The_Osprey (9690) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Paul. Dark reddy brown, small foamy tan head. Aroma is earthy, toffee, pungent fruits, souring tangerine. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste has bready malt, tangy alcohol, raisin, prune and other dark dried fruits. Definitely a heavy hitter. Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle split at the 9.49 CBC boost tasting, Clerko, 03/06/15 big thanks to Paulo.
Lightly hazed mahogany brown with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is earthy, dark fruit peel, toffee, biscuit crumble, light spice, cocoa nibs, wooded notes.
Taste comprises spice, wood must, fruit cake, yeast trace, prunes, bitter notes, light funk.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol peeping through.
Really solid quad, good balance and drinkability. Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry fruits and caramelized sugar with light fruity ester is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by caramelized sugar with dry raisins note, light fruity ester and well balanced residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and surprisingly no apparent alcohol. Well balanced and very enjoyable for the style. Brewer should think about brewing again and maybe giving it a barrel treatment. Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours ruby-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some caramel, light oxidation, dark fruits. Heavy sweet flavor, lots of ripe fruits, faint metallic notes, bread, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, loads of ripe and jammy fruits, berries, fruitcake, bread. Quite tasty overall. mikem409 (2032) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Copper color with medium tan head. Boozy aroma of fig and nilla. Taste is sweet sticky pudding and brown sugar.
GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Brown with a good tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, honey, dark fruits. Full bodied, sweet on the palate with a good belgian yeast spiciness. Taste is brown sugar, belgian yeast, caramel. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Very nice quad, lots of caramel and nougat with Belgian fruitness, great job you whalesmiths Martinus (4737) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cigars, coffee, malts and banana. Sweet malty flavour, chocolate. Sweet finish, caramel, malts, light liquorice. Nice!thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(from 75cL bottle @ Camping RateBeers. Thanks for sharing, RateBeer crew!)
(750ml bottle) clear medium brown, tan soapy bubbles. Nose of raisin, caramel, dates, sweet, alcohol. Taste of alchohol, raisin, lightly toasty caramel, quite sweet, chewy body. Too sweet to rate higher. Good though. jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle, 2012, duh. Big and 12% but not as thick and chewy as I though it might be, some sweet notes of figs/raisin comes through, I like the finish sticks with you and you know you’ve been drinking a big beer, but no burn of alcohol.