fiery1 (1793) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
650ml bottle @ the office. Pours a somewhat cloudy rich brown colour with a thin beige head. Nose is a mix of mead and malty notes. Flavour is a weird sour and dark fruit character while the meady note is somewhat off putting. I don’t feel this has aged well. Oakes (19332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Dull, light brown. No head. Smells musty, old. Not picking up much braggot...just more like barley wine. On the palate, though, there’s a nice honey note, and the malts are kind of muddy. The booze is not all that apparent, though. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8108-20160318] Large bottle. Wormy earth and mint heather peat aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy sweet roasted malt flavour has a long-lasting sweet toasted finish. Medium-full body. Good, a bit cloying. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Overheard: "Starke Pils was the henchmen in ’A View To Kill’"
2016-03-18. Lightly hazy dark amber body small beige head. 3+ Aroma is interesting, light honey and wood. Sweet overall impression. Pleasant caramel touched malt. Flavour is on the sweet side, honey and caramel character with wood touches. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable but a touch cloying after a while. 7/4/7/3/14 Bottle shared by St. John’s Gambit.RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Overheard: "Which one was he?"
"Err ... Starke Pils was the henchman in that show..."
Deep amber pour with tan head. Sweet, boozy nose - bourbon, juicy. Noticeable bourbon barrel influence. Low carbonation, sweet throughout. Not a disaster, tasty.
fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2017 Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
2017-04-25, 2013, 4 years old,
Strangely it starts developing some sourness, but with the dark malts it produces a pleasant result.
2014-11-10, tasting at Matt’s, 6-4-6-3-13=32
Hazy dark amber to brown color. Mild aroma of caramel with traces of honey. Good body strength, medium body strength, a bit malty, a bit sweet, possible traces of honey but not really evident.
Drinkable beer, a bit boozy, not exceptional.
Bottle - Some mellow cherry and malty notes, lite Apple notes and sweetness. Caramel, light cherry and almost Barleywine like. Light boozy notes but there is some odd fruity sweetness. I would have never have guessed a braggot. tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle (650 ml). From Thomas, thanks! Dark brown with a small beige head and no lacing. Aroma is of honey, sweetness notes ,caramel, alcohol and figs. Taste is quite sweet with honey, caramel, alcohol, figs and light soy sauce. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Sticky sweet finish. A bit harsh and not much complexity. Nothing off though and somewhat tasty. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Brown with a small pale head. Aroma is honey, brown sugar, dates. Medium-full bodied, sweet on the palate, long sweet finish. Flavours are honey, dates, raisins. Delicious. XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Hog shack bottle share. 2013. Cloudy brown and quick settling cap. Aroma of honey syrup, wood, fruit. Taste is sweet. Sticky with a an unfortunate thin finish.