dmschefke (560) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a bubbly head that dissipates faster than any brew I have ever seen. Almost looks like I am pouring a cola. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits, yeast, banana, and caramel. Flavor is similar with the addition of a bit of sweetness, chocolate, and a slight tartness. Mouthfeel is not my style, since it is very fizzy and slick. Maybe I need to try the 750 to truly understand this one.
M82 (100) - Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle code C081209500F(?smudge)L @ 50į into Belgian goblet; very deep brown to black body flashing cranberry highlights when illuminated supports a quickly fading 1" light khaki head; a flash of cherry leads into big fig and date, passion fruit and melon, chocolate, and light coffee, subdued slightly tart yeast influence, somewhat vinous, faint clove and light spice, some white fruit building as this warms; medium, highly carbonated body revealing a slightly drying fruity, chocolatey finish
Bule (230) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark brown color with a lot of head. Lots of malt and belgian yeast flavors.
stoutnick (182) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and stormy. Aroma is a yeasty tang. Mouthfeel is a strong fizzy carbonation. Taste is a lingering tang. Palate is dry stickiness. Overall, a decent strong ale, but not malty enough for me. Wish it was bigger flavoured.
MarkSachon (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the six type variety mini case purchased at Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Very nice and quite unique. Loved every sip.
costisd (6) - - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 341mL bottle. Pours a dark brown hazy colour, frothy cream colour small bubble head. Little lacing, small carbonation. Aromas of dark fruit - prunes and cherries, caramel malt molasses Lively dried fruit mouthfeel, really long and lingering. Hints of coriander and marjoram. Most enjoyable with fruit, nuts and cheese, an after dinner treat. Fabulous!
Miked1687 (269) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pizza plant. Brownish red pour with a creamy off white head. Smells like fruit, apples, dark fruit. Tastes caramel, spices, cinnamon, yeast, brown sugar. A little funk in the middle.
jehoesefat (104) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells dark and like wine almost, with fruity hints. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin white head. Tastes like POG! Passion fruit, oranges and guava. Very fruity, leaves a fizzy feeling long after you swallow.
sudomorph (29) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Pours a dark brown with a lasting, bubbly head. Strong, complex flavours fill the mouth. Slight carbonation dances around the lips and tongue. A strong taste but a great beer!
coreyc1221 (86) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wine-like aroma. Smells a little citrusy also. Iím afraid Iím just rating this from the bottle but going from the smell, Iím gonna bet that the color is a darker golden and slightly cloudy look. Smells like it anyway. Wow. tastes. tangier than I thought it would. Little bit of cough syrupy aftertaste. Though still tingling. Very bright but also kinda sour.
AndyW68 (437) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark reddish brown with a light khaki head. Aroma is earthy with sweet prunes and a little raisin. A faint hint of citrus rind as well. Taste is is very sweet and malty with dark fruit standing out. A hint of cinnamon gives a little bite to the otherwise creamy texture. If you are a sweet and creamy fan, you have to try this one. It is a little over the top for me in the sweetness.