Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright and amber. The aroma - big, yeasty, malty, peppery, hints of anise, pears, and almost everything in between. This is big stuff - a heady dose of alcohol, smooth, peppery malt and yeast weaving in and out, and easing off just enough to make this beer a little too drinkable for its size.
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Gott i Lådan, Billdal, 120421. Somewhat hazy amber beer, big nice beige head. Sourish yeasty aroma, raisins, plums, figs, nut notes. Yeasty sourish flavor, figs, raisins, hop notes, earthy, some alcohol, caramel notes. Complex beer.
chrisv10 (12653) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown/orange with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit, toffee and a little ash.
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of cherries and plums. Mahogany amber color with a vigorous tan head. Starts a bit thin, but the dark fruit is there, with a definite cherry hint, then chocolate hits the tops of the tongue and mouth, then a decent amount of bitterness - balances the slight sweetness I didn’t mention. However, the chocolate hangs on as well. The overall complexity diminishes the 9.5% alcohol so it does not interfere with the enjoyment. Extremely wonderful.
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with floaters and a small off-white head. Aroma is sugar, alcohol, malt, yeast. flavour is sugar, dried fruits, alcohol, malt, cherry, peaches, caramel, yeast. Nice beer.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750 ml bottle) Pours a dark amber/brown color with a gigantic, very long lasting beige head (seemed to last forever, like a root beer float). The body is cloudy with some medium-sized yeast floaties. Has one of the most complex aromas I have experienced; molasses, perfume, light citrus, butterscotch, and much more. Has flavors of butterscotch, banana, and a light cigar aftertaste. Exceptional beer!
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 (2/14/06, 750ml bottle) Big beige head atop a hazy deep brown body with some yeasties. Aroma is medium sweet, raisin, caramel, some spicy yeast, pear, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/cherry, caramel, some milk chocolate, spice, pear. Low carbonation, medium-full body, alcohol well contained. Surprisingly drinkable. (8/4/8/4/16)
(12/1/02) Brown red body with medium tan head. Aroma of raisin/plum, with hints of chocolate. Sweet chocolate is the immediate taste, but there’s also raisin, pear and a noticeable Belgian yeastiness. Very rich body that carries the alcohol well. Tiny alcohol burn at the end. An excellent beer! (8/4/9/5/18)
Tmoney99 (11911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy brown pour with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted. Good complex sweet dark fruit aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet spice flavor with a light bitter alcohol finish of long duration. Good brew for 1200.
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red brown with lots of floaties. Lasting off-white head. Really great, complex aroma with citrus and other tropical fruits, dried fruits, licorice, chocolate, cranberries. The silly marketing blabber is actually somewhat right: Flavour of caramel and cherries, chocolate and almonds. Rather sweet, very spicy, tasty and complex. I’m not a fan of the brewery in general, but they have done amazingly here. Still ugly with all those floaties though.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle-pours a light tan head and dark amber/mahogany color with lots of small to large floaties, used a paper towel to strain them out after our first small glass. Aroma is dark/medium malt-brown sugar/caramel, vinegar, some spice. Taste is dark/medium malt-sweet brown sugar/caramel, vinegar, some spice. Mild carbonation.