RedSox2004 (1100) - 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 (6126) - 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 (1919) - 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 (3095) - 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.
TheEpeeist (3137) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My rating #2400! This was supposed to be something VERY special but i wanted to share with my two daughters so it’ll have to wait. 16.9 oz bottle. Chestnut brown with clear edges and a ring of bubbles. Nose is caramel, dates, cinnamon and brandy. Body a bit on the heavy side for a quad, lightened by zesty carb. Taste is honey, graham crackers, fig and citrus peel. Finishes bitter and earthy.
Beer4000 (4263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle @ Patricks. Reddish amber body with a decent beige head. Aroma has caramel malt, dry fruit, berries, raisins and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty, fruity, raisins, warming alcohol and hint of wood. Quite sweet, but feels balanced somehow. Full body. I can’t really decide if this beer is complex or not, but the taste crows for each mouthful.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber/red color. Big malty sweetness on the nose. And that same thing follows into the flavor but at the back, there is a tinny note that disrupts the proceedings.
abemorsten (2430) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 500 ml bottle at Cardinal. Pours a clear deep amber-orange body with a small creamy, light brown head. Wood and berries, spices, butterscotch, fruity notes on the nose bringing cherished memories of fresh saisons to mind. Full body. Alcohol, oyster and herb notes, sweet and acidic flavors. Fruity and wooden. Good stuff!
Aniela (2296) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 50 cl bottle at home in Skövde. Brown beer with a small offwhite head. Dried sweet fruits an d a bit tar/licorice aroma and flavour. A bit metallic notes.