asheft (2544) - 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 (4053) - 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 (3822) - 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 (11972) - 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 (5598) - 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 (6126) - 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!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a ruby with a beige head. aroma of caramel, grains, citrus, brown sugar??, and dark fruits. flavor is the same as well. full slick body while having a sticky quality. the alcohol is hidden very well in this one. i really enjoyed this one.
mar (4884) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with some orange hues and a cream ring. nose is spicy with hints of circus peanuts. nice thickness with a heavy flavor of sweet malts, bitter caramel and honey maybe?
Cavie (3807) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Red clear pour. Alcohol on the nose. Sweet notes with fruity elements. Very sweet taste. Tingles over the palate upfront. Strong taste, syrupy. Finish is crazy sweet.