anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with weak sour hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Arve_Christian (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika
Dark, amber reddish color, some foam
Full body & high complexity.
Dried fruit ( raisin) in taste, alcoholic taste
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RuneStumo (2144) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
04.05.2012. 0,5l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Bergen - Valkendorfsgate. Dark brown colour with tan off-white head. Strong malty aroma with lots of dark malts and sweetness. Very nice malty flavours. Dark malts with notes of bitter chocolate and raisins. Medium bitterness with a rather dry bitter finish between all the sweetness. Very good beer!!
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a big nice tanned head. Smells of spice, yeast, roasted malts, dark fruits and plenty of caramel. Taste is very malty, heavy sweetness, some disturbing malt bitterness that makes a sharp short break in the body. Also some dark fruits and alcohol. Full bodied, oily feel. Only thing that mess up a high palate score is that early malt bitterness. Finish has some nice hops and medium bitterness. Totally a well crafted beer but it lacks somehow the overall balance i want in a big quad
gunnfryd (10202) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, alcohol, caramel, malt. flavour is sweet, sugar, alcohol, malt, caramel, raisin. Full bodied nice beer.
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish medium brown with a small head, little retention or lace. Aromas of dark fruit, burnt brown sugar, banana and yeast. Ripe dark fruit tartness and candy sugar sweetness lead the flavor profile, with yeast funk, alcohol warmth and hints of hop bitterness. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a candy sweet finish. A bit of a disappointment for the style.
Plovmand (6303) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is dark fruity and somewhat yeasty with notes of sweet caramel. The flavour is sweet caramel, sweet malt, dark fruit and ligth yeast. Bit too sweet and sugary overall. Creamy palate.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 500ml from Dispensary Enoteca. Delicious; malty treat, with nice bitter notes. Aromas of caramel, nuts, toffee, cherries, with hints of chocolate. liquorice, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
Idiosynkrasie (3593) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark reddish amber to brown colour with small quickly fading off-white head. Aroma has dried dark fruit, dark berries, raisin, caramel, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, dark fruity, slightly alcoholic. I miss notes referable to the funky yeast. Lacks complexity overall I suspect the candy sugar is accountable for.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, raisin, fruit, dark ripe fruit, figs, Belgian yeast, and caramel. Poured deep amber/copper/brown in color with a small, off-white head that diminished quickly, but lasted throughout around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, dark ripe fruit, caramel, Belgian yeast, candi-sugar, toasted caramel, hops, and a hint of roasting. Medium body. Viscous, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, candi-sugar, toasted caramel, hop, Belgian yeast finish is dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.