Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml : In a St Bernardus goblet . A r8 . Oh boy I used to really like this ten years ago when I was 23 and @ college . Despite this beer having somewhat of grandpha image going on -I cut my ale teeth on tepid brews like this one. But i don’t wanna be sentimental here . I think I had this too cold -the customary large rocky head was minimal here ...smoky ruby colour is tight ass bright and morphs into burnt purple . The nose is licorice , dark fruit like raisin , currant ,nutty almonds , Dundee cake ..Jamish boozy notes . quit warming , boozy , spicy , rich and bitter -thus i would say complex . the ale opens with rich chunky malt notes which give birth to coffee , licorice covered raisins , almost like an earthy soil texture. a dry bitterness is a welcome addition to the kinda syrupy flavours . On reflection I might be older and more jaded ,but this holds up well to this day .
waiake (580) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle poured dark & frothy the alcohol is barely noticeable the flavours are a fine blend malty hoppy fruity flavours bitter & a smooth finish great beer
klm1 (700) - - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with tiny light brown head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, pale malt, similar is taste. Surprisingly good beer, very enjoyable to drink.
simongladding (10) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, white head. Roasted aroma, some alcohol taste, hops on finish balancing maltiness nicely.
janubio (593) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber colour, with a thin head that leaves ring and lace. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, plums. Creamy, not much carbonation, medium body. Taste of chocolate, plums, dark fruits. Bitter rough finish.
madchemist83 (221) - USA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Banana bread, ripe fruit, bubblegum, malty caramel. Really good aromas. Pours brown with basically no head. Malt, licorice, washed rind cheese. Very smooth and balanced.
overtheline (103) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle pours a clear, deep reddish brown with off white large head reducing to cap. Aroma is intriguing, sweet estery bubblegum note, ripe fruits almost has a whiff of belgian yeast about it. Taste is bubblegum and ripe fruit again turning bitterish and slightly metallic. Low to medium carbonation, shortish drying finish. As good as I had remembered.
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Deep dark reddish to amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is quite full of licorice, ripe fruits, caramel and a hint of roasted malts. Flavor is quite bitter, sweet malts, but a rather dry finish. Solid body and smooth texture. Decent brew.
Mister_Li (483) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkles braunrot, klar. Toffee, Karamell, schmeckt stark, würzig, langer bitterer Abgang. Hopfen: First Gold.
huineman (471) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark mahogany, frothy tan head.
Aroma is dandelion, iron, coffee, cocoa, dried cranberries.
Creamy, low carbonation, oily. Good balance between sour, metallic and bitter flavours. Pleasant bitter ending.