JonnyDr (132) - , Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2008 Deep copper coloured pour with nice quickly diminishing head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Starts with caramel, banana and moves to malt as the alcohol comes through. Creamy toffee aftertaste. Limited complexity? Agreed, but a pleasant drink nonetheless.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Perhaps I didn’t pour this correctly as there was a lot of yeasty flakes floating in this. I drank it anyway as it tasted OK. Caramel at first sip, smoothing out to make a high alcoholic finish. Nice, I’ll have to try this again as I think the flakes of yeast subtracted from the brew.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Turbid with deep amber color and a mediumthick beige head. Sweet fruity aroma. Very pleasant juicy flavor of sweet malt, caramel and dried apricot.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer with a funny name. The palate is a light citrus with a firm, but by no means overpowering, alcohol presence. The only negative aspect to this brew is its limited complexity.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a medium amber color. The nose is very spicy with bananas. Comes across the palate very smooth with mild carbonation. The banana shines the most and the spice just lingers forever.
BillKismet (3991) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in a gorgeous beaker/flask glass. Amber-orange with thick head. Whiffs of amber malt, fruit and a tinge of yeast. Mysterious yeast complexity, fruit, sugar, notes of perfume. Sweet, malted-sugar-alcohol underpinning. Some barleywine fruity, sugaryness, hints of apricot.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden almost brown color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is rich malty and sweet with some roasted honey and caramel. Flavor is very strong and again rich and malty. Starts out with much of that sweet and caramel flavor, but some spiciness hits mid-swallow through the back of the mouth. Some bitterness in the finish but I was able to taste some alcohol as well. Nice robust ale but a little weak in the finish. Pretty well rounded though
rds (230) - USA - SEP 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Misty golden brown with a light tan head, a sweet malt nose, this strong ale has a surprisingly clean finish with little bitterness despite the high alcohol content. A real winner.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Lovely Belgian. Aroma is clean and sweet but without any dominate smell. Palate yeasty, as expected, with sweet malt. No sense of alcohol even though it’s 8%. Brings back memories of drinking this in Amsterdam.
Slipstream (2571) - USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big head, with aroma of malt and tart hops. A little yeasty macro scent too, unfortunately. Tastes like a nice fat dubbel to me. Classically complex flavor - honey, malt, smoke, gingerbread, esters, and crispy hops. I certainly didn’t taste the 8% ABV. This is verra nice - mmm.