nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yet another bottle shared by rustychiles -- many thanks! Pours caramel in color with a trim white head. Bizarre aroma. I have no idea what’s going on in this. Tastes of strawberry jam, caramelized bananas, crepe, and syruppy sweetness. Whoa. Certainly meant to share.
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a thick caramel with a white head. aroma is candi sugar oak light sourness caramel. flavor is oak caramel light sourness jammy fruits fruity tartness. really interesting.
cgreb (402) - Marburg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle (asheft) - nearly clear, dark amber beer with no foam, like oil. Aroma has some fruitiness. Flavour has also fruits like current and a caramel maltiness.
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight oxidized cardboard aroma meshes well with some dried fruit and a touch of liquorice. Viscous, almost clear chestnut with no top. Sweet, cereal grain flavour with some cardboard and tons of dried fruit. Bitterness is good and comes in after the sweet, providing some necessary balance. Excellent oily feel with carbonation that plays off the bitterness in the finish.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle from Bjarne.] A true bomb, which exploded all over the kids table to the vejfest. More like an belgian abbey ale with all those fruitnotes, caramel, dried berries, sweetness and heavy alcohol percentage. Good surprise, Bjarne!
travita (4168) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is a red like color with a beige colored head. The smell is wood, tart, fruits. The taste is sweet, fruits, sugary. A little cloyingly sweet, but good.
jkwalking05 (3935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Deep red orange in color with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, booze and fruit. Taste is of caramel, brown sugar, maple and booze.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml flip-top bottle, BB 30.11.09) Pours an amber body with a spare dusting of tiny off-white bubbles. Aroma of citrus, barnyard, horseblanket, caramel, berries, and raisins. Flavor of caramel malt, herbal/grass hops, dark fruit, and lightly sour with a cordial-like mouthfeel. Pleasant surprise.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours a chocolate orange color with decent head. Nose has alcohol. Sweet malt and thick body with no hint of alcohol in the taste. Light sour bite on the front with great carbonation. Odd salty/sour palette finish though.
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml - swing-top). Via trade with glouglouburp. Bit of a gusher. Poured clear deep chestnut, large diminishing creamy tan head. Wonderfully nutty/oily aroma, sweet but with some herbal bitterness - I don’t get anything like 12% in the aroma. Taste - somewhat stronger in alcohol, but still mostly nutty, with sour cherry and raisins tossed in. Slick, oily mouthfeel, a little acidic, somewhat boozy in the tail. Mmmmm - a sipper, quite sticky!