Finhead (1848) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Nearly clear, this deep amber-brown pour has an off-white head. The aroma has plum, raisin, and a hint of black licorice. It has a full body with slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with alcohol warmth in the semi-dry finish. thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pour is a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is full of candi sugar and dark fruit. Maybe even some woody notes as well. Flavor is a bit sweet with some raisons and sweet plum. Finish is a bit more sugar and then after the swallow a bit of black bread appears. This was a pretty decent quad. This was bottled in May of 2014 and its still a bit to sweet, that’s really my only knock against this. SG111 (2145) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Tap at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor. Pours murky brown, thin white head. Aroma is candied sugars, currants, raisins. Flavor is similar. Lots of sweet candied sugars. Ester notes. Dark fruits. Very solid. wekker84 (2550) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel spicy dark fruits citrus and some hops flavor malts caramel spicy dark fruits citrus some alcohol and hops mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark red/brown in colour with good white head. In aroma dark and red fruits, dried fruits, bisquit, caramel malt, candi sugar and some noble alcohol. In taste is sweet: caramel, fruits, raisins, liquorice, some wood and warming alcohol. After this medium bitterness. The beer is creamy with soft carbonation, quite dry with slightly but not unpleasant alcoholic finish. Very nice and tasty quad.
ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle @benzai with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Brown red color with a off-white head. Smells and tastes malty, sweet, fruity, watery, iron. Benzai (16924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes and Ansjelaah. Nice dark red color, off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetish, some alcohol, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. DutchDrebus (6328) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells slightly iron, fruity, strawberry, hops. Tastes watery, hops, malts, sweet. Thin to medium body, soft to medium carbo. leghorn99 (255) - roma, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
E’ di un bel color marrone scuro con riflessi rubino; sottile cappello di schiuma color beige, dalla discreta persistenza. All’aroma malto, con un po’ di biscotto; caramello, zucchero di canna, frutta scura, prugna. In bocca è dolce e fruttata, sapori di malto, uva passa, biscotti, prugne; la carbonazione è bassa, il corpo medio-pieno. Il retrogusto è un mix di frutta scura, zucchero di canna e note speziate. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
660ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Pretty stinky aroma - stagnant water and caramel. Dusty later. Nice red, large persistent tight head. Sweet malty body. Caramel. Decanted into a goblet, it becomes quite alcoholic in the aroma. Sweet and caramelly, and bugger all else can push past the sugars. Apart from a bit of alcohol occasionally that creeps through from the aroma, which it now dominates. Smooth palate, not aggressive despite the strength, but a bit heavy, slick, and sticky. Not the most pleasant way of getting buzzed I’ve ever encountered, a pretty amateurish strong brew, devoid of anything to interest my nose or tastebuds. At least I haven’t said "sweet boozy mess" yet. ... Yet...