GRM (4051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 19 2014; eye: dirty brown, hazy, nice beige head that turns into a thin sheet, average lacing; nose: yeast, spices, malt, caramel, alcohol, fig; mouth: yeast, spices, malt, toffee, alcohol, alcohol warmth, pepper, fig, finale in alcohol with good presence of malt, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic and foamy texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privêes Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 19 octobre 2014; œil : brun sale, trouble, bonne mousse beige qui se transforme en une mince couverture, dentelle moyenne; nez : levure, épices, malt, caramel, alcool, figue; bouche : levure, épices, malt, toffee, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, poivre, figue, finale en alcool avec bonne présence de malt, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique et mousseuse; en résumé : correct anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Draft @ Dressel’s Pub, St Louis, MO. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish. ganache (5905) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
750mL, just capped, Bottled with love on 6 1313, so a full year ago. Nose huge in ark caramel, fudge, plums, huge raisins, lighter red berry, sweet and thorough. Pours hazy dark chestnut with a rocky beige head. Medium body very malty with a lot of booze, some heat but a little firmer in fusels and stingers on the tongue; average carbonation but alcohol and lightly tart malt make it very aggressively crisp. Brown sugar caramel, and really dirty, humus-rich earth, long-lasting with a bit of wheaty slime, very rich. Some acetone and busted wild phenolics that are out of control, but match the pinned-back ears of the rest. I’m OK with it, but it’s very brash and rough around the edges. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Taster at RBSG 2014 Dressel’s Pub Beer Dinner. Dark honey brown with off-white head. Aroams of figs, dark fruit, spices. Tastes of apples, caramel, dark fruit, figs. Medium body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Etched glass bottle at Beer Dinner. Pours dirty brown with white head. Nose/taste of plum, raisin, prune, toffee, chocolate covered fig and dark fruit. Full bodied.
Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
This is a red brown beer w/ a ring of head. It has a fruity cherry nose w/ a bit of banana to it. It is big and heavy and quite sweet. The finish is earthy bitterness. I found even a small pour of this rather hard to get through. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft on tap at RBSG Brewers Dinner at Dressels (St. Louis, MO). Pours a deeper amber brown hue, good deeper hazy dark middle with some gentle orange glow on the edges with frothy offwhite head, mellow tannish ring that sits atop and laces small. Aromas are richer, nice carmelized and dark fruit, touches of plum, caramel and gentle spiciness. Mellow Belgian yeast, some gentle prune and plum, gentle warmth. Initial is fuller bodied showing caramel and plum. Gentle yeastiness, faint spice hits with
A firm warmth as it goes down the throat. Middle is a bit toasty, carmelized and caramel. Backend is a bit spicy, warm with touches of plum, touches of toast and gentle faint vanilla. Mellow dark fruit, plum and gentle yeastiness, mellow warmth finishes us out. Tasty, a bit big but really well done. Yeast and fermentation is on point. Not my style but a very nice beer. Ferris (15336) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft - Dark sugars, raisin and light booze. Cloudy dark brown with a beige head. Dark sugars, plum and Belgian yeast. A mediocre quad. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
PRetty high levels of dark fruits in this one, moderately boozy , some spice notes. deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice dark fruit with sweet grains, candied sugar, Belgian yeast and some pear underlying. Flavor has a nice peace and sweet grain note up front with growing candied sugar and Belgian yeast.