sulawang (1101) - - MAR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours deep dark brown with a smallish dissipating head, ringed retetion w/ hazy layer, steady streams along the perimeter, suspended sediment.
Nose: thick liquid barley malts and other grains. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: thick viscosity, flat CO2
Mid-palate: dry roast, background coffee sour, (lvl-4-sweetness), molasses, brown sugar, thick liquid caramel barley malt
Finish: residual caramel malty sweet, roasted barley and vanilla exhale.
Summary: It drinks something like a sweeter dry Irish stout with a touch more coffee sourness and more complex roasted notes. Solid, but wished for more creaminess as it drank quite flat.
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s slighty sweet and malty with a toasted nut note, some alcohol esters and note of caramel with a bitter finish. Full bodied, warming and full of carbonation.
nuplastikk (5911) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dexters. Deep brown-red stained glass body, hints of light shining through the corners. Massive beige head that is in no rush to settle. Sweet raisin-prune aroma, as hint of cocoa. Smooth body, almost watery, not much hop character. Smooth and easy on the palate, quite enjoyable. Kind of like a Dubbel meets the body of an English Mild. Nuttiness, nutmeg. Comes together well, nice beer.
sjohnny (554) - - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange, maple and malt aroma. Pours a caramel brown. Flavors of orange rind, coffee, vanilla, and burnt sugar. Very light bodied.
djd07 (12575) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hay merchant. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue with medium frothy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is raisin caramel nuts and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with sweet raisin malt and licorice with a sweet finish.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a very dark brown with a thin off white head and spotty lacing, the aroma is of roasted malt and slight chocolate, the flavor is pretty weak overall, a little bit of dark malt and brown sugar but is really thin overall, mouthfeel is watery in the finish, pass.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of black strap molasses, brown sugar and roasted malt. The flavor follows suit, with the roasted malt complimented nicely by the sweetness from the brown sugar and molasses. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Maniac at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights, a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is figs, raisins, heavy caramel and nutty malt, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is heavy dark fruity esters, malt dominant, light alcohol notes and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Irish Hanukkah Tasting. Sampled in line with the other ones from the vertical collection box. Clear dark brown pour with good ring of tan head and ruby highlights. Caramel and molasses nose, chocolate, raisins, a hint of soy sauce, a little woody. Really good.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"hmmm. No sir, I don’t like it"
It’s not terrible. Pours deep brown with average tan cap. Retains alright. Smells of muted molasses/licorice and dark fruit. Taste of some chocolate, dark fruit, bit of coffee. This is very much a miss. Just seems so weak/thin than what I was expecting.