VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 13, 2009
***review from Jan 28, 2007***Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Beer is garnet with brown touches and I did get a fairly big brown cap that unfortunately did not last and simmered down to a skim. Small ammounts of spotty lacing. Skim does hold throughout. Aroma is pretty obvious with the large ammount of malts. Huge toasted malts and some caramel. Seems warm. There is something that I cannot place that seems a bit too sharp, but it doesn’t take too much away from all the malts. Thick and sweet with maybe, maybe almonds? Taste is very malty as well with the toastiness comming out. You can notice the alcohol that is closing in on being overpowering. There seems to be a bit of sourness - I am not sure where that is comming from - that is tied in with the alcohol. Possibly some hop flavour. A bit of caramel adds a touch of sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Little carbonation. Very strong mouthfeel. Lengthy toasted aftertaste with some lingering mellowing bitterness. I mostly enjoyed this but I found that the alcohol was to prominent, and at 7%, it shouldn’t be.
Dark copper to brown with minimal head, I swear this cap has a slight green tinge to it, retention is good. Smell is sweet and caramely lots of dark malt and I think I can detect mild hops but not sure. I can smell some chocolate but it’s very faint, overall I think the aroma is a little too mild. Very rich and very malty so much rich malt I don’t know what to do with it all, creamy coffee or possibly some dark chocolate making a good bitter flavor. Maybe it’s slightly to sweet but it’s still very good. High quality and yummy yet a other gem from Paddock Wood. Review done while watching house of flying daggers. egajdzis (6574) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
Poured a murky brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light oxidation, roasted malts, nuts, and caramel. Taste was nutty, with caramel, light honey, cardboard, and some more sherryish oxidation. Thanks Josh! TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 15, 2008
Thanks to Josh for sharing this one. Pours a mostly translucent brownish amber with golden notes and a smaller bubbly/creamy off whtie head. Aroma of caramel, sweet grainy notes, fruity notes and toasty. Flavor of molassess, vanilla, sweet malty grains, caramel and some light nuts. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Thanks to CapFlu for the bottle! Poured clear, healthy deep brown with a well-retained cap of deeper beige head. The aroma was sweet and very enjoyable.. toasty caramel and nutty notes join drier chocolate.. prickly alcohol and herbal tones accent nicely. The flavor had roughly the same components, but picked up a pervasive (but not entirely unpleasant) sourness.. well-caramelized base with lesser doses of nutty malts.. the finish was sour and warm, carrying through caramel. Medium-bodied with ideal carbonation on the palate.. the sourness got in the way, and I wish I drank it a tad sooner.. very good stuff!
Sammy (12195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours dark with a small but smart head. Aroma contains alcohol, roasted barley, and reminds of a barleywine. The taste is a medium mouthfeel plus dunkle chocolate malt with a bit of roasted barley taste. Well offset by toffee malt for drinkability. Overall quite nice.
Oakes (17649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Amber-brown colour. No real head. Fudgey, chocolatey, demerara aroma. Rich, earthy palate with burnt cherry, alcoholic warmth midway, and a sweet, earthy, brown sugar and fruitcake finish. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Bottle @ TimE’s House: Dark brown mahogany color, thin white head and some lacing. The nose is fruity and strong with some bright plum, licorice, light spice and sweet caramel. The flavor is intensely sweet and malty, lots of dark fruits and molasses, bright acidity in the finish to round it out too. Nice hoppy finish, excellent bock, a bit too sweet but the alcohol notes are absent and it’s clean enough for full mouth fulls. Good. Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Dark ruby brown, thin light tan head.
Aroma is caramel, chocolate, toffee, and cream. Taste is a light caramel, a bit nutty, pretty interesting and pleasant. Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
A deep dark brown bock with a thin lacing light moka head. Nice caramel and plums in aroma, with light vinous and chocolate notes. In mouth, a sweet molasse bock with figs, licorice, nutty notes, metallic notes, but overall, enjoyable. Bitter chocolate develops in final. Thanks to PintbyPint, around March 2007.