Skarecrow (166) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is Christmas cake with caramel, spice and hint of oak.
Poured hazy brown with slight head.
The taste is all about the alcohol. The initial bitterness is followed by the smooth alcoholic finish and cloying sweetness with a hint of smoky oak barrel.
Reminded me of drinking port - one to enjoy after dinner with the cheese board.
cmacklin (815) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-orange with a thin, off-white head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, brown sugar,
spice and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, spice, oak, booze and a hint of smoke with a dry, bitter, hop resin finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice, has some complexity to it.
beerplace (705) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle bought at Value On, tasted at Jamey’s. Aroma is jaggery, caramel, oak, vanilla, candied fruits, some saddle notes. Taste is toffee, hoppy bitter, vanilla, caramel, smokey notes. Barrels, toffee, hoppy, roasted malt, slightly buttery aftertatse. Perfect!
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought this at Svijet piva (World of Beer) in Zagreb for 100 hrk (13.30 €) for a 0.33 l bottle. Shared with Marko and Oggy. Clear dark brownish-amber, strange off-white head. Not really smoky, to much caramel, very aromatic. Very sweet, raisins, dry plums. Alcohol not at all hidden. Why is this so expensive?
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aroma with notes of caramel and grains, harmonic.
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice malty sweet aroma,golden, clear,off white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice light alcoholic finish.
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly demenishing head, Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter caramellic finish. Creamy palate.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish Brown, cloudy. Aroma of chocolate, cherry. Taste is rum, chocolate, dark cherry, hoppy. Not my style, but good for what it is.??
heavy (2750) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dec ’14. A 0.5 l bottle courtesy of hrabren, great thanks for sharing! It poured slightly hazy amber to copper body with smaller head. Quite fine and balanced aroma of caramel and fine sugary malt from one side and hop happy paradise on the other. Flavor was predominately bitter, hoppy, somewhat fruity. Extremely complex but I did not elaborate further in my notes. Medium bodied, moderately smooth on palate. Finished lightly and continuously even less bitter, with some of the other flavor notes, caramel being most prominent all the time. Fine, really complex and asks to be enjoyed slowly, preferably out of the timed tasting session.
drpimento (3079) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The ingredients used were noticeable and were as in the deScription, but this bottle seemed almost flat and that greatly changed the whole picture and not for the better. Pity. What was there was pretty good.