Vells (643) - LATVIA - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bit disappointing. Expected something near Belgian quad, thou got only Belgian sourness x)
ofc.. its high quality and drinkable brew, but.. Mostly malt background, some caramel, sour berries, alco quite noticeable. Yeast, some spices. Sweet with sourness, low bitterness. Not bad, drinkable, but quite thin for alesmith =]
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with small head, that dissappears fast. Aroma of malts, sweetness. Tastes a bit sour and salty. Carbonated barley wine / Belgian strong ale. Because of the sourness, I didn’t like it too much.
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ben, thanks! Pours clear dark amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and bready malts, light booze, plums, dates, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet bready malts, alcohol spice, dark fruit esters, light caramel, and floral yeasty notes; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper red with a bubbly, frothy off white head. Tastes like mild raisins, light brown sugar and spices. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like mild raisins, dates, toffee, caramel, and alcohol, and a bit sour.
boisebeerguy (75) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Decent beer but scoring low due to the fact it exploded on when opened. When I say exploded I do not mean a little overflow, I mean it was like a volcano erupting. So fast I the only thing I could do was let it do its thing. So I am just putting that warning out. Also the bottle was not that old.
jjgmd (1366) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a nice java head. Nose is sweet and fruity with a good bit of malt. Taste is fruity and sweet like the nose and yeasty. Finish is somewhat woody and sweet . Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1323) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red brown with a beige head and aroma of fruits and spices. Taste is of dried fruits, yeast, spices, and alcohol with a fruity finish. Nice Belgian
Kavu (2111) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75l bottle from the flagship Alko. Pours cloudy brown with a low head. Aroma is malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is malts, caramel, dark fruits and alcohol. Pretty good, if not quite worth the price.
gnoff (7666) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on December 21, 2013.
Think it was only marked 10% ABV, might have seen it wrong though.
Thought I had rated this in the past, seems not.
Clear reddish brown color, fizzy tan head. Sweet, milky, spicy, heavy scent. Sweet, fizzy, alcohol, spicy taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Very noticeabe alcohol and spices.
Nisse666 (4068) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle from Denmark cons 2013-12-21 Göteborg
AP: wee hazy red wine coloured body, fizzy wee bubbly cream caramel colored head
AR: ripe grapes, wee yeasty, mango, alcholic notes
F: citrus, vinos, dry, pretty fizzy, ripe grapes