol, fruitiness (I got lightly spiced pears in the beginning and by the end of the bottle I was smelling guava, so not sure where to go with that), and a touch of lemon zest and black pepper. Very nice, but not amazing. Big jamminess, alcohol is more prominent, light nuttiness, caramel, quite malt heavy towards the end. A surprising amount of oxidation showing already. Great mouthfeel—thick, smooth, long finish. Easy 5. Nice, but falls short a few ways. Age has not been kind to it, with the oxidation showing through to a surprising degree. It is also too hot in the taste. Great mouthfeel though.
LetsGoState (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is a medium cream head with a deep amber. Aroma is a little sweet. Taste is strong with a balance between the sweeter malts and bitter hops. Overall pretty solid.
kimjongill (207) - - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Light malty aroma. Dark appearance with thin white head. Good malt and hop balance. Floral hop and caramel malt taste. Light bitter finish. Pretty good beer for the price on draft.
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
burn raisin, cherries, cheese cake, moderately sweet with a touch of chocolate. Moderately aggressively bitter finish.
bubbleflubber (2058) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber-mahogany into the glass, with an initially fluffy head that reduces, leaving webbed lacing. The nose is dark dried fruits, caramel and toffee. Flavors are similar, lots of toffee, raisin, bitters, alcohol, wood and spruce. The mouthfeel is sticky with a full body. The alcohol finish lends itself to a great nightcap here, and what a great time to enjoy, the mountainous blistery winter. Wonderful brew!
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a cloudy mahogany color with a light tan head. Aroma is earthy, leaves, floral, citrus, caramel, and a very faint banana smell. Taste is bitter citrus, molasses, pine, nuts, chocolate, and a bitter, boozey finish.
StoeckleJason (22) - - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bitter hops. I love barley wine, and Flying Mouflan is typical in it’s well defined uncorrupted hop and malt flavors, but this isn’t my favorite. Finishes smoother than it starts.
wedgie9 (2513) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 12/10/12 from a capped bomber bottle, this one has been in the cellar for a while, maybe from 2010. Pours cloudy dark auburn with a slowly building, cascading tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is full of caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar, very toasty, with a light touch of herbal hops and a somewhat earthy yeast aroma. The flavor is the same, but not terribly sweet, with the hops showing nicely bitter on the back end. The body is very full with average carbonation and a very long malty caramel and bitter finish.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at the Brewriver GastroPub in Cincinnati, Ohio on 12/05/2012 at 6:44 pm - hey, I kept the tag - This is a wonderful, effervescent, full bodied mahogany-hued brew that recalls the wild Alpine mountain goats!
Marheb (3377) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Février 2011): Les houblons sont bien enfouis sous une couverture de caramélisation autant en arôme qu’en bouche. Une certaine balance est installée avec une finale légèrement végétale et de douce amertume. La buvabilité est amplifiée par une effervescence endurante. Savoureux et confortable en bouche, délicieux.