Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque and very dark brown. The head is thin but decently muscular. The aroma is like raisin wine. This drinks with a rich dark fruit body -- prune, raisin, plum. Delish. (#3947, 1/25/2013)
drsordr (572) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle hazy brown amber. Nose toffee sweet malt and some booze. Taste sweet malt some banana no bubble gum. Some spice and bitter on the end. Not as much ester or bubble gum as expected
jonnyguns (691) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a ruby red/murky brown with a off white head. Nose dominant with dark fruits - plumbs, sultanas, raisins & Belgium yeast. Taste has a nice caramel sweetness backed by the dark fruit presence. Plumbs and raisins smash the taste. Quite full on. Sweet plumb bitterness makes up the after taste. Very chewy at the back end. Alcohol hidden well. Pretty interesting beer!
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Mrnoluv (83) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong raisin, dark fruit smell, kind of has that funky smell you hear so many people talk about, spicy, beautiful afterteaste, awesome CO2, this one is a keeper for me. You don’t taste the 10% ABV except for that little warm after the swallow, love this one.
Gorm (579) - sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk ravfarget farve. God smak av malt med hint av frukter. Litt bitter avslutning. Cardinal.
nilsas (683) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eodt øl som bare blir bedre og bedre for hver munnfull. En god smak og lukt opplevelse. Bør prøves.
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours a deep purple brown with a small head that settles into thick lace. Aroma of sultanas is the first thing you smell, but given a second more discerning sniff and you get figs, vanilla, caramel, and herbal yeast. Tate is a little underwhelming although the sweetness of the Belgian malts and sultanas is nice. There’s a clingy bitterness that doesn’t seem at home in this brew. There is definitely a full-body to the beer but it needs a less astringent finish.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle poured a cloudy brown with a lingfering ring of amber foam. Aromas of dates, figs, sultanas , toffee and yeast. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, yeast, plums and sultanas with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
Holmen1 (1725) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff feb-12: Mørk oransje med lysebrunt skum. Eksotisk aroma og smak fra en eksotisk del av verden. Stor smaksrikdom og varmende virkning. Synd at min rikdom ikke tilsier en tur til NZ!
MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Muckey’s. Pours out a very dark purple. Off white head that settles to a thick lace. Aroma is dark and sweet like prune juice. Flavor is rich. Thick and chewy. Unfortunately, a little too much candi sugar for me. Could be better balanced.
Uhlen (222) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby pour, with a small beige head. Sweet smell of candysugar and malts. The taste is also sweet indeed, with a funky aftertaste. Alcohol very well hidden. Superb.