Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance :Good depth of amber with medium top
Nose :Clean malty aroma with light scent of alcohol
Flavour/Palate : Medium full bodied. Malts as a base with clean alcoholic side. Good brew to start fall.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle cellared for 1 about year. Pours amber with a tan head. Smells of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, some rosey hints, roasted malt. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet caramel, some dark fruit, dry and peppery. Enjoyable.
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a deep plum color, large off-white foamy head, with sticky lacing. Bready aroma, malty, with a slight alcohol presence. Light soy, semi-sweet, with an underlying dark pitted fruit on the tongue. Full bodied, but with a fairly medium mouthfeel. Definitely warming. Smooth finish, semi-sweet trailer with lingering dark pitted fruit. Maybe even a hint of smoked peat hiding in there. Thanks goes out to egajdzis for the trade!
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Bottle.
Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), with a note of smoked meat.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Poor aftertaste, unfortunately...very husky and dirty. Victory just isn’t trying anymore.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish copper, beige head resumes to a ring. Hoppy tartish vegetal nose. Smoky licorice undertones feel very hot to my nose.. I can imagine Stone doing a doppelbock like this for the little fuelic feel. Floral, caramelly and plenty of red licorice and pineapple flavours. Biscuity malts are rather earthy on the tongue. Hot and young overall profile is not helped by the heavy hop dose. Buttery peaks enhances the toastiness. Dry lingering finish, doesn’t feel very balanced to me. Light bodied, moderately carbonated, biting in the post-taste, lightly powdery. Raw stuff.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a off-white head. Rye bread, Malty, aroma and a sweet rye bread, malty, light alcoholic taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours almond color with dense tan head, aromas of cream of wheat, caramel
and dark fruit, flavors of cashew, dark fruit, bready malts, finish is smooth with some maple
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Slightly darker cola red hue with a fizzy and fading head and no lace. The aroma has notes of roasted and caramel malts, grassy and herbal hops, hints of peaty scotch, and moderate phenols. The taste starts with a hint of lactic sourness followed by a sweet malt and sharp bitter balance. The finish displays some chocolate notes and a sublime sherry quality. The feel is lively but not heavy enough for the style IMO. This beer was sampled next to Sprecher Dopplebock and isn’t near the quality, it seems thinner and less towards style. Quaffable but not overrated in bottle. Perhaps it is that much better on tap.
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 12 oz partagée avec MartinT et Beerbuzzmontreal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de noix et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3208)
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Medium amber brown color. Nice sweet, caramel, toffee malt aroma. Medium body, little to no carbonation. Tasty, sweet toffee & molasses. Would like to try on tap