TaktikMTL (7967) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml. Merci FatPhil. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de baies de genévrier. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arière goût. (Rating #4243) Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle at Dans courtesy of Aaron, thanks man! Poured a deep, clear, brown with a red tint. Smell is big red licorice, dark fruit, sweet malt, and caramel. Taste is earthy, dark fruits, caramel, candi sugar, and a light bitterness on the finish. Very interesting and a lot going on, quite different. Mouthfeel is thin, with medium carbonation. Overall, a pretty cool beer. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Thanks to Aaron for the pour - clear amber - moderate lace - the nose has an odd bubblegum note up front, but underneath there a some toffee/caramelized sugar notes and light juniper - the flavor is lighter than expected - not a lot going on - just some innocuous sweetness and moderate juniper bitterness - some light woody/earthy notes - light toffee - opens up quite a bit as it warms, with some dark fruity notes - decent brew. cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Reddish brown appearance with a small, light brown head. Spicy, sprucey, juniper, dark fruity, caramel, toasty malty aroma. Tangy caramel, bitter herbal, juniper, earthy, candy toffee flavor. Really unique, plaster/earthy bitter, juniper, caramel flavor. Kind of cool to taste. annunz123 (967) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Caramel, toffee, and dark fruits in the aroma. Malty flavor, with toffee and caramel. Alcohol dryness in the finish. I had never heard of this beer and didn’t know what to expect, but this is really, really good.
Niko100 (2994) - Chicago, New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, juniper, dark fruit, and spice; Nicely balanced; Overall, candy like aroma - decent. laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 19.02.2011Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2012
Aroma is somewhat stale with juniper, some spices and some malt. Flavour is somewhat stale and weird with juniper, malt and hints of ash. Unique and good.
Bottle. Hazy dark amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is herbal caramel, sweet start but bitter finish. Interesting. Sandorf (50) - - MAR 17, 2012
coffee, fruits, floral, clear, brown, minimal head, tan foam, lightly sour, medium sweetness, average carbonation, medium body, was really enjoyable for the first sips, but after a while it was rather hard to finish it. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Burnt caramel, juniper fruitiness and grassy hops merge in this Wee Heavy-like sweet sipper.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dull dark brown.
-That burnt caramel sure does last long.
-The soft carbonation struggles to support the sweetness.
-The bitterness is redolent of some hoppier Barley Wines.
Bottle. Thx Phil and Anna!