MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - SEP 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml. Aged 6 months piror to tasting. Poured dark brown (virtually black) with a tinge of red and a large, dense, frothy, lightly tanned head which was fully lasting. A very strong and complex aroma with dark chocolate, rasins, blueberries, dates, figs, caramel, pepper, allspice and spiced gingerbread. Flavor was a light bitterness with rum & raisin chocolate, currents, blackberries, plums, roasted notes, ginger powder, hints of caramelized figs, a touch of coffee and a warming finish. Remarkably well balanced; beautiful contrast in flavours. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation, a lightly syrupy texture and a long length finish.
OsuStu (158) - - JAN 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy chestnut colored pour with a substantial khaki head. Aroma is fig, coffee, vanilla, plum, a bit of booze, and dark cherries. Tastes of dried dark cherries, prunes, mild chocolate, figs, and a little bit of alcohol. Tobacco and oak add depth. Medium body with fair carbonation. Quite earthy with a slight bitterness to balance out the dark malts. The aroma is even superior to the taste.
Gethinbeer (2429) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep walnut pour with a large frothy tan head and lace. Fruity, tangy malt aroma. Nice spice malt flavour. Peppery finish. Tasty brew.
MadRobin (2540) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 2011 750ml bottle in January 2016.
Murky, rusty brown with a khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit, chestnuts, toffee and oak.
Taste of toffee, dark fruit, spices, yeast, oak and molasses.
Medium body medium/high carbonization with a creamy mouthfeel.
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Jow (3030) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to my cousin Jeff for bringing to my place for patriots playoff game. Amber pour nose of dark fruit and oak. Tastes of oak, plums, fig, raisins, tobacco, s e spice, yeast, and booze. Fine medium body light warming. Chocolate finish.
inpherno (7) - Northglenn, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle No. 2012-17205. Copper color. Aromas of chestnuts, toffee, and black raspberry tart with a slightly chewy, tangy, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, long chocolate tangerine peels and oak finish. A superbly balanced and flavorful oak-aged ale. It has a best before date of 12-18-2017, but I just couldn’t wait.
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Eulogy. 2011 vintage in 2016. Murky brown pour. Quickly dissipating off-white head. Smooth medium semi-sweet caramel bready malts. Black walnuts. Raisins. Figs. Dates. Dark bready. Warms to some nail polish remover. Not silky or creamy but very smooth. Wish it was darker.
drpaul (2) - - JAN 3, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Très bonne bière en apéro. Un peu fumée elle est très bien équilibrée. Laisse un bon goût en bouche.
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charule (1960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as Xmas present. Poured dark amber brown with beige head. Aroma sweet caramel smoke. Light carb med bod. Taste malty sweet oak.
___Steve___ (57) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown unfiltered body with an effluent off white head of large foam bubbles about 3.5 cm thick that lasts for the entire glass. Aromas of wet banana bread dough, some spiciness at first and an aged oak wood tinge in the end. A complex flavour of gingerbread, some yeast and deep demerara sugar. Bold malt and bold bitter profile. Mouthfeel is oily and lingering but the whole experience is remarkably balanced and in the end smooth and satisfying.
Tranquillity (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma is chocolate, red wine and sugar. The taste is very smooth liquor like and the finish long.