Nephilium (1790) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Batch 6; Bottled in March 2010) This starts with a boozy nose, a touch of oak, and some fruit in the aroma. It pours a clear ruby red, with a full off-white head. The flavor is intense, a strong blast of oak and vanilla, with a sweet finish. This is a hot beer, and the alcohol is noticeable in the warming sensation as you swallow. A nice sipping beer on a chilly, wet spring day. Next time Iím out of state, Iíll be picking up some more of this.
Quick3Beers (1175) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2017
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear mahogany from a bottle, quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of turbinado, big boozy oak, flavor adds some vanilla syrup. Very good beer.
sebastokrator (112) - - APR 29, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours somewhere between copper and amber, with a nice foam. Nose is a lot of dark fruit: raisin, fig, and dates. Caramel and oak round out the scent. Taste is big and fruity with lots of caramel. There is some toffee, some more oak and a lot of booze. Itís really sweet. Medium bodied and super sticky. I wish it had more spice to play with the sweetness. As is, itís pretty decent but would likely be even better when a couple more years on it.
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, oak, vanilla, molasses, rich fruit, floral, & some sherry notes; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, caramel/toffee, syrup, rich fruit, some spicy hops, and sherry notes; Warm finish; A bit too sweet - but pretty good overall.
monk191 (1951) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a bit better then we expected for the alcohol content. Pours a beautiful bright cloudy orange with a white head. Smells of orange and cream, pear and apple. Taste is very orange cremesicle with green apple and lots of boozy warmth in the finish. Had in the bottle.
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Nsanders (1124) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep orange with a white head. Booze, sugar, strawberry jam, and sugar cookie aromas. Opens with a fruity sweetness and finishes with a boozey aftertaste. Heavy body with a sugary feel.
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 12/25/16 í16 Vintage (Binnyís Plainfield)-41į in Snifter-Pours a murky orangish amber with a big off white head. Aroma of caramel, funk, toffee, and roasted malt. Taste of the same with a bit of alcohol on the back end. This full bodied brew is well balanced and is a nice sipping brew on a cold night.
eLieutebenant9 (1) - Elk Grove, California, USA - DEC 3, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing taste, though a bit flat. Iíve held it for a few months before drinking.
JaBier (7705) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Crafted Drafts on 11/6/16. Clear copper pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, candied fruit, booze and oak spiciness. Malty flavor with spicy oak and sweet caramel accents before a candied fruit finish.
Palme (4649) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.355l bottle. Wonder where I might have bought this one. It been in the cellar for a couple of years anyhow. On the pour itís not far off blurry, loaded with small unfiltered particles floating about, a medium sized greyish filmy head and a warm copper colored body. It smells a lot this. Really candy and malt heavy. It just smells super concentrated, thereís definitely a woody element in this also. Sweet sticky dried concentrated fruits, a nice warming alco dunst and tones of something almost spicy. A really hefty aroma for sure. Oh, itís no less in the taste! Really really sweet and sticky. Iíll even call it cloying. Sugary, really warming. Malt drops and a rush of syrupy sweet red apple concentrat. Itís thick and syrupy in the mouth and itís just below average on the prickling carbonation. It gets much more woody in the second and third sip. It kinda balances the sweetness with a oaky near pungent woody bitterness. The cloying shock settles after a while. Doubt Iíll be able to finish the whole bottle though, but a small glass was quite nice. 12.11.2016
RRG991981 (9) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very sweet, notes of vanilla and caramel, as well as a fruit I cannot place maybe apple, malty with very little hops. Smooth and silky, with a deceptive strength.
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